Biography - "Expertise you can rely on"
Established in 1979 by Peter Grange and John Munnings, Grange Shipping Limited is now led by John Grange ably assisted by Gary Stock (Director), Robin Farrow (Customs Manager), Hazel Pendle (Financial Controller) and John Foord (Business Development).
Our original agency business into Felixstowe Dock Basin with forest products was supplemented by Scandinavian trailers and refrigerated cargoes.
From there we developed our specialist roles in explosives, dangerous goods and military movements.
In the 90’s we developed a strong US NVOCC service moving upwards of 200 TEU per month out of the North West of the UK.
During 2004-2008 we invested heavily in our part ownership of a Military Logistics Company.
Originally based in Trelawney House, Felixstowe we moved to our own freehold property in Schneider Close, then onto our current premises (a converted garage) Ordnance House in 2003.
Today we are heavily involved in the movement of a wide range of cargoes – tea, paper, steel, fresh and frozen products as well as continuing to develop ships agency, chartering and project cargo management.
The company was born into recession and thrived. Financially strong, we see the current economic situation not only as a time of caution but as an opportunity for a well run company to grow and prosper.
View of berths 8&9, the first phase of the Felixstowe South development. The red brick block paving commemorates the original dock basin where the Port of Felixstowe and Grange Shipping started out. Image courtesy of the Port of Felixstowe.
EducationWe trade under BIFA Standard Trading Condtions Edition 2005A and stongly believe in life long education, training and development for our employees.
Staff are given the opportunity (and time away from the office) to study for COAST Qualifications (certificated by the Institute of Export) and can go on to achieve NVQ Level qualifications through our training scheme.
Staff are also encouraged to take the Institute of Chartered Shipbroker's Professional Qualifying Examinations with a view to becoming members (M.I.C.S.).
Professional & Trade
We are members of the following professional & trade organisations:
Quality Standards & Approvals
We adhere to the following standards and approvals:
CharityAt Grange Shipping we firmly believe in supporting charities local to our head office and have made dontations to the following organisations in recent times:
St Elizabeth Hospice
A charity close to our hearts here at Grange Shipping, St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with a progressive illness. Their work is centred around an individual's needs, which means specialist support, wherever it is required, whether at home, in the community or at the Hospice.
EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices)
EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the family wishes – in families’ own homes, in hospital or at one of their hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.
The Port Community Fund
Grange Shipping is a founding member of the Port Community Fund. Our contributions to this fund are used to support local charities and the local community.
FACTS (Felixstowe Area Community Transport Scheme)
FACTS is a service devoted to helping disabled and mobility impaired people get away from the four walls of home, visit the supermarket, get to the surgery, see friends or relations or attend club meetings. They also arrange weekend excursions and evenings at the theatre. Their mini-bus is a well-known sight around Felixstowe. They cater for more than 200 regular users, many of whom regard them as their lifeline to the outside world.