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!

Contact Us at Link Ships Chandlers

If you have any questions about this blog, the services that we offer, or even if you are looking for specific information about products that we supply, then please feel free to contact us and let us know! Alternatively, if you simply would like to find out more about ship chandlery services in general, new Link business ideas, or even join in on a conversation about South African Ships Chandlers, then dive into the blog and become part of our vibrant maritime industry right now.


3 Tech Trends Emerging in Shipping in 2019

Posted by on 17 Jun 2019 under Marine News, Ship Chandling

New Tech In Shipping

New Tech In Shipping

The shipping industry may have been around for seven centuries now, but that doesn’t mean it’s behind the times – not by a long shot. As with all major enterprises and trade avenues around the world, freight and shipping continue to evolve, expand and adapt as new technologies are developed and made available.


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Benefits Of GPS & IoT For The Freight Industry

Posted by on 04 Jun 2019 under Marine News, Ship Chandling

Aerial View of Containers

Tech Innovates The Freight Industry

At Link Ship Chandlers, we believe that the transport industry is one of the pillars of modern society. After all, everything from the food we eat and the beverages we drink, to the appliances we use and cosmetics we apply had to be transported from its point of origin to our corner shop. Without transport, we would also not be able to get to school and work to contribute to develop our skills and contribute to the economy.


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Blank Sailing: What It Means & Why It Happens

Posted by on 21 May 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Blank Sailing

Blank Sailing

If you work in an industry that depends on ocean shipping to get your goods to market, odds are you’ve encountered blank sailing at some point and you weren’t all too thrilled about it. Today we’ll take a look at this bit of freight-related jargon, explain what it means and take a look at why it happens.


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Testing Biofuel on Cross-Ocean Shipping Lane

Posted by on 02 May 2019 under Marine News, Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Smart Transport

Carbon Emissions Of Various Transport Vessels

As a provider of marine supply services in South Africa, the Link Ship Chandlers team is always interested in news on research and development in our field – doubly so when the research in question is aimed at streamlining the shipping trade to become more sustainable on the whole. While greenhouse gas emissions from shipping are much lower than other modes of transport (only about 3% of global emissions), it does account for 90% of global trade and if measures aren’t taken to keep the carbon footprint in check, it could triple by 2050.


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Sustainable Agriculture in Shipping Containers

Posted by on 23 Apr 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Shipping container farming

New Shipping Container Farms Reimagine Sustainable Agriculture

As a provider of ship chandler services in South Africa, the Link Ship Chandlers team has a keen interest in all types of technology pertaining to the shipping container trade. While our professional focus lies on ocean-bound containers, it’s always wonderful to see how entrepreneurs around the globe are utilising this multifaceted trade tool to create inspiring spaces and, increasingly, sustainable tech solutions.


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Shipping Vocab: Shipbroker vs Ship Charterer

Posted by on 04 Apr 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Shipbroker Vs Ship Charterer

Shipbroker Vs Ship Charterer Explained

Every industry has its own jargon. 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 has a solid handle on shipping lingo. 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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Summary: Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue

Posted by on 14 Mar 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Ship Yard

2019 Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue Key Takeouts

The recent 2019 South African Maritime Transport Sector Dialogue that took place in Durban on 28 February sought to promote a more robust relationship between the private sector and government as it pertains to the challenges and opportunities that underpin the possibility of transformation in this all-important sector.


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Ship Design Tips To Reduce Underwater Noise

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

Ship Design

IMO Ship Design Guideline That Is More ‘Fish Friendly’

We recently published a blog on the impact of underwater noise on marine life that was so well received that we thought we’d follow it up with a closer look at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) design guidelines that have been put in place to mitigate this particular environmental stressor. The IMO has been hard at work to tailor these 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 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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