Link Ship Chandlers: Maritime Facts and Stories




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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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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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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How the Shipping Container Changed the World

Posted by on 27 Mar 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Intermodal Shipping Container
The Intermodal Shipping Container

The Intermodal Shipping Container

If you live in a South African port city like Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Saldanha or Coega, travelling shipping containers are likely to be a part of your everyday life. Whether we realise it or not, all of us depend on the use of shipping containers that underpin global freight handling. Here’s a quick look at the history of the intermodal shipping container and the way it has changed the world.


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The ABCs of Shipping Container Jargon

Posted by on 26 Feb 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Shipping Container Jargon
The ABCs of Shipping Container Jargon

The ABCs of Shipping Container Jargon

What is a shipper-owned container and how does it differ from a carrier-owned container? Is a box, container, TEU and FEU the same thing? And what on earth is a NVOCC?

The shipping container is one of the most important inventions of the modern world. It completely changed the 20th century business landscape and is widely hailed as one of the major architects of globalisation. The humble container turned 60 in 2016 and is firmly entrenched as the standard for worldwide shipping. In fact, it is estimated that there are 35+ million TEUs in current circulation.


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International Waters: Safest It’s Been in 22 Years

Posted by on 23 Jan 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

International Waters: Safest It’s Been in 22 Years
International waters are currently the safest it’s been for the last 22 years

International waters are currently the safest it’s been for the last 22 years

As suppliers to the world’s foremost shipping enterprises, the safety of the crews that steer these cargo ships are of the utmost importance to us. As such, we were very happy to learn that according to the most recent statistics, international waters are currently the safest it’s been for the last 22 years.


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Modern Romance: Life at Sea in the 21st Century

Posted by on 18 Jan 2018 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Modern Romance: Life at Sea in the 21st Century
Modern Day Life on the High Seas

Modern Day Life on the High Seas

Over the festive season we came across a wonderfully written article about life at sea in modern times. The article, written by a journalist for The Economist, follows the crew of a Maersk container ship on a journey across high seas in the age of quantification. It’s a riveting read! Below we share a summary of its high points; you can read the full article here.


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Concise Guide to Container Ship Design (Part II)

Posted by on 21 Dec 2017 under Maritime Facts and Stories

Container Ship Design

Container Ship Design

In our previous article we gave you an overview of the design and construction principles at the heart of container ship design, as well as container ship hull geometry. Today we move on to the midship section; the torsion box in double-hulled container ships; and the stowage of containers.


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