Established in 1979 by Peter Grange and John Munnings, Grange Shipping Limited is now led by John Grange ably assisted by Gary Stock (Director), Kevin Jackson (Customs Manager), Hazel Pendle (Financial Controller) and Wendy Pearson (European Roadfreight & Sales Co-ordinator). 

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.

Ordnance House Cannon

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 Ordnance House in 2003.

Ordnance House

Today we are heavily involved in the movement of a wide range of cargoes – paper, steel, tea, explosives, 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.

Port of Felixstowe

View of the Port of Felixstowe with berths 8&9 in the foreground. The red brick block paving to the middle right of the image commemorates the original dock basin where the Port of Felixstowe and Grange Shipping started out. Image courtesy of the Port of Felixstowe.


We trade under BIFA Standard Trading Condtions Edition 2017 and strongly believe in life long education, training and development.

We encourage employees to attend courses run by BIFA and also to study through the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers with a view to sitting the Professional Qualifying Examinations and 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:                     



At 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 community transport operator serving the local community of Felixstowe and the surrounding area. They are devoted to helping the infirm, vulnerable, elderly, disabled and mobility impaired attend medical appointments, visit care centres, churches, clubs, shops and have fun - enjoying hobbies and entertainment with friends and family. They cater for more than 1500 regular users each month.