Pioneering marine solutions to keep global seaborne trade moving - protecting your people and assets across oceans.

James Fisher Fendercare (JF Fendercare) is a world-leading provider in ship-to-ship (STS) transfers and a major global supplier of premium quality marine equipment.

We serve the global marine, energy, and defence industries, with over 30 years of experience delivering premium marine products and expert ship-to-ship solutions.

It’s our ambition to pioneer marine solutions to keep global seaborne trade moving, protecting people and our oceans. To achieve this, we aim to leverage our group’s extensive marine expertise and empower our exceptional people to deliver value to all our stakeholders. We’re committed to leading our industry in driving safety and service excellence, to protect and harness the blue economy.

Part of James Fisher and Sons plc

JF Fendercare is part of James Fisher and Sons plc, a global supplier of trusted marine engineering services with safety and compliance being at the forefront of everything we do.

Ship-to-ship transfer solutions

We’re at the forefront of STS transfers services globally to energy majors and commodity traders, conducting on average 2,500 transfers annually across over 60 fully operational locations worldwide. And with the largest pool of highly trained and experienced STS superintendents and pre-positioned modern equipment, we offer seamless solutions that are tailored to your specific requirements.

High-quality marine products and services

As a major global supplier of high-quality marine products and services our strategic bases have high stock availability to serve our global customer requirements, and our in-house technicians provide expert inspection and maintenance services.

Renowned as the world’s leading supplier of premium Yokohama pneumatic fenders, we also provide a wide range of high-quality marine products and services to protect people and assets, as well as offering an in-house design capability for bespoke requirements.

With the scale and flexibility to support the offshore, ports, commercial marine and shipbuilding industries, JF Fendercare provides marine products and services to suit your fendering, mooring, deck and quayside needs.

Protecting people and assets across oceans

Safety is at the forefront of all that we do and we’re proud to supply high-quality marine products and services to support the needs of our global customers operating in the challenging marine and offshore environments.

Our story

Originally called Fender Care Ltd, the company was established in 1988 in a small rural location in the heart of East Anglia, UK. Its core business was initially the sale, hire and refurbishment of Yokohama fenders. Three years later, the company opened the first of many global bases to help supply Middle Eastern countries during the first Gulf War.

In 1993, as the company expanded, it relocated to its new head office in Seething, Norfolk, UK, where the company still resides today. From this base, it now has regional hubs in Brazil, Dubai, Singapore and the UK, as well as a global network of operating bases.

Having built a reputation as a supplier of quality marine products – in particular Yokohama fenders – it took the bold step in 1995 of entering the ship-to-ship (STS) market. Initially acting as a preferred contractor to Shell, JF Fendercare’s STS operations involve transfers between vessels of any size with a variety of cargoes including crude oil, white and black products, LPG and LNG as well as bulk cargoes. Since this time JF Fendercare has become one of the leading providers of third party ship-to-ship (STS) transfer services in the world.

A key milestone in Fendercare’s history came in 2005 when it became a part of James Fisher and Sons plc, allowing the company to access a wider range of services for its customers, resulting in extraordinary growth of the business.