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Link Ship Chandlers: Advice from Ship Chandlers




Benefits & Reasons to Use Link Ship Chandlers

Posted by on 16 Feb 2021 under Advice from Ship Chandlers, Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Aerial photo of shipping port

Why using Link Ship Chandlers is the smart choice

Choosing a ship chandler to assist you at a port in South Africa can be a tall order. Essentially, you are looking for a business that is able to provide you with supplies, vendor support and accountancy all in one fell swoop. As such, it only makes sense to weigh your options carefully and to align yourself with a chandling provider that offers a combination of timeous, cost-effective marine and rigging supplies, and seamless supply chain optimisation.

At Link Ship Chandlers we understand that it’s imperative to find a company you can trust to facilitate all the important things you need to happen while you are at port in Cape Town, Saldanha, Port Elizabeth, Coega, Durban and Richards Bay. This is why we go out of our way to offer exceptional service every step of the way. As such:


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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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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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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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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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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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