Maritime Transport wants to grow in the chilled distribution sector, after a successful start to its contract running Tesco’s Snodland DC contributed to a strong performance in 2017. Taking over from Wincanton, Maritime began delivering chilled produce to Tesco stores in the South London area a year ago, and MD John Williams said that “given the opportunity, we would like to win more business like this”. On why the operator made its first move into chilled distribution, Williams said: “Tesco […]
Nick Matthews, formerly MD of Roadways Container Logistics, has joined Pentalver as general manager of its Cannock operation just weeks after Roadways was bought by Maritime Transport.
The interview with Maritime Transport Group MD John Williams takes place in the company’s impressive new head office overlooking the port of Felixstowe in Suffolk. The four-storey building is lavishly appointed with marble and granite everywhere – even in the drivers’ luxurious shower room – but Williams is quick to point out that despite appearances everything was built to a budget.
Maritime Transport posted its 13th consecutive year of turnover growth, before it incorporated contributions from Roadways Container Logistics (RCL) into its business.