Seafaring threads go back a long way in the Gibb family, and the initial connection with Holland can be traced to the mid 19th Century when Thomas Gibb, a Master Mariner and shipowner began a family stevedoring company in a small port on the River Maas called Rotterdam.
Subsequently, one of his sons, having ‘done time’ as a seafarer and Master Mariner joined his father, and the firm T & G Gibb International Stevedoring Company was established. It gained in stature as it serviced many of the British Shipping Companies that visited the port from then until the late 1970s.
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