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The History of Maritime Bunkering Ltd

Maritime Bunkering is part of JR Rix & Sons Ltd; a 5th generation, family owned business founded in 1873 when a Sea Captain and Merchant Adventurer called Robert Rix traded out of the port of Hull.

Today JR Rix & Sons is involved in a wide range of activities ranging from commercial, residential, industrial and marine fuel distribution, fuel cards, ship owning, stevedoring, warehousing and off shore wind farm support to holiday home manufacturing, car retail and property. These activities are managed through a number of subsidiaries of which the largest is Rix Petroleum Ltd.

Rix Shipping is the oldest of the Rix group of companies, established in 1950. The success story started in 1927 with Robert Rix and Sons importing tractor vaporising oil for the post war agricultural revolution. Lamp oil, packed in oak casks was also carried from Russia to the Humber on Rix ships.

In 1939 Rix owned eleven ships spread between four companies.





The Rix maritime tradition continues to this day with a fleet of 3 coastal tankers and 3 estuarial barges, all doubled hulled.

Our fleet trades primarily on the East Coast of the UK, but is available to trade throughout the UK and continental Europe.

Whilst we are proud of our heritage we are firmly focussed on the future.





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