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Information On Ship Chandling & Ship Chandler

Author: Bassam AL Bassam
by Bassam AL Bassam
Posted: Dec 26, 2013

Ship Chandling is all about supplying equipment for ships. It involves people, known as Ship Chandlers, dealing in the typical goods that are required on board. Ship Chandlers also supply crew’s food and take care of the ship supplies and cleaning requirements. The advantage of hiring the services of a Ship Chandler is that the crew is not required to leave the ship for getting the required goods. The Ship Chandler does door-step delivery of goods on varied ports of the country.

The ship owner keeps a line of credit with the Ship Chandlers around the world. Ship Owner is payable for things that are delivered to crew of the ship. The distinguished feature of Ship Chandling is the high level of the service that the Ship Chandlers provide in short time span. Below-mentioned are some of the miscellaneous products that the Ship Chandlers make available for ship’s stores:

  • Brooms
  • Galley supplies
  • Lard
  • Leather goods
  • Linseed oil
  • Mops
  • Paper
  • Pitch (resin)
  • Rope and cordage
  • Rosin
  • Tallow
  • Tools
  • Turpentine
  • Tar
  • Varnish
  • Whale oil

Ship Chandling is a very typical task and only experienced, efficient and trusted Sip Chandlers can be trusted for this. Even a minute’s delay in delivering the products or a very small mistake in assembling the requirements is not acceptable. Since ships sail for several days and months to reach a particular destination, the crew on board cannot afford to leave the port before stocking all the necessary supplies. Thus, it is crucial that proper arrangements are made beforehand by hiring a Ship Chandler for:

  • Refueling the ship and checking all the spare parts of the ship.
  • Stocking enough food for crew members and other people on the ship.
  • Stocking toiletries and cleaning products in the ship.
  • Stocking all the requirements of the cabin-crew.

GULF INTERNATIONAL MARINE SERVICES CO. LTD. GIMSCO provides all kinds of Ship Chandling Services in UAE. GIMSCO is also known for its Marine Supplies and is trusted for quality and efficiency all around the world. GIMSCO is a Dubai based Marine Supplier and Service provider that has been functioning since 1990. For more information about services provided by GIMSCO log on to

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Author is representing this article on behalf of GIMSCO. GIMSCO is a leading ship chandler in UAE, engaged in providing Ship Spares Parts etc. For more details, visit

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Author: Bassam AL Bassam

Bassam AL Bassam

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