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.


Fires On Ships: Causes And Solutions

Posted by on 06 Oct 2019 under Advice from Ship Chandlers, Ship Chandling

Ship on Fire

Ship Fires: Causes & Prevention

A ship fire is one of the most frightening emergencies that can occur at sea – big vessels carry large amounts of oil, petrol and flammable substances that can cause immense damage if the crew don’t have access to the right fire-fighting equipment. Here are three things every shipowner should be doing to minimise their team’s risk when they take to the waters:


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A Concise Guide To Cruise Ship Engines: Part I

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

Ship Engine

Ship Engine

At Link Ship Chandlers, we love going behind the scenes to find out more about the inner workings of the impressive ships we supply in the course of providing chandling services from South African ports. In this blog and the two to follow we will be looking at the cruise ship engine from a few different angles. We’ll start by discussing the engine room and defining a few important terms.


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Cruise Ship Hygiene Management: Part II

Posted by on 02 Sep 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Cruise Ship

The Ins-And-Outs Of Cruise Ship Hygiene – Part II

In a previous blog, we took a look at some of the hygiene processes followed aboard the mega-ships that tour our oceans. Today we’ll be taking a look at the legislation behind it all. The following content is based on the Guide to Ship Sanitation by the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), which forms a part of the United States National Library of Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.


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An Inside Look At Cruise Ship Hygiene

Posted by on 19 Aug 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Cruise Ship

The Ins-And-Outs Of Cruise Ship Hygiene

At Link Ship Chandlers we like to give our readers the answers to those burning ship-related questions. One of the questions that crop up frequently with regard to mega cruise liners is how they manage to keep their ships you know, sanitary, while they’re out to see with all those thousands of passengers on board. Surely they can’t just open a hatch and dump a whole lot of waste in the sea?


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South Africa’s First Female Shipbuilder

Posted by on 05 Aug 2019 under Marine News, Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Unfinished Ship

Young Bonteheuwel Woman Becomes SA’s First Female Ship Builder

At Link Ship Chandlers we love sharing inspiring stories, which is why we were beyond excited to learn that South Africa’s newest shipbuilder is a young woman. Candra Shanice Pedro (26) from Bonteheuwel in Cape Town matriculated from Spes Bona Technical High School in 2010 and then studied engineering sciences. She was set on the course to her shipbuilding qualification when she happened upon an advertisement for an apprenticeship at a local dockyard.


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5 Tech Trends Emerging in the Freight Industry

Posted by on 18 Jul 2019 under Marine News, Ship Chandling

Tech Trends In Freight

2019 Tech Trends In The Freight Industry

As a proud supplier of provisions, equipment and parts to vessels bound for South African ports in Cape Town, Saldanha, Port Elizabeth, Coega, Durban and Richards Bay, the Link Ship Chandlers team keeps a close eye on the trends that influence the shipping trade. Lately, there has been plenty of movement on the technological front, so we thought we’d share some insight on the tech trends that have started to emerge as we head into the second half of 2019.


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Navy Ship-Building Project Bolsters SA Economy

Posted by on 08 Jul 2019 under Marine News, Ship Chandling

Navy Ships

Project Biro To Boost South African Economy

As a proud supplier of provisions, equipment, and parts to vessels bound for South African ports in Cape Town, Saldanha, Port Elizabeth, Coega, Durban and Richards Bay, the Link Ship Chandlers team is always heartened to learn of new shipping projects that are poised to bolster our local economy. This is why we were so excited when we got wind of the fact that Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) was awarded the commission to build three new patrol vessels that will aid the South African Navy in protecting our country’s 1.5 million square kilometer coastline from threats such as trafficking, illegal fishing and piracy.


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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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