A ship chandler is a person who exclusively deals in supplying for a shipping vessel its required commodities. In other words, just like a grocer supplies food grains to households, a ship chandler supplies essentially required commodities to a ship and its crew. Today's chandlers deal more in goods typical for fuel-powered commercial ships, such as oil tankers, container ships, bulk carriers. They supply the crew's food, ship's maintenance supplies, cleaning compounds, rope, etc.

The job of a ship chandler is very unique because it caters specifically to only one line of business therefore allowing a complete exclusivity to both parties – the seller as well as the client. Because of this exclusivity and the nature of the profession, it so happens that each and every ship chandler is held in high esteem and regard.

The advantage of a ship's crew using a chandler is that they do not have to find stores in the town they have landed in, nor hold that local currency. By approaching a ship chandler directly, it so happens that a ship’s crew can avoid the middlemen when it comes to a business transaction and thus save a lot of money which could be used in other productive areas.

When it comes to a ship’s supplies, in the absence of a ship chandler, it so happens that there are a lot of people involved. The more number of involved people means a lot of time for transit and consequentially a lot of delay in the transit process. When a ship’s crew approaches a ship chandler, because of the naturalness of a ship chandler, the crew can get the necessary commodities directly from a one-person source. This point adds to the aspect of high level of discount as since the ship chandler is the only person involved in the sale, he can afford to procure the best deals for a ship’s crew at the right prices thus allowing him to give a high return to his client in the form of rebate or discount.

As the shipping industry has developed and peaked over the centuries, the job responsibilities of a ship chandler have also increased. Competition has always been high in the shipping industry but in the modern times there is not just competition from within a country but also internationally.

Our Ship Chandling services include :



Our range includes fresh, frozen and dry stores, meat from best quality producers, fish straight from our local fishermen, fruit and vegetables from our farmers and dry stores, general groceries, beverages and juices, dairy goods, confectionary and gourmet foods from local and imported sources.

Cabin Stores

We can arrange from a wide range of world class and top quality cabin stores to name a few including electrical appliances, linens, galley supplies, cleaning products and consumables, dishware and cutlery, garbage bags and toiletries at competitive prices.

Safety & Life Saving Equipments

We can offer a full range of SOLAS and local authority approved lifesaving equipment to suit your needs. Lifejackets, Immersion suits, Rescue boats & Manoverboards, Liferafts, Lifebuoy lights and Signal lamps, Boiler suits, Safety shoes, Gloves and Ear muffs of well known and approved are available with our suppliers.

Deck & Engine Stores

We have access to a full range of deck and engine stores and all ship chandlery lines are available at competitive prices with short lead times. Our range includes products from the IMPA / ISSA stores catalogue.

Fire Fighting Equipments

We supply a full range of certified fire fighting equipments, including extinguishers, axes, fire suits, nozzles, hose, helmets and boots, fire blankets and IMO signage. We can also arrange servicing of all extinguishers, Co2 and Halon fixed systems through approved service agents.

Medical Stores

We can source and deliver to your vessel an excellent range of medical stores including first aid kits, hospital supplies, reference books & texts, medical drugs, stretchers, anti sea sickness tablets, medical oxygen and vitamins which are approved by a medical practitioner.

Construction Materials

We can also deliver any sort of construction materials as per your requirement within the best time.

Chemicals & Oils

We offer chemicals, additives, lubricants, grease, hydraulic fluids and diesel and engine oils in 1, 5, 20 or 210 litre drums. Our range includes all available Indian and a few international brands

Electrical Stores

We have a good range of electrical stores including appliances, batteries, cables, switches, fuses, lamps, torches, tools, relays, casings and other accessories of Indian and foreign manufacturers.

Electronics & Navigational Supplies

We, can deliver on time and at competitive prices a huge range of electronics and navigation supplies including Radars, Depth Sounders, GPS VHF, UHF Radios, Searchlights, Log books, Charts, Photocopiers and Fax machine consumables, etc.