A port handled with quality and efficiency is key for success on every sea journey

Walvis Bay Ship Chandlers: A safe haven to resupply with quality goods

Creating a safe infrastructure to procure the highest quality goods for all kinds of vessels

© 2016 JavieZam / DaviVe

To safely reach port is one of the constant desires of every sailor. The second is to always replenish and refurbish both his ship and all of his crew’s needs while in port. This replenishing and resupplying is mostly done via huge warehouses, filled with fresh goods and catered by ship chandler companies. Having a port and not having a ship chandler is like having a gas station without any kind of spare parts or food items; it’s much less useful.

For on the sea, where the immensity of the ocean makes it even more vital to be properly supplied, not having everything needed could spell serious trouble.

Out there, in the middle of the Pacific, if you happened to need an engine part that was not available in the last port you visited, you are in for a lot of suffering and your options are limited to the goodwill of other vessels or to an eventual rescue mission performed by a competent sea authority. And these predicaments are something trade companies and veteran seafarers will find unacceptable, to say the least.

Luckily, filling this important role of providing fresh food and much needed supplies for ships traveling in African waters exist Walvis Bay Ship Chandlers, a sea supplier that covers all the needs of every little or big vessel that docks in the port of Walvis Bay.

Quality and security to provide efficient solutions

Specialized in providing deck supplies, engine parts, and provisions, Walvis Bay Ship Chandlers offers technical stores and a large supply of bonded items for all kinds of vessels. The company services sectors that include offshore oil and gas activity, container vessels, supply tugs, specialist marine catering companies, fishing vessels, seismic vessels, and offshore supply vessels.

© 2016 JavieZam / DaviVe

The company serves most of the reputable shipping lines calling from Walvis Bay in Namibia, as well as clients from the offshore supply industry and the local fishing industry. Its vast experience, knowledge of the market, and existing supply-chain infrastructure makes Walvis Bay Ship Chandlers the sole market leader in the region.

Walvis Bay Chandlers has developed a management philosophy that emphasizes selecting goods to offer based on prioritizing cost and quality efficiency, providing vessels with cost effective solutions to all their needs. From raw meat to selected grains, from engine parts to lamp oil or medical supplies, this chandling company offers a huge array of products, all of them to be delivered directly to the ships. This allows vessels to have a shorter dock stay and assists ship captains to stick to their tight schedules.

Walvis Bay Chandlers is fully committed to the highest standards concerning personnel security during cargo operations, following a three-pronged philosophy of maintaining zero tolerance on safety procedures at all times when vessels are delivered supplies, delivering goods packed in cargo bags as per safety requirements, keeping accidents to a minimum by constantly providing updated training to their operating officers.

For its understanding of the vital role of ship chandlers, the necessity of offering high-quality, cost efficient supplies, and for its commitment to fulfilling the highest standards in security during cargo operations, Business Initiative Directions wishes to grant the 2016 BID Quality Award to Walvis Bay Ship Chandlers in recognition of its commitment to Quality Culture and pursuit of excellence.


BID is a private and independent organization founded in 1984, whose primary activity is business communication orientated towards quality, excellence and innovation in management. A leader in the broadcasting of Quality Culture, BID recognizes those companies and organizations which lead the most important activities in the business world, and is considered the founding organization in the broadcasting of the Culture of Quality, Excellence and Innovation in 179 countries. The trophy symbolizes a pledge to the principles of Quality Culture. The QC100 Total Quality Management Model, together with the Quality Mix program, media coverage of the convention and its impact on the community and business sector, create an unmatched platform for continuous improvement within the organization and awareness of the achievements of the company at an international level. Awards are given only to those who are committed to improving their Quality Culture based on the principles of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Candidates are proposed by the leaders of previously awarded companies who they consider worthy of the award. Especially meritorious candidates may also be nominated. The International BID Quality Award Selection Committee then chooses the winning companies who will receive the award in New York, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Madrid and London.