about Wainwright Bros & Co Ltd

Wainwright Bros & Co Ltd is a subsidiary company of the Wainwright Group, providing ship and port agency services to vessels calling at ports in the United Kingdom.


The experience gained by Wainwright Bros & Co Ltd since 1879 allows shipowners and operators to relax in the safe knowledge that whilst vessels are under our care we endeavour to expedite their safe, efficient, and timely turn around which owners and operators expect.

Acting as the eyes and ears of our principle, it is our broad local knowledge and extensive port community links which allow us to leverage preferential berth allocations with port authorities, and the ability to minimise any costly delays which may arise through Immigration and Customs inspections.

The knowledge and skill base that we have gained as independent shipping agents has provided the opportunity to work closely with every standard class of vessel. Therefore, if you are seeking to appoint an experienced, well established, independent shipping agent, Wainwright Bros & Co Ltd have the necessary experience, heritage and expertise.

With the Wainwright Group head office located in Southampton city centre, our Ship Agency department provides a comprehensive round the clock service for all types of vessels using the Port of Southampton. 

 A National Network of Agents

We undertake dry cargo and tanker agency at all main UK ports through a nationwide network of long-established agents. 

As independent ships agents, we do not profess to operate an owned agency office at all UK ports but prefer to offer principals a competitive, well-proven national alternative as we do not believe that any single UK firm can provide clients with the same high level of service and technical skills that local independent agents possess. 

Our national network of agents, fully vetted by Wainwright Bros & Co Ltd, comprises long-established and recognised independent ships agents, co-operating freely on a national basis. Each provide their own specialist local knowledge and expertise, at realistic competitive rates, while giving a quality assured service and long term commitment.