Whether it is the propeller on the back of your small weekend fishing craft or the imposing engine rooms of some of the world’s largest ocean-faring oil tankers, no marine crafts can afford to be without its marine-oriented parts and components. Whether deep in the middle of the ocean or in a foreign port, the challenge has always been problematic. The layman, commercial business owner or portside worker will have seen the effects of this on many occasions. It used to be the case that many medium to large sized marine crafts were docked for weeks and even months. And in some parts of the world, it is still the case.
It is a sorry state of affairs. It is a sight for sore eyes. You have heard on more occasions than not the term rust bucket being applied. Fortunately, the tide, if you will, has change quite considerably. The sea breeze has come in with a non-threatening tide, replacing gale force winds that have always been a threat to those at sea. It is no longer difficult to source and supply the much-required essential replacement marine parts. From the east coast to the west, ships and boats no longer need to be docked for longer than they need to whilst waiting for the arrival of their required replacement marine parts.
And let’s just say that these can now be shipped direct to the port in question, anywhere along the Nordic coastline to even the Far East. Over the years shipping times have improved quite considerably. Waiting times for industrial use equipment, as well as those required for marine and ocean-faring crafts, have been stripped down to mere weeks. When these are required, the request for order sheet is filled out online.