Henry Bath | History

History

2016

Signs MoU with LME – ‘The Belt and Road”: A Better Commodity Link for the Real Economy: Partnership for Commodity Financing on LMEshield MoU. The first LMEshield warehouse receipt is issued.

2015

Henry Bath Warehousing (Shanghai) Co Ltd fully managed facility opens and rebrands to reflect its new opportunities in China.

2013

Henry Bath expands its head office location in Liverpool.

2005

Henry Bath issues the first LME warrant for plastics and in 2008, one of the first warrants for the LME steel billet contract.

2000

During the next decade, Henry Bath adds Malaysia, Korea and China to the warehousing platform.

1995

Over 4 years, Henry Bath expands its operations by acquisitions in the US, Singapore and Rotterdam, and moves into the handling and storage of soft commodities, coffee and cocoa in Antwerp.

1888

The company starts a ship breaking business. They buy The Great Eastern, a ship designed by I.K. Brunel. At the end of its life it’s broken up and sold for scrap. The ship’s mast is still the main flagpole at Liverpool FC.

1883

The very first London Metal Exchange warrant is issued by Henry Bath on 20 December 1883.

1877

The London Metal Exchange Company was formed to provide a more regulated forum for commodity transactions. Henry Bath was a founding member.

1875

Henry Bath opens a trading office in Bentinck Street, Liverpool.

1848

Henry Bath II establishes the Swansea Iron Shipbuilding Company and 3 years later launches the “Firefly” and “Zeta” steam clippers for use on the Chilean coast.

1846

Henry Bath II marries the daughter of Charles Lambert, another prominent Swansea shipbuilder and copper merchant, merging both family businesses in copper smelting operations.

1816

Headquarters moves to Swansea. Henry Bath II becomes a partner. Bath and Son own and operate a fleet and develop trade with Chile, exporting coal and returning with copper ore and sodium nitrates.

1794

Henry Bath founds a copper trading business covering all aspects of the copper trade — sampling, weighing, setting freight landing charges and sales.

1776

Henry Bath is born in January 1776 in Falmouth, Cornwall.