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Altham’s offers a full range of services to the marine and offshore industry including oil and gas platforms.

Food Service

  • Fresh, dry and frozen provisions
  • Ethnic food
  • Specialists in meat and game

We stock and supply a full range of fresh, frozen and dry provisions with all food being distributed from our own warehouse in our own fleet of temperature controlled vehicles.  We are happy to source ethnic food including halaal and kosher meat.

Top quality meat is a particular speciality, with bonded meat being imported from South America and Australasia.  We are also able to supply specialists meats and game sourced from our sister company, Altham’s Catering Butchers, much of which is locally farmed.  Our meat is quality assured and supplied by local Lancashire and Cumbria farmers.

Bonded Stores

  • Alcohol
  • Beer
  • Cigarettes
  • Tobacco

Technical Stores

  • Machine spares
  • Engine spares
  • Cabin stores
  • Deck stores
  • Marine chemicals
  • Industrial & refrigerant gases
  • Welding machines

We can supply a full range of machine, engine, cabin and deck stores and can provide professional sourcing and procurement of technical and sophisticated parts.  We will source the part you need and supply it to your engineers.

Altham’s is Unitor’s nominated service provider for the North West of the UK holding extensive stocks of Marine Chemicals, a wide range of industrial and refrigerant gases and comprehensive stocks of welding machines and consumables specific to the shipping industry.


  • Logistics’ solutions
  • Transport of chemicals & dangerous goods
  • Small packages to 30 tonne loads
  • Airside certified
  • ADR qualified

Altham’s offers a full range of logistics’ solutions for a wide range of clients.  All of our vehicles are insured to carry chemicals and dangerous goods with load carrying capacities from small packages to full 30 tonne loads.  A number of our vehicles are certified to operate ‘airside’ which means we can accomdate the trickiest of logistics’ tasks.

Our drivers are all trained to a high standard, being ADR qualified and all have undergone the statutory CPC training.

Freight Forwarding

  • Spares moved in accordance with customs, UK & EC regulations
  • Worldwide service

We can offer a full freight forwarding service.  Spares can be seamlessly transported from the engine room to your chosen destination worldwide and back again.  All spares are moved in accordance with the UK and EC customs regulations and by allowing Altham’s to conduct such services on your behalf, we can remove the headache that such movements often create.


  • Fully audited
  • CMI Gold Standard since 2004
  • ISSA Quality standard

Our warehouse is operated under strict quality assurance protocols which are audited on an annual basis by NFS.  Our systems and processes have been in place for a number of years and are continually updated to meet the ever changing hygiene and environmental regulations imposed by the UK and EC.

We are very proud of our audit history – Altham’s has been awarded a NFS Gold Standard in each and every year since 2004.  In 2010 we also acheived the new ISSA Quality Standard which is specific to the marine industry.