• Established 1868
  • Founded by George Delaforce
  • Current Owner Real Companhia Velha
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Fleeing from France to London to escape religious persecution, John Fleurriet Delaforce set up a port shipping company for Martinez Gassiot. His son, established his own port house in 1868 and it remained in the family for a century, when it was sold to IDV who owned Croft. Taken over in 2001 by the Fladgate Partnership, it was sold to RCV in 2008.