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James Fisher Shipping Services

James Fisher Shipping Services has unparalleled maritime experience in delivering safe, reliable and cost-effective ship management solutions.

As ship owners for more than 170 years, James Fisher Shipping Services (JFSS) provides technical vessel and crew management to the James Fisher fleet of tankers, as well as to the wider tanker, research and specialised vessel markets.

Our tankers are commercially chartered by James Fisher Everard and we aim to run all vessels under our management with the same safe and efficient high standards as our own vessels at all times to enable customers to achieve their operational objectives.

With an emphasis on crew competency, professional development and welfare, JFSS is able to boast a notable service retention and as such has one of the best trained and long-serving pool of seafarers in the world.

JFSS has continually set its safety and operational criteria higher than the required industry levels. This not only enables us to deliver superior standards in our management solutions to all third party vessel owners, but it makes us the industry’s supplier of choice.

"Our outstanding HSE record places us in the top 10 vessel operating companies in the world and one of the best in Europe."

Emergency response:

JFSS operates a 24 hour emergency response centre offering secure communications and an immediate response to any incident.


Galway Fisher

Watch the Galway Fisher, part of the James Fisher fleet, navigate with precision the entrance of the Port of Galway, Ireland.

JFSS has a long history of owning and operating a varied fleet of vessels. Latterly focusing on coastal tanker ships, the company also has experience of:

  • Scientific and research vessels
  • Nuclear fuel carriers
  • Cable-ships and
  • Dive-support vessels.

JFSS's core activity is to provide world-leading technical and crew management services to tanker, research and specialist vessel ship owners.

Along with expert technical and crew management, JFSS is able to provide additional specialist ship management services as a fully integrated solution including:



Marine superintendency

  • Vessel surveys
  • Cargo surveys
  • Marine consultancy




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Newbuildings supervision

  • Newbuildings conceptualisation
  • Independent design verification
  • Build supervision
  • Specification, statutory class and flag state compliance
  • Delivery management



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Ship agency

  • Low risk port agency solutions
  • Terminal management
  • Port logistics


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 Conversions and retrofits

  • Increased utilisation
  • Conversion solutions for changing market conditions
  • Regulatory updates
  • Technological advancements
  • Improved operational performance


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Vessel lay-up and reactivation

  • Superior and technical solutions to preserve and
    protect vessels during lay-up and reactivation
  • Purchasing
  • Crewing
  • Superintendence
  • Vessel condition assessment
  • Port agency

Safety is the number one priority which underpins our values and our business, making us a partner you can trust.

QHSE is the single most important aspect of our business and our vessel operations are consistently safe and monitored at all times. This aspect is maintained through our safety management process, which continually audits, reviews, assesses, adapts and implements safety solutions.

JFSS operates an ISO 9001:2015 MCA accredited quality management system which is fully compliant with the International Safety Management (ISM) code. JFSS is the first British company to have achieved compliance to the latest standards.

JFSS has been recognised for its unprecedented performance record. Three managed vessels have received distinguished safety awards for reaching significant milestones without a single lost time injury (LTI).

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Operational excellence award

In 2015 JFSS was awarded the operational excellence award at the Second Tanker Shipping and Trade Conference in London for its unprecedented performance record.

Not only has the Galway Fisher now operated >5,360 days, or over 13 years, without a single lost time injury, but the entire JFSS fleet of 17 vessels operated throughout 2015 (more than 1000 voyages) without a single reported incident, and it has consistently kept under incident targets since 2012.






For more information on James Fisher Shipping Services view or download the literature below or contact the team directly.

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James Fisher Shipping Services

Fisher House
P.O.Box 4
Michaelson Road
LA14 1HR

Tel: +44 (0) 1229 615 400
Fax: +44 (0) 1229 836 761
Email: enquiries@jfshipping-services.com

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Modern Slavery Act

James Fisher has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery and is committed to acting in an ethical manner and with integrity and transparency in its business dealings. The Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement outlines the steps taken by the James Fisher group of companies in the financial year ending 31 December 2016 to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within any part of our business or within our supply chains.

Read James Fisher's Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2016.