F. K. Warren Limited is one of the oldest and most respected Marine Agencies in Atlantic Canada. 

The Company was established by the Warren Family of Halifax and was incorporated in 1896.  For many years the Company operated sailing vessels trading between Nova Scotia and ports in the West Indies and in addition chartered vessels to carry apples and lumber to the United Kingdom.

Throughout the 1930’s a subsidiary, the Interprovincial Steamship Company, traded between Halifax, Saint John, St. Lawrence River Ports and the Great Lakes.  Following the end of the war the Company gradually withdrew from this trade having decided to concentrate their efforts on providing quality Ship Agency services at ports in Atlantic Canada.  In 1960 branch offices were opened in Saint John, New Brunswick and Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.  In 1991 another branch office was opened in St. John's, Newfoundland.

In 1978 FK Warren purchased Pickford & Black; another well established shipping agency which was founded in Halifax in 1876. Pickford & Black continues to represent many shipowners under that brand today.


McLean Kennedy was founded in 1889 by Charles McLean, who had a steamship and brokerage Company, and Murray Kennedy who was involved in the lumber business. One of the oldest steamship agencies in Canada, McLean Kennedy has steadily grown and expanded its business since its early days of providing lumber chartering and stevedoring services from the St. Lawrence River and the Atlantic Provinces.


With five offices in Atlantic Canada, and offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver  FK Warren/Mclean Kennedy continues as a leader in providing a comprehensive range of services at all ports throughout  Canada with a proven ability to render first class service.  Each of our offices conducts business around the globe and has staff on duty 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

The principal business of F K Warren/Mclean Kennedy traditionally has been Marine/Ships Agency where we attend to more than900 vessels in  Canada annually.  These vessels include drilling rigs, seismic vessels, offshore support vessels, tankers, VLCCs, container vessels, cruise liners, fishing fleets, breakbulk and bulk ships, heavy lift vessels and other highly specialized carriers.

In addition to vessel agency we have managed the logistics of over 1000 containers per week from all points in Canada and the US Midwest over the ports of Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver.  Our business lines have expanded from Marine Agency to include not only logistics but also Offshore Services whereby we have aligned ourselves with other service professionals to provide crewing, custom brokerage, freight-forwarding, travel consultation, stevedoring, warehousing and an offshore supply base.

Having a proud tradition of representing first class principals, FK Warren/Mclean Kennedy is fortunate to have a dedicated, experienced staff committed to providing our customers with a personalized and professional service.