James Fisher and Sons
Lloyds agents, steam ship owners and brokers; of Barrow-In-Furness.
1847 founded in Barrow-in-Furness by James Fisher who created a fleet of ships to transport iron-rich haematite from the Cumbrian hills to support the Industrial Revolution.
1883 Took delivery of their first steam ships
1926 Private limited company
1952 Incorporated as a public company
1965 Launch of Stream Fisher, for transport of irradiated nuclear waste
1993 Acquired CS Nexus, for laying optical fibre cables
1996 Established division for subsea excavation. Acquired P&O Tankers.
2005 Acquired Fendercare Marine
2007 Acquired Buchan Technical Services and FT Everard
The firm has transformed itself from a traditional shipping company into a leading provider of marine and specialist technical services worldwide.
Sources of Information
- Company website