8th February 2021
Press Release: New website to spearhead services to the renewable energy sector
Williams Shipping launches new website to spearhead its services to the renewable energy sector, part of the company’s commitment to long-term investment in Pembroke Dock.
Supporting Renewables in Pembroke
Leading marine and logistics company Williams Shipping provides key services to the marine energy sector and is a recognised supplier to the Port of Milford Haven at the heart of the UK’s energy supply and development industry.
“We have unparalleled experience in supporting and servicing renewable off-shore industry innovations, including wave, tide and wind energy projects,” says Philip Williams, Managing Director. “Our site gives us the chance to explain to the industry what we can do and how we can help the development of the port as a world class leader in this sector.”
Supporting the local economy
Williams Shipping is committed to continued investment in the Pembroke area to support local industries and contribute to drive the marine economy as the country moves out of recession. The company has been a major presence in Pembroke Dock since 2004, providing vessel charter and marine and port services through a modern and versatile fleet of vessels, barges, marine equipment and crawler cranes based at the port, together with onward transportation and logistics services across Wales and around the UK and Irish coast.
“We are committed to extending Williams Shipping services at Pembroke Dock,” confirms Philip Williams. “We provide a wide range of marine services to major industries on the Milford Haven Waterway and will continue our programme of continuous improvement for our customers.”
This month the company will announce further expansion of its port services, including both quayside improvements and passenger facilities. A 22m Multicat will be based in the Haven to service the jetties and a newly upgraded 70 tonne Kobelco hydraulic crawler crane will be made permanently available
Supporting the next generation
As the marine and renewables sectors grow, Williams Shipping is committed to helping young people develop the skills they need for local employment. The company supports the Workboat Apprenticeship Scheme and expects to strengthen its teams as demand grows.
“We look forward to a long and supportive relationship with Pembroke Dock, its people and businesses,” says Philip Williams “and in particular to playing our part in the development of renewables as a sustainable resource for people everywhere.”
Note to Editors
Williams Shipping is a family business established by George Williams in 1894, now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Williams family. George converted an ex-Royal Navy pinnace into a sailing barge and carried loads such as building materials and grain across the south coast of England and to the Isle of Wight. As marine and transport industries have evolved the company has developed alongside, supporting growth, and creating marine and logistics solutions at every stage.
Today, Williams Shipping assists the UK’s marine and logistics industries with a broad range of services. The Marine division provides services including towage, craneage, stores deliveries, equipment hire and crew transfer, operating a fleet of 27 workboats, launches and barges, including dedicated wind turbine blade transport. From our headquarters in Southampton and marine bases in Milford Haven and Aberdeen. Williams Shipping provides specialist services and expertise to the transport, marine, construction, engineering, defence, renewable energy and shipping industries, including logistics services, marine lubricants, container hire, and storage facilities.