Griffin Maritime Company          

                 Marine Consulting & Management Services

Kevin Griffin opened Griffin Maritime in London in 1992 as a marine consultancy specialising in the fields of passenger and cruise shipping as well as the cargo trades between Europe, Canada and the Great Lakes. Griffin is a graduate of Western University in London, Ontario, and a member of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. With twenty-five years experience in liner and bulk shipping, inland transport, marine terminals and business development, he has held positions in Europe and North America with the Clarke Group (including Dart Containerline and Halterm), Canadian Pacific Limited and Fednav Limited.

Griffin worked on ships of various types while at university and has lectured in marine transport management at McGill University in Montreal. Born in the UK and a dual British and Canadian national, he is past chairman (1999-2002 and 2010-12) of the Leading Cruise Agents of the UK. Between 2000 and 2012 Griffin represented the Great Lakes Cruising Coalition in Europe . In 2014 he became a founding partner in the Great Northern & Southern Navigation Co LLC, of New Orleans, trading under the name French America Line. and in 2018 he became a founder and shareholder olf Culture Cruises Limited of London, which specialises in themed small ship cruises.

Griffin Maritime represented the Port of Toledo, Ohio, in Europe for many years, promoting centralized Midwest distribution by discharging three ports 'cargo at one, thus saving shipowners fuel and daily hire plus extra port costs. Griffin has participated in a number of North American trade missions to Europe, as well as a European cruise media visit to the St Lawrence River. He has written for half a dozen shipping and cruise publicatioms and for many years was the North American correspendent for the ABC Shipping Guide. Today he writes a weekly online column called The Cruise Examiner. For further career details, please see: LinkedIn Profile for Kevin Griffin

Associate company The Cruise People Ltd is a wholesaler and retailer of sea travel, with emphasis on niche markets.  For a decade it was UK agent for Marine Expeditions, operating in the Polar Regions, the Amazon and the Pacific, and has since extended to represent other destination-oriented small ship operators.  A member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), The Cruise People is also general passenger agent for the Great Lakes service of PZM Polish Steamship Company of Szczecin, UK agent for the French America Line and passenger agents for cargo lines such as CMA CGM Marseilles, Grimaldi Lines Naples, Hamburg-Süd Hamburg, Reederei NSB Bremenand Frachtschiff Touristik Kapitän Peter Zylmann Kappeln.

Griffin Maritime Company, 88 York Street, London, England W1H 1QT

Tel +44 (0)20-7723 2450   Fax +44 (0)20-7723 2486  UK Toll Free 0800 526 313

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88 York Street, London, England W1H 1QT

Tel +44 (0)20-7723 2450   Fax +44 (0)20-7723 2486  UK Toll Free 0800 526 313

Send an E-mail to Griffin Maritime

Last Revised 24th June 2019