From order to delivery our team gets the job done in record time. Our team has access to over 32,000 non-stockable purchase prices…


We don’t make promises we can’t keep. This is why we have developed pioneering software to keep us at the top of our game…


We are proof that choosing the biggest and most experienced team, equates to the most cost effective solution…

Quality, Capacity, Innovation

We know that our customers need volume and with an unrivaled capacity of dry stores warehousing, reefer space and an expansive fleet of cars and trucks across all four ports, we boast the largest, most comprehensive infrastructure of all ship chandlers in South Africa.

Expansive Stores

Every customers wants a seamless logistical experience, especially when ordering and receiving all the essential components that make a smooth voyage possible.
With resident branches in all four ports in South Africa, including bonded, cabin, deck and engine, dry and provision stores, our offering and service is unrivaled.

Vast Refrigeration

We believe fresh produce should be sourced locally to ensure quality and freshness at all times. Our cut-above-the-rest and long standing relationship with local suppliers and farmers makes us excellent customers; coupled with our in-house procurement division, this ensures that we can offer our customers the best of the best.

A Dedicated Fleet Of Delivery Vehicles

NSC boasts a dedicated fleet of delivery vehicles to ensure fast, safe and secure delivery of goods to our customers.

Understanding the various logistical needs of our customers has inspired us to formulate unique solutions with great risk management outcomes.

We cut 3 hours of offloading time, to 26 minutes!

Unsurpassed infrastructure and specialized divisions

All Hands On Deck, We Make It Happen

Each vessel and every customer is unique and 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.

Comprehensive infrastructure

Logistical Supply Division

This division is the core of our business. Our comprehensive infrastructure, including expansive dry stores, vast refrigeration space and a dedicated fleet of delivery vehicles (including NSC hybrid trucks), sets us apart from our competitors.

Swift and Efficient Processess

In-House Clearing & Forwarding Division

We 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 ships’ spares around the world.

Various Products Worldwide

Procurement & Sourcing Division

Our procurement and sourcing division’s main focus is on the import and export of various products worldwide – from technical items, foodstuffs, chilled and frozen perishables, there is no limit what we can handle.

Acquiring vital knowledge over 80+ years of operation

Cruise Liner Division

What truly distinguishes us from other ship suppliers is our unique cruise liner service division, which has been running successfully for over 20 years.

480+ vessels per month, 250 + containers per year

Tailor Made Solutions, Fast Turnaround, Quality Offering

In accordance with the rules of ISO9001 (2015), National Ship Chandlers’ Management and staff, facilitated by our Quality Planning and Operations Division, are committed to customer satisfaction and exceeding customer needs and expectations worldwide. Our Cape Town branch also proudly holds a PPECB certification.

Consistently and timeously meeting customers’ requirements!

As the Largest Ship Chandler in South Africa, we have the greatest buying power and largest in size and variety of stores. This means that our customers get the best quality products at the most competitive prices. All our provisions, bonded, cabin, deck and engine stores – imported and local – are listed in accordance with ISSA and IMPA codes.

Provision Stores

Our vast provision stores include rare and exclusive foods and speciality items imported from around the world.

Bonded Stores

We exhibit bonded warehouses at all our branches. This includes: All wines, spirits, beers, beverages, cigarettes, and imported provisions. If it is International brands you are after, we can supply.

Cabin Stores

We supply vessels with the widest range of top quality cabin stores at highly competitive prices. This includes: towels & linen, cleaning products, toiletries, floor coverings, cutlery/dishware/tableware, galley items, clothing, and stationery.

Technical Stores

We supply vessels with all their deck requirements as well as all engine and general technical store requirements .

What Our Customers Have To Say

We Turnaround requests for quotes in 8 to 12 hours !

Quarterly Storing

Need quarterly storing in Africa? We offer a variety of stores based on our customers needs. This is ideal for vessels doing Trans Africa work. When coming to South Africa, why not let us quote you for 3 months worth of stores? We know it is difficult to find fresh provisions in some areas and that is why our custom procurement team sources local fresh produce that is always of the finest quality. 

Our Revolutionary Customer Software

To be the best and to be able to offer the best to our customers, we use only the best software and integrate into core suppliers to ensure a seamless flow of on demand information. Our custom software system is the first and one of its kind in Africa.

Our system chooses the best cost based on criteria, which allows us to quote quickly - featuring 32,000 non-stockable purchase prices on our system,18 different categories with pre-loaded tender prices, quoted by core suppliers. On a granular level, our system drills down and differentiates between stock and non-stock items and this happens quickly, which enables us to get back to our customers in record time.

Off Port Limits Supply

Beyond 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, given enough lead time.

Specialized Parts Stores

We know anything could happen out at sea and finding parts when they are needed the most can cause damaging delays. This is why we stock an extensive line of marine equipment, as well as technical and electrical parts. Because marine electricals can’t be found locally, we therefore import and hold an extensive range of those particular items.