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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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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10 PPE Checks To Perform Before Leaving Port

Posted by on 18 Sep 2018 under Advice from Ship Chandlers

Man wearing safety gear

Personal Protective Equipment

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 is well-versed in sourcing supplies for a wide variety of vessels. We’ve worked hand in hand with professional seafarers for many years, so we know how important it is to ensure the safety of your crew before you leave shore.


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What Ship Is That? Part Three

Posted by on 31 Aug 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Battleship?

Guess Which Ship This Is…

We’re 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 Ballinger, Barge and Barque. Today we continue our foray into the fascinating world of historical shipping by taking a look at the majestic Barquentine, the brutish Battleship, and the multifaceted Bergantina.


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Drones Mitigate Risks In Maritime Sector

Posted by on 31 Aug 2018 under Ship Chandling

Drone with sea in background

Safer Maritime Sectors Through Drone Use

The use of unmanned drones have become commonplace in industries as varied agriculture and film-making, and have now naturally found a foothold in the maritime industry as well. Here are a few examples of how it is already being used to bolster safety and aid in risk management in ocean-based environments around the world, and a look at how it will likely be employed in future:


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WC To Get New Maritime Cluster

Posted by on 01 Aug 2018 under Ship Chandling

Table Bay Harbour

New maritime cluster hopes to bring big things to The Cape

The Western Cape of South Africa is poised to benefit from the incorporation of a maritime cluster that is set to develop the existing supply chain throughout the region and bolster the industry from the inside out. The voluntary non-profit is spearheaded by industry heavyweights such as Raizcorp and the WC Department of Economic Development & Tourism. Damen Shipyards, the Royal IHC and even the Kingdom of the Netherlands are lending their support as well. The hope is that more partners will join the cluster in months to come.


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What Ship Is That? Part Two

Posted by on 09 Jul 2018 under Ship Chandling

What ship is this - Ballinger, Barge or Barque?

Ballinger, Barge or Barque?

We’re back with yet another illuminating look at historical ship variations and fun facts to go along with it. In the previous installment of ‘What Ship is That’ we took a look at the Argosy and Balener. Today we continue our exploration of the wonderful world of ancient shipping by taking a look at the brawny Ballinger, hard-working Barge and much-loved Barque.


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