Maritime Transport has introduced new vehicles to their dedicated vehicle fleet for Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Limited as they both continue to experience growth in 2017.
The relationship between Maritime, the UKs largest privately owned container haulier, and MSC, one of the world's leading container shipping lines, started in 2014 and continues to grow at a pace with no sign of abating.
“We have worked with MSC for a number of years now and so we are delighted to be continuing our support as their requirements in the UK grow” said Mark Sivyer, MSC Contract Manager.
“We started with 20 dedicated vehicles for MSC in 2014, and this has increased to 45 which really shows how closely our two companies are working together and the strength of our relationship.”
Due to the extensive depot network at Maritime, it has allowed MSC to take advantage by placing the 45 dedicated contract vehicles at various strategic locations around the UK, such as Felixstowe, Southampton, Doncaster, Manchester, London Gateway and Alconbury to ensure operational excellence and continued high service.
“Placing dedicated vehicles at several of our depots means we’re able to continue to support MSC and their requirements quickly and efficiently,” said Paul Heyhoe, Operations Director.
“We are delighted that MSC continue to grow and we believe these new vehicles will benefit them.”
“As an established multi-port operator we have grown our volumes with Maritime year on year with them supporting the MSC network in seven of the nine UK ports where MSC call. This coverage gives MSC customers the flexibility and reliability they have come to expect when using MSC and the associated multimodal road and rail product. We are delighted to see the new MSC livery trucks being added to our extensive and dedicated fleet.” said Paul Garnham, Head of Intermodal – Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Limited.
20 of the 45 dedicated vehicles have been liveried specifically for MSC and were purchased by Maritime earlier this year from one of their vehicle manufacturers, Volvo Group UK Ltd.
“Maritime placed another significant vehicle order with us at the beginning of the year,” said David Clibborn, Head of Central Key Accounts – Volvo Group UK Ltd.
“We’re really pleased we’ve been able to deliver the 20 dedicated MSC vehicles on time and to both Maritime’s and MSC’s satisfaction and we’re looking forward to delivering Maritime’s remaining vehicles over the course of the next few months.”
Maritime Transport Limited (Maritime) is one of the UK’s leading transport and logistics companies and the market leader in the container transport sector. The company diversified into domestic distribution in 2011, identifying the sector as a complementary, key strategic area of growth for the business.
Maritime is a highly flexible and responsive company and provides a comprehensive range of services to support international and domestic supply chains, including: Container Transport, Railport Services, Off-Dock Storage for loaded containers, Container Services and port-centric Warehousing, as well as national Distribution. Customers comprise of blue-chip global carriers, freight management companies and cargo owners, including leading grocers, retailers, distributors and manufacturers.
Maritime employs more than 2,000 staff and drivers throughout the UK and are committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which they work, doing so through a number of initiatives:
- Euro 5 and 6 low carbon emission zones compliant fleet
- Their rail infrastructure removes hundreds of thousands of miles from the road network a year
- Apprenticeship schemes which are building for the future
- Every year they support a number of local and national charities
- They are signatories of the Corporate Covenant
Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Limited acts as an agent on behalf of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., a privately owned global shipping company founded in 1970 by Gianluigi Aponte. As one of the world’s leading container shipping lines, MSC operates 480 offices across 150 countries worldwide with over 24,000 employees. With access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources which stretches across the globe, the company prides itself on delivering global service with local knowledge. MSC’s shipping line sails on more than 200 trade routes, calling at over 315 ports.