Albert takes on shipping berth

Graham Cross (left) congratulates Albert Weatherill.
Graham Cross (left) congratulates Albert Weatherill.

The son of a trawler skipper has taken the helm of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce’s Shipping and Transport Committee.

Albert Weatherill set sail on his latest adventure when he was presented with the Shipping and Transport Committee’s chain of office by outgoing chairman Graham Cross.

Mr Cross, who had been chairman for six years, has navigated the committee through some choppy waters. Thanking Mr Cross for his work during his term of office, Mr Weatherill presented him with a bottle of champagne.

Mr Weatherill said: “I am honoured to be taking over from Graham and continuing the good work of this historic committee.

“Our industry faces lots of challenges which are sure to prompt some lively discussions in the coming months and years.”