Contractors to principle shipping companies, Ministry of Defence & Government Departments

John Mcloughlin & Son (Shipping) Ltd

Tug Owners - Boating & Mooring Contractors - Shore Riggers - General Agents

North End, Larne Harbour, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 1AJ






The history of our Family Company goes back four generations.

In our first generation, we were involved with sailing ships.

In our second generation, we were involved with steamships.

In our third generation, we were involved with motor powered ships.

Now in our fourth generation we specialise in modern ship’s Tonnage. We also work with the Ministry of Defence and Government Departments, and have had the honour of being of service to the "Britannia", Her Majesty the Queen's Royal Yacht.

We have been fortunate to be involved with many different aspects of shipping business, including Ship’s Mooring Services, Marine Plant Hire, Tugs Towage Services, Salvage, Pilotage, Shore Riggers and General Agents.

With to day’s changing world of business, we are proud that our Company and Staff have advanced with the times. Our Company’s Tonnage is MCA Approved, with each Tug Operator Holding Master Certificates.

Managing Director,

John Mcloughlin (Sen)

Contact :





Web Site


Larne 028 2826 0382

Telephone 24hrs

Larne 028 2827 3785

Larne 028 2827 4085

Telephone After hours

Belfast 028 9085 4701

Antrim 028 9446 5739

Carrickfergus 028 9336 7449