Link Ship Chandlers: Maritime Facts and Stories

Dry Cargo Ships Explained: Short Sea Vessels

Posted by on 11 May 2020 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Short Sea Vessels

Part 3: Short Sea Vessels

Being in the business of servicing all of South Africa’s major ports as part of a respected full-service maritime and offshore procurement company, the Link Ship Chandlers team takes great pride in being masters of our craft. We live and breathe shipping, so when it comes to topics like dry cargo ships, we have plenty to share. To make things a little simple for newbies on the shipping front, we’re discussing each type of dry cargo ship individually over the course of a series of blogs.

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Exciting AI Shipping Trends for 2020

Posted by on 10 Apr 2020 under Marine News, Ship Chandling

Cargo Ship

AI Is Changing The Shipping Industry

From our locations at all the major ports in South Africa, the Link Ship Chandlers team has a front-row seat to see the future of the shipping trade as it docks at our sought-after harbours. In fact, this is one of our favourite parts of being a full-service maritime and offshore procurement company in this vibrant industry! To get you as excited as we are about the extraordinary innovations in this industry as we are, we thought we’d share a few of the most inspiring AI shipping trends for 2020.

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5 Interesting Facts About Saldanha Bay Port

Posted by on 28 Feb 2020 under Ship Chandling

Saldanha Bay Port
Saldanha Bay Port

Saldanha Bay Port

At Link Ship Chandlers, we count ourselves lucky that we have the great fortune of providing chandling services for local and international vessels that stop over at the Saldanha Bay port along the west coast of South Africa. It is a wonderful harbour that offers excellent anchorage and has become renowned with shipping owners and operators around the globe as a preferred port of call due to the quality of the support services available, the wonderful weather, and more.

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The Magic of The Dolos & The Tetrapod

Posted by on 20 Dec 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling


What Are These And Why Are They Important?

Just when you think you have the hang of the intricate lingo at the heart of the maritime industry, along comes something like the ‘dolos’ and the ‘tetrapod’. If you only have a passing knowledge of the shipping trade, you’d be forgiven for thinking that these terms describe particularly strange sea creatures, but in fact, it refers to rather complex concrete engineering structures that are designed to protect coastal spaces from erosion by reinforcing seawalls and breakwaters around harbours, etc.

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Maritime Growth to Benefit African Economies

Posted by on 01 Dec 2019 under Marine News, Ship Chandling

Shipping Containers

African Economies To Be Benefited In 2020

At Link Ship Chandlers, we love sharing some good news stories, which is why we are beyond excited to report that growth in the maritime industry is said to hold major growth opportunities for at least five African economies in 2020 and beyond. Here is a look at the countries that stand to benefit most from increased maritime trade and business growth along African shores, and why they are so well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that will be coming their way.

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Shipping 101: How Do Inflatable Boats Work?

Posted by on 03 Nov 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Inflatable Boats

Inflatable Boats: All You Need To Know

At Link Ship Chandlers, we believe in the value of getting to grips with the basics of any industry before attempting to master it, which is why we will be sharing a range of Shipping 101 info guides here over the course of the next few months. Today we start with inflatable boats, how they work, a few of the most prevalent types and what they are used for.

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5 Amazing Facts About Historic Ship Design

Posted by on 26 Oct 2019 under Maritime Facts and Stories, Ship Chandling

Ship Design

Ship Design: 5 Incredible Facts

Man has been fascinated by the notion of crossing the ocean since the dawn of time. It was the first frontier our ancestors had to brave in order to explore beyond the shores of their own continents. As such, shipping design is a discipline that has developed in close accordance with major events throughout the ages. Here are a few amazing facts about historic ship design that will give you a new appreciation for the modern vessels that traverse our oceans today:

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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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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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