It is our goal to provide our customers (vessels, vessel managers, and owners) with the highest quality products, competitive prices, and industry leading service.
Emerging from it's roots as a butcher shop, Delaware Ship was founded in 1904 to serve the needs of local harbor tugs. Centrally located on the Delaware River, positioned to serve Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore, Don Rush the 4th generation owner has grown his business to serve ocean going tankers, freighters and container ships. Customers include ship owners/operators, ship managers and catering companies from all over the world.
In 1990 the company moved to a 27,500 sq ft warehouse with 5 bay doors, drive-in cooler/freezer compartments, speed racking systems, and expansive areas for on-hand inventory.
Currently the company employs 20 full time employees; 4 in technical departments, 4 in provisions and operations, 2 in accounting, 1 full time representative to call on the ships, 6 drivers and 2 warehouse personnel. Turnover rate is very low, several employees with more than 20 years tenure. Employees have long experience in the marine industry, including backgrounds as steamship agents and ship repair.