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Altham’s has been a family run ships’ chandlery since 1952 serving all UK ports.  Our head office and warehouse are located in a spectacular position overlooking Heysham Port in North West England.  We also have bases in Liverpool and Barrow in Furness. Our North East business is expanding rapidly and Neil Buckley is our Business Development Manager for Blyth, Tyne, Wear, Sunderland, Seaham, Hartlepool, Teesports and Redcar.

Our friendly team of expert chandlers can source provisions and ships stores of any nature, ensuring swift and efficient delivery to your vessel or offshore platform.


JC Altham& Sons is externally audited by CMI on an annual basis. This is an in depth audit that covers all business activity but in particular, HACCP, hygiene, premises, environmental, people and training. In the past 9 years we are proud to have been issued with CMI Gold Standard in every audit.

Since 2009 Altham’s has achieved the ISSA Quality Standard, a Maritime Industry globally recognised standard.

Altham’s is a member of the International Maritime Purchasing Association