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Robert.Jervis_43227 Jan 29

New appointments at Maritime

New appointments at Maritime image
Plus - new safety milestones
Maritime Transport Ltd. has made further senior management appointments as the business continues to add to its already-impressive road transport credentials with the recent venture into being able to offer a full intermodal and domestic distribution rail solution to its valued customers, providing a full end-to-end UK logistics solution.

John Bailey has been promoted to the position of Managing Director – Intermodal and Terminals having risen through the ranks within Maritime since joining in 2001, and has valuable experience in all aspects of the company and industry. As Maritime’s rail terminals and container depots become a larger part of the business and with rapid growth expected in this area, John’s appointment will enable him to lead a dedicated team with a reporting structure to maximise these opportunities.

In a further move to support its growth plans, Maritime has appointed James Tierney as its Rail Development Manager. James has worked in the logistics industry for over twenty years, with key roles at GB Railfreight, Colas Rail, DHL, and Network Rail.

Commenting on the new appointments, Chief Executive Officer, Simon Smart, said:

"The promotion of John and the introduction of James enhances our Intermodal product that we are able to deliver to our customers. We are growing our credentials in this area and with the opening of our new rail terminal at East Midlands Gateway and the recent addition of the new Felixstowe service, Maritime Intermodal is offering more reliability and choice into the market."

Separately, Drivers at Maritime Transport last year achieved some of the business’ biggest road safety and compliance milestones to date, including a major reduction in total incidents since 2018 as Maritime continues to invest in and improve its safety performance.
 
With over 2,000 drivers covering 130,000,000 miles per annum, road safety remains an utmost priority for Maritime. As a result of its safety performance and continued growth, the company rewarded drivers in December with the largest bonus payment to date, which was in excess of £1.4m, averaging around £500 per driver.
 
Established in 2013, the safety bonus, awarded annually and based on telematics scores, was introduced as a means of encouraging drivers to maintain higher levels of safety and compliance on UK roads. A range of key performance indicators such as fuel efficiency, braking, and acceleration are used to monitor drivers and reward them accordingly, with the opportunity to become ‘top earners’ at their depots and earn more. Top earners in 2019 received payouts of over £3,000.
 
John Williams, Group Executive Chairman at Maritime, stated:

"Maritime operates intensively across the UK, and so it’s crucial we do things safely and efficiently, focusing on driver safety and the safety of other road users. Working within an increasingly demanding and challenging industry, I am incredibly proud of our drivers, and the high degree of safety they have helped us to achieve across the Maritime network. Without them, we would not be able to perform as we do and ensure customer satisfaction all year round."