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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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.


Why We Need Supply Chain Risk Management

Posted by on 17 Nov 2020 under Ship Chandling

Container Ship

The Need For A Supply Chain Risk Management Plan Explained

It’s no secret that Covid-19 has impacted most sectors across the world and ship chandling is no exception. Indeed, the coronavirus helped identify many vulnerabilities and weaknesses but supply chain risk management goes beyond that.

Ship suppliers face challenges every day from shipping delays and theft to natural disasters, changing consumer trends and even cybersecurity. Successfully navigating the world of maritime service is challenging but having a sound supply chain strategy in place can help tremendously.


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Tankers Explained, Part IV: Product Tankers

Posted by on 27 Oct 2020 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Product Tankers

Oil Tanker

Link Ship Chandlers offers expert chandling support in Cape Town, Saldanha, Port Elizabeth, Coega, Durban and Richards Bay. The relationships we build with our valued clientele are based on quality service, punctual delivery, affordable pricing and mutual respect.


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How We Ensure Supply Chain Transparency

Posted by on 09 Oct 2020 under Advice from Ship Chandlers, Ship Chandling

Shipping Dock

Supply Chain Transparency Discussed

p>During these challenging times, in particular, there is an increasing demand for supply chain transparency, resiliency and sustainability. Companies need to understand what that all means and where to invest so they can ensure their supply chain checks all the essential boxes.
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Why Exact Cargo Weight Declaration Is Crucial

Posted by on 29 Sep 2020 under Advice from Ship Chandlers, Maritime Facts and Stories

Shipping Containers

The Importance Of Declaring Cargo Weight Exactly

The Link Ship Chandlers team has been in the shipping industry for decades, which means that we have seen our fair share of minor (and major!) disasters play out in Cape Town and the other South African ports we service. Sometimes accidents happen and it’s no-one’s fault, other times it’s a series of unfortunate events that started with something as simple as incorrect administration.


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Lessons Learnt from the 2020 Mauritius Oil Spill

Posted by on 08 Sep 2020 under Advice from Ship Chandlers, Maritime Facts and Stories

Coast of Mauritius

What The Oil Spill in Mauritius Taught Us

As a proud provider of chandlery services to customers in Cape Town and at other South African ports, the Link Ship Chandlers team makes a point of staying abreast of relevant news that affects the shipping industry around the globe. This is especially true of cases in which the environmental impact of our trade is concerned.


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Quarantine & Testing Guidelines for Seafarers

Posted by on 19 Aug 2020 under Advice from Ship Chandlers, Marine News

Cruise Ship

Important COVID-19 Guidelines for Seafarers

As a proud supplier of 24/7/365 chandling services to a wide variety of shipping clientele in Cape Town and other major South African ports, the Link Ship Chandlers team has been keeping a close eye on the development of best practice guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 quarantine and testing for the hardworking seafarers who man these vessels.

Here is a breakdown of the latest guidelines, as set out by the International Maritime Health Association (IMHA):


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5 Personal Safety Musts Aboard Ship

Posted by on 05 Aug 2020 under Advice from Ship Chandlers, Ship Chandling

Orange Lifesavers

Important Safety Musts On A Ship

Link Ship Chandlers operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and consistently provides exceptional chandlery services to customers in Cape Town and at other South African ports on demand. As such, the safety of the crew members aboard the ships we supply is always top of mind for our team, as we work tirelessly to supply provisions, equipment and parts to vessels bound for South African ports from all around the globe.


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Dry Cargo Ships Explained: Specialised Vessels

Posted by on 23 Jun 2020 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Specialised Vessel

Part 4: Specialised Vessels

As a respected full-service maritime and offshore procurement company that services all of SA’s major ports, the Link Ship Chandlers team is fully immersed in the world of maritime trade at all times. However, we also understand that everyone is not as versed in the lingo of the shipping world as we are, which is why we’ve decided to use our blog to put together a handy glossary of industry-related terms. In this series, we’re discussing various types of dry cargo ships and tankers.


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Satellites Track Oil Spills During C-19 Shutdown

Posted by on 08 Jun 2020 under Marine News

Satellite In Space

Satellites Track Oil Polution

As a proud supplier of provisions, equipment and parts to vessels bound for South African ports, the Link Ship Chandlers team has been only too aware of the impact various levels of COVID-19 shutdowns have had on the shipping trade around the world. However, we are happy to report that the effects of the pandemic have not only been negative – it has also spurred on innovation in the most unexpected way.


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The Impact Of Blank Sailings Due To Covid-19

Posted by on 25 May 2020 under Marine News

Shipping Vessel

COVID-19 vs Shipping

According to an article by SAIMI, the South African International Maritime Institute, which recently featured on The Maritime Executive platform, the country certainly has not been exempt from the impact of blank sailings due to the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.


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