James Fisher has a long history from its roots in the 19th century Barrow haematite trade to the dynamic marine services company of today
Originally founded in 1847 in Barrow-in-Furness, the company was started by James Fisher who created a fleet of ships to transport iron-rich haematite from the Cumbrian hills to support the Industrial Revolution. Over the decades the firm has transformed from a traditional shipping company into a leading provider of marine and specialist technical services worldwide.
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A book written on the history of James Fisher, “Around the coast and across