Angus firm’s boss blown away by commitment of staff


28th January 2021

“These are the people you don’t hear about… we are so proud of our workers.”

The boss of a Montrose-based shipping firm has spoken of his pride in the efforts of his workforce during the Covid-19 crisis.

Rix Shipping has continued to operate throughout the pandemic.

It provides essential services such as the loading and unloading of ships and warehousing services.

A large part of the firm’s work is providing services for agricultural firms.

‘People are so important’

Managing director James Doyle praised the support from his workforce at rising to the challenges of coronavirus.

He said: “If you’re in logistics you have to continue operating and that’s what we did. Our group of people took that challenge on.

“These are the people you don’t hear about, who continue coming into work every day and doing their job and that’s what they did.

“We are so proud of our workers. We’re still a family business at heart. People are important and we recognise what they’ve done. They’ve been fantastic.”

Rix Shipping has lodged plans to take over an entire street in Montrose to create a new renewables division.

The £1.5 million development, which is currently going through the planning process, could create 50 new jobs.

Mr Doyle said the company was hopeful of capitalising on the Seagreen project, which has its operations and maintenance base at the Port of Montrose.

You can read the full article by Rob McLaren on The Courier online

Rix Shipping (Scotland) Limited

Rix Shipping Scotland can offer an exceptional range of services and facilities within and around the Port of Montrose. From secure warehousing, stevedoring, crane and forklift hire, to fuel bunkering, crew transfer vessels and Ships agency services.

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