Fresh and durable ingredients increase the quality of the food and the crew’s quality of life. In collaboration with the steward, we will set up an order list to suit the crew, with delivery in the ports along the coast.
The product range for boat provisions is large – with all you need of groceries, fruits and vegetables, catering, mess gear, oil clothes, knives, and grinding steel, as well as soaps, paper, and dispensers.
As a customer, you need rapid and good service, and the agreement with Nordic by BEWI gives you one contact point for ordering both food and packaging. We have an extensive experience from ship trading and are available for the boats when needed, whether on weekdays or weekends, and the orders are delivered free of charge to the ports of Måløy, Ålesund, Tromsø, Hammerfest, and Båtsfjord.
All food and drinks are offered without VAT, and the goods come fresh from Norway’s largest wholesalers such as ASKO, BAMA, and Tine, as well as several local producers.
A typical maritime expression for this is the English slop chest.
On a ship, this was the steward’s inventory of goods that were not included in the crew’s legitimate food and lodgings, such as tobacco, toiletries, sweets, and the like. Some boats also had alcohol, but this was decided by the shipowner and skipper. Goods traded in the open sea were duty- and tax-free. They were handed over against receipt in a settlement book and deducted from the wage, or paid directly to the steward.
Today, we still use the term “slap” for duty-free goods such as tobacco, snuff, soft drinks, water, and energy drinks. Permission for duty-free goods is granted by the Customs to vessels located outside the customs area (12 nautical miles) for at least 14 consecutive days. The steward or helmsman then sends the order and stores the goods according to customs regulations on board.