About Us

F.K. Warren/McLean Kennedy has been handling vessels in all ports of Canada and the Great Lakes for more than 125 years.

Our agency attends to a high volume of vessels every year, including tankers, cruise ships, container vessels, break-bulk and bulk ships, heavy lift vessels, and other specialized carriers. If it floats, we can handle it.

In addition to general marine agency, we align ourselves with other service professionals to provide stevedoring, trucking, and freight forwarding in order to offer our customers a complete logistics package for any marine project.


F.K. Warren was established by the Warren Family of Halifax in 1896. For many years, the company operated sailing vessels trading between Nova Scotia and the West Indies and chartered vessels carrying apples and lumber to the UK. During the 1930s, the Interprovincial Steamship Company, a subsidiary of F.K. Warren, traded between Halifax, Saint John, St. Lawrence River Ports, and the Great Lakes. After WWII, the company concentrated on providing quality ship agency services for ports in Atlantic Canada.

McLean Kennedy was founded in 1889 by Charles McLean, owner of 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 since the early days of providing lumber chartering and stevedoring services from the St. Lawrence River and the Atlantic Provinces.