About Us

John Stronach (Shipbrokers) Limited is a long-established ships agency company founded in Silloth. It’s proud history dates back to its foundation in the 1860’s, shortly after the railhead and port were first established during the 1850’s.

In November 2014 John Stronach was acquired by the Graypen Group of companies further enhancing their position as one of the leading North West providers of Ships agency services. Based within the Port of Silloth John Stronach delivers traditional port agency services where it counts at the ship side working in partnership with the Captain, crew, local port & terminal operators and a supporting cast of many third-party suppliers.

We believe that shipping is about people and that relationships are central to understanding and delivering upon expectation. We understand the importance of technology to deliver our service but we never forget to connect with our customers face to face.

Our staff members are a valued USP and we employ people with a ‘service first’ attitude who always want to do their best and are passionate about what they do.

Going Green Logo We are pleased to announce our new going-green@graypengroup initiative, designed to specifically monitor and calculate our Company Carbon Footprint on an office by office basis, assisting us to implement the necessary corporate strategy with a view to reducing our overall environmental emissions; working towards a sustainable and accountable business. Find out more


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Graypen Group provides high quality, shipbroking, award winning, independent port agency, freight forwarding, customs clearance, transport, project cargo shipping and vessel/cargo surveying solutions.