Ship chandlers are companies which provide ships with all the necessary goods they may need for daily life on board.
Ordering these goods may be performed by the shipowner, his agent or the ship captain. In the latter case the budget allocated to the shipowner is managed by the crew which entrusts the ship master for its execution. Sometimes food supplies may be ordered by a management company with whom the shipowner contracts to perform these operations. The ship chandler is in contact with Customs authorities for what regards the goods they receive and deliver.
Source: multiple Internet sources, specialized literature, testimonials (Pratic-Export, Pôle-emploi cards, Wikipedia, Onisep, CNRTL, Umep à la Page…)Published on: 07 May 2014