Williams Shipping are the authorised distributor for ExxonMobil and Castrol marine lubricants. We offer industry leading service and technical assistance with the ability to supply lubricants to vessels around the UK and Europe.


The right lubricant will improve operating efficiency while protecting engines and prolonging the life of your equipment. We offer a full range of marine specific lubricants and greases including mineral, synthetic, and biodegradable products. Lubricants are available in a variety of sizes including bulk pump off, 1000L IBC, 208L drum, and 20L Pail.

As well as being the authorised distributor for Castrol and ExxonMobil, we have the ability to source and supply lubricants and greases from all the main producers. With depots located strategically around the UK including Southampton Aberdeen & Pembroke, we are able to offer unrivalled service and delivery.


Williams Shipping has been operating since 1894 and we are marine specialists. Our lubricants team has many years’ experience in marine engineering and can provide expert advice and assistance in selecting the right lubricants for your application.

We employ fully trained drivers who have been conducting bulk marine lubricant deliveries in the UK and Ireland ports in excess of 30 years.  They are familiar with most delivery locations and specialist requirements.

We can also provide oil sampling and diagnostics services and oil spill equipment and services.


Williams has been making deliveries to ships for over 125 years, so we understand the importance of delivering to extremely tight deadlines and the various port requirements that need to be complied with. We deliver both in bulk and packed products using our fleet of purpose built vehicles, which have dedicated onboard pumping units for bulk, engine and hydraulic oils. These vehicles also carry on-board spill equipment and fire-fighting equipment.

We operate a road transport service for delivery of packaged and bulk products to ports nationwide. Marine lubricants can be delivered over water by barge using our own vessels in the ports of Southampton, Portsmouth and Milford Haven (Pembroke). Barge deliveries can be arranged nationwide.

Having our own marine and transport logistic services enables us to provide a responsive and flexible service – within reason, we try to accommodate changes in schedule or location to ensure your vessel isn’t unnecessarily delayed.

Contact us now to find out how we can help.


  • Marine specialists and technical expertise
  • 24 hour service
  • Fleet of delivery vehicles
  • Nationwide operation
  • Over 500,000 litres held in stock at Southampton, Pembroke and Aberdeen
  • Hundreds of grades from major producers
  • Advanced synthetic and biodegradable products from market leaders
  • Bulk service nationwide
  • Delivery by road and water
  • Oil sampling and diagnostic service
  • Oil spill services and equipment

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  • I just wanted to say thank you – it was a very challenging site to work at and make delivery to. Your drivers showed courtesy, patience and professionalism throughout the day

    Philip Kingston,
    Kingston Building Solutions

  • Thank you for your assistance, it was very much appreciated and a special thank you to Bob who did a fantastic job.

    Jenny Wilkinson,
    Interserve Defence Ltd

  • We are very happy with the service provided by your company, especially the driver and we will be using your company for any future work.

    Bob Sarkar,
    National Gritting Service

  • I would like to personally thank you, as a company, and every one of your drivers for their professional approach to the deliveries to our site, all of your drivers have been absolutely fantastic.

    Andy Jenner,
    EP Renewable Energies Limited

  • On Behalf of the Environment Agency and the Residents of Romsey and Winchester, I would like to convey our warmest gratitude for the support you provided during recent flooding. Without you we would not have been able to respond as quickly or effectively as we did.

    James A Humphrys,
    Environment Agency

  • We would like to thank yourself and your team at Williams Shipping for all your help last week, your team were great at getting us around and in position where and when we needed to be in spite of some rotten weather.

    Cliff Stonestreet,
    Fully Fused Fireworks Worldwide Event Management

  • Thank you very much for your assistance and I have to say the two crew members on the vessel could not have been more helpful.

    Steve Beck,
    Burgess Marine

  • May I take this opportunity to thank you for an excellent service, could you also please pass on my thanks to all of your skippers who have helped us over the past few weeks.

    Gwyn Goforth,
    Svitzer UK