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Ports We Cover

Port Of Workington

Port Of Silloth



What We Do




Based in the Port of Workington, full ships agency services are also provided at the ports of Silloth and Barrow-In-Furness.

24 hour support is provided by our team and we cover a broad spectrum vessel types including cargo vessels, tankers, fishing vessels and off-shore wind service vessels.

Our customs clearance team are on hand for all clearances requirements. Due to the forthcoming withdrawal of the UK from the EU the need for reliable customs advise has never been more important!

Our ship broking team are well established and have direct and strong links with major ship owners and charterers around the UK and Europe.

From chartering a ship for a single piece of equipment all the way to providing annual Contract of Affreightment and anything in-between please get in contact

Cargo Ship at Sea


J G Oldfield and Company was a family firm, founded by John Gaythorp Oldfield on Lowther Street, Westhaven. It was operated with his brother Tom, Tom's son Robin, and daughter Dorothy. 

The business of the company was extremely varied. The core business was as a ship broker and coal exporter. It's transactions involved Mo-i-Rana in northern Norway, serving iron works A/S Norsk Jernverk, Oristano in Sardinia, Varburg in Sweden, Nates and Bayonne in a France.

The company, which also had offices in Workington , was an agent a for a variety of shipping lines including Canadian Pacific, Cunard, White Star, Orient Line, P&O, and New Zealand Shipping. During World War 2, Dorothy and Tom were responsible for confidential daily reporting of movements including Danish boats to Ministry of War.

Staff of the company also had consular duties; amongst them Robin Oldfield served as the Danish Consul 1958 - 1980, he also held the position of honorary vice-consul to the Netherlands. When the Oldfield's premises changed from Whitehaven to Workington in the early 1990s when Whitehaven ceased to be a commercial port the Danish Vice Consulate transferred to the J G Oldfield & Co office at The Port of Workington.




For any inquiries or questions please call: 01900 603701 or email:

Head Office

J G Oldfield & Co

Prince of Wales Dock,


CA14 2LJ

Contact Us

Call Us On: 01900 603701

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