Ships call ports every day and to carry out their day to day operations effectively, they need goods & supplies. For fulfilling these requirements there are several ship chandling companies in India and around the world. Ship chandling services are necessary to ensure boats and ships sail without worries.
Who is Ship Chandler? How do they serve the maritime industry in India
Ship chandlers provide vessels with a variety of goods and services. They form an essential part of the maritime ecosystem.
Ship Chandler has access to service providers or products that might be listed in catalogues such as those on IMPA or ISSA. IMPA (International Marine Purchasing Association) Ė It stores coding or numbers that help the maritime industry to identify marine supplies world-wide. The aim is to offer worldwide shipping companies an easy way to order goods. The IMPA system consists of a 6-digit code for marine products, and related products are grouped in product classes. It is a convenient way for a shipís crew to restock and resupply, without making numerous transactions, or search for multiple suppliers. These resupply items can be anything from food and luxury goods to safety equipment and mechanical maintenance supplies.
Professional ship chandlers can save large costs to ship owners and managers by improving efficiency and expediting operations, thus reducing the vessels turnaround time at ports. As they provide the necessary maintenance required for ships, their work entails an in-depth understanding of the needs of ships calling ports that range from engine spares to crew supplies to maintenance & repairs. They provide a very specific service to ships who need to purchase equipment and supplies.
However, predicting the needs and requirements of ships calling ports comes with deep knowledge & experience in the field.