Welcome to the Link Ships Chandlers Blog

Hi there, we are so glad that you have joined us to find out more about general ship chandlery services and our Link maritime supply company. In our opinion we are part of one of the most important business operations in the world. Although we are based in South Africa, we have a wealth of experience offering our services to international clients all over South Africa. Over the course of this blog we hope to introduce you to what it is we do, why we do it and of course how we are able to do it so well. We will also share interesting fact, stories and figures around the maritime industry as a whole, so follow our blog not to miss out!

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What Ship Is That? The Corvette, Cutter & Dhow

Posted by on 13 Feb 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories

A Sloop-of-War

A Sloop-of-War

As a supplier of chandling services to the maritime trade along the South African coastline, the Link team has a keen interest in pretty much anything to do with ships. As such, we’ve been sharing some fun and interesting info on historical ships over the last few months. The last installment featured the Clipper, Cog, and Collier. Today we journey onwards into the fascinating world of historical shipping by taking a look at the zippy Corvette, the super-serious Cutter, and the exotic Dhow.


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The Impact of Underwater Noise

Posted by on 04 Feb 2019 under Advice from Ship Chandlers, Maritime Facts and Stories

Underwater

It Can Get Quite Noisy Underwater

As suppliers of provisions, equipment, and parts to vessels bound for Cape Town and other South African ports, Link Ship Chandlers take a keen interest in the impact that the shipping trade has on the natural world. As such, we were heartened to learn that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) have been hard at work to provide guidelines for the reduction of underwater noise, which has been shown to have a significant impact on the wellbeing of countless marine life species.


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What Ship Is That? The Clipper, Cog & Collier

Posted by on 07 Jan 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories

A Modern-day Clipper?

Could This Be A Modern-day Clipper?

As you may know by now, the Link Ship Chandlers team tends to geek out over historical ships (to put it mildly). We’ve been sharing some info and fun facts about our favourites over the past few months. The last installment took at look at the Catamaran, Catboat, and Chebec. Today we journey onwards into the fascinating world of historical shipping by taking a look at the long-haul Clipper, curvy Cog and rough-and-tumble Collier.


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Concise Shipping Vocab Guide: Bill of Lading

Posted by on 27 Dec 2018 under Advice from Ship Chandlers, Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Shipping Vocabulary

Shipping Vocabulary: Bill of Lading

Every industry has its lingo. As one of the preferred providers of chandling services in Cape Town, Saldanha, Port Elizabeth, Coega, Durban and Richards Bay, the Link Ship Chandlers team speaks ‘shipping’ fluently. However, we also realise that the abbreviations and technical terms that form a part of our everyday vocabulary can be quite confusing for the novice.


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What Ship Is That? Part Seven

Posted by on 17 Dec 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Catamaran

What Ship Is This?

Over the past few months, we’ve started to work our way through a series of fascinating historical ships and a collection of fun facts to go along with each. The last installment discussed the Buza, Caravel & Carrack. Today we continue our foray into the captivating world of historical shipping by taking a look at the wholly underestimated Catamaran, the jaunty Catboat, and the battle-forged Chebec.


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NCG Helps With Maritime Skills Initiative In WC

Posted by on 15 Nov 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Western Cape Harbour

Western Cape Maritime Skills To Be Developed

As one of the preferred providers of chandling services in Cape Town, Saldanha, Port Elizabeth, Coega, Durban and Richards Bay, the Link Ship Chandlers team takes great pride in being a part of the thriving ocean economy throughout South Africa. As such, we are happy to report that 2018 has brought much good news for the Western Cape shipping trade, as well as underprivileged learners from this region, who soon stand to gain from the involvement of the Netherlands Consulate General in Operation Phakisa.


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What Ship Is That? Part Six

Posted by on 08 Nov 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Brig Ship

What Ship Could This Be?

In previous months we’ve taken a look at a series of historical ships and a collection of fun facts to go along with it. The last installment took a look at the Brigantine, Brighton Hog Boat & Budgerow. Today we continue our foray into the captivating world of historical shipping by taking a look at the multifaceted Buza, rather famous Caravel and game-changing 16th-century Carrack.


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Biofuel Advances Benefit Responsible Shipping

Posted by on 24 Oct 2018 under Ship Chandling

Cargo Ship At Sea

Cargo Ships Can Run On Biofuel

As one of the preferred providers of chandling services in Cape Town, Saldanha, Port Elizabeth, Coega, Durban and Richards Bay, the Link Ship Chandlers team always has its collective ear to the ground when it comes to the environmental impact of shipping around the globe. Normally, the news is pretty dire, but today we have the privilege of sharing a very prominent ray of hope!


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What Ship Is That? Part Five

Posted by on 11 Oct 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Ship Front Angle

Is This One Of The Ships On The List Today?

In previous months we’ve taken a look at a variety of historical ships and a bunch of fun facts to go along with it. The last installment took a look at the Bilander, Bireme, and Brig. Today we continue our foray into the fascinating world of historical shipping by taking a look at the swift Brigantine, the custom-designed Brighton Hog Boat and the people-carrying Budgerow.


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What Ship Is That? Part Four

Posted by on 25 Sep 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Brig Ship

What Ship Is This?

The Ship Chandlers team is back with yet another insider look at historical ship variations and fun facts to go along with it. In the previous instalment of ‘What Ship is That’ we took a look at the Barquentine, Battleship & Bergantina. Today we continue our foray into the fascinating world of historical shipping by taking a look at the compact Bilander, the truly old-school Bireme, and the deadly Brig.


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