Records of the Waterford Consortium, container service consortium, Waterford, Munster, Ireland

Scope and Content

Records collated by Clyde Shipping Co Ltd as part of the Waterford Consortium:

  • Accounting records 1969-1970
  • Board papers and agreements 1963-1972
  • Correspondence 1964-1975
  • Trade analysis records 1970-1974

Administrative / Biographical History

The Waterford Consortium was a container service consortium formed in 1964  through an agreement between the shipowning firms of Clyde Shipping Co Ltd , Glasgow, Scotland; Atlantic Steam Navigation Co Ltd , Preston, Lancashire, England; and George Bell & Co Ltd , Dublin, Ireland. The consortium was formed to operate the Preston-Waterford container service in which all three companies had an interest. The consortium was managed by the Clyde Shipping Co Ltd who provided staff for the harbour at Waterford, Munster, Ireland, and allowed the other consortium members to use their Scotch Derrick Crane at the harbour. The chartering agents for the consortium was George Bell Chartering Ltd, a subsidiary firm of George Bell & Co Ltd and Atlantic Steam Navigation Co Ltd acted as the agents in Preston. Each company had a 1/3 share in the consortium and undertook a fidelity agreement not to operate outside of the consortium in the Ireland trade.

In 1974  , Clyde Shipping Co Ltd sold their share in the consortium to George Bell & Co Ltd.


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information

No access for legal, business or commercial reasons without the written permission of Clyde Marine plc. Apply in the first instance to Glasgow University Archive Services.

Acquisition Information

Permanent loan : Clyde Shipping Co Ltd : Glasgow: October 1982

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)3530) and London (NRA21580)

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Custodial History

Held by Clyde Shipping Co Ltd


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 176/1 Records of Clyde Shipping Co Ltd

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