We work together as a fleet

As the largest Ship Supplier in South Africa, National Ship Chandlers’ experience has led to the understanding that every client, and/or every kind of vessel, has their own specific needs. That is why we have developed specialized divisions that are designed to cater for these individual requirements under one holistic and cohesive offering. Essentially, we continue to supply ships in all of South Africa’s ports of call with everything from provisions to technical, deck & engine to cabin, and bonded stores. We tailor solutions to provide you with the best quality and service available within your niche.


Logistical Supply DivisionThis division is the core of our business. With the infrastructure and the vast fleet of delivery vehicles we have that sets us apart from our competitors. Not only do we supply vessels calling the four major ports of South Africa, we have the capacity to deliver all marine stores via air or sea freight to meet the vessels around Africa. This includes passenger liners calling at various ports such as: Mombassa, Port Louis and Port Victoria and Maputo.
In-house Clearing & Forwarding DivisionWe boast a fully equipped in-house clearing and forwarding division that facilitates the swift and efficient clearing of all shipments, deliveries to ships, imports, exports and the logistical freighting of ship’s spares around the world.
Import & Export DivisionOur international divisions’ main focus is on the export of various products worldwide – from technical items and foodstuffs, to chilled and frozen perishables. We specialise in mixed goods containers across various destinations in Africa and surrounding areas – including various United Nations, and other catering organisations’ locations.
Cruise Liner DivisionWe are particularly proud of our distinctive Cruise Liner Division, which has run successfully for over 20 years. It is committed to sourcing and supplying specialized products that fulfill the very unique needs of luxury passenger liners. It is vital that we appease the sophisticated palate of your guests, and cater for the international flavor that is themed on-board.If cruise liners are your business, then be sure to take a look at the section allocated to them on this site.Click Here.


Deliveries to South African Ports and off port limitsBeyond Durban, Richards Bay, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, we are capable of delivering to vessels which are off port limits via launches. We also service the following additional ports on demand: Saldanha Bay, Walvis Bay, Mossel Bay, East London, Ngqura (Coega) and Maputo.