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Lee Shipping Ltd was originally formed in 1970 to manage 2 small general cargo ships trading between the UK and Ireland until the mid-1980s. The company took its name from the mighty river Lee that rises in the Shehy Mountains and flows through the great merchant city of Cork and out to sea via Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world. Many great mariners sailed from this river and it is in their honour that the company took its name. 

Proudly using this great name Lee Shipping Company grew steadily branching into multi-purpose, dry bulk, roro, rolo, container and passenger ships during the 1980s and 1990s.