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Furness Shipping & Marketing Ltd

Furness Shipping & Marketing Limited was formed in 1985 to take over the combined operations of the Shipping Department of Furness Trinidad and its Sales Department.

As part of the UK's Furness Withy Group, one of the Largest shipping companies in the world boasting of a fleet of over 500 ships, the company represented strong shipping lines such as shaw savil, Prince Lines, Booth Line, Bank and savil, P & O Cruises just to name a few and made a worthwhile contribution to the group's development when shipping was at its peak.

Our Major principal Furness Withy was taken over and most of the group's associated lines were sold to rival owners and operators. The same fate hit many established shipping companies including the cruise industry and the activities of the shipping department are now a very small part of our activities. We however are still considered the most experienced shipping agent in Trinidad and Tobago and advise many overseas and local authorities on maritime and shipping matters.

The sales department also made a valuable contribution to the group's development with its major income earners such as Johnnie Walker Scotch Whiskey, Johnson Outboard Motors, Masonite Wall Board, Pioneer Chain Saws, Absolute Vodka, Blue Nun Wines. Most of these brands which are now household names started off in our market as unknowns and due to the aggressive and effective distribution efforts of our company, became number one sellers.

Again Major International takeovers and mergers have seen the dynamics of the agency business change overnight and certain markets including the liquor trade became volatile. We took a conscious decision to shift from liquor and electrical products to personal care and heath and beauty and have become a leading player in that field.

Mission Statement

Furness Shipping & Marketing Ltd is a professional distribution organization committed to:

  1. Distributing branded retail merchandise to our loyal customers.

  2. Servicing our customers' and vendors' needs while exceeding their expectations

  3. Distinguishing ourselves by providing the best customer service to quality customers

  4. Creating an environment which motivates employees to achieve maximum sales potential

  5. Appreciating long-term relationships with suppliers and customers


Cold Storage

We have recently renovate our refrigerated warehouse facility dedicated to fulfil all your warehousing needs, especially for the import, export produce markets for Trinidad & Tobago.

We have assembled a highly trained and very experienced staff that is committed to offering you progressive, efficient and cost effective storage solutions. We are continually working towards providing innovative and professional services that will always meet or exceed your every expectation.


Directors:

 

William A Ferreira

Chairman/CEO

 

Adriana V Ferreira

Deputy Chairman

 

Jonathon I Ferreira

Operations Manager/Cold Storage Division

 

Roger Christopher

Marketing/Sales Director

 

Marcia Edwards

Finance Director

 

ABOUT US

In 1831, Mr. Gregor Turnbull, then aged 22, arrived in Trinidad to take up a position with a local firm called George Reid & Company which was connected with the local sugar industry. In 1845, he established Turnbull Ross & Company in San Fernando and Turnbull Stewart & Company in Port of Spain, both of which were engaged in shipping and trading, the latter having acquired interests in various sugar plantations, the most notable of which was Brechin Castle, and by 1854 Turnbull Stewart & Company had established local coastal shipping and services for passengers and cargo...

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