RTH Lubbers has secured new routes across south west Europe, Africa and the Middle East after seeing an increase in demand from the oil and gas market.

The operator has seen increased traffic across its international routes over the last few months, pushing it to expand into areas it traditionally found difficult to get into.

It will now offer services to Turkey, Tunisia, Malta, Iraq, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and Las Palmas in the Canaries, from its main bases in Aberdeen, Newcastle and Great Yarmouth.

Group director Stuart Ferguson said: “These new routes, some of them unique within the oil and gas industry, highlight not only the current strength of RTH Lubbers but the wider energy sector as a whole, where demand is growing extremely quickly.”

Credit where credit's due

The firm has also received Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation from HMRC for demonstrating consistent quality, compliance and high standards of security and safety when hauling goods internationally.

Ferguson said: “The benefits of being AEO accredited, includes faster processing through international customs formalities and this means we will be able to ensure the best possible service to our customers.”