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Maritime named Road Haulier of the Year at Global Freight Awards

Posted 21 Nov 2018

Maritime Transport was named Road Haulier of the Year by readers of freight publication Lloyd’s Loading List during its Global Freight Awards last week.

More than 500 freight forwarders, shippers and industry experts gathered at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel to attend the prestigious annual ceremony, which recognises achievements in a variety of transport sectors. Each year, as part of its Readers’ Vote Award, Lloyd’s Loading List asks its readers to nominate operators that provide innovative, industry-leading solutions to customers.

Following months of voting, Maritime made their debut appearance at the event as a finalist alongside the five other major UK hauliers in their category, but was fortunate enough to bring home the accolade in the end. This comes just months after Maritime was named Road Freight Operator of the Year for the third consecutive time at the FTA Multimodal Awards in May. 

‘We are extremely proud and honoured to have received this award voted for by readers and our own customers, and are grateful for their kind acknowledgement,’ stated Simon Smart, Chief Executive Officer. ‘We see this as a recognition of the hard work that our drivers and staff have put in, particularly in recent months whilst the industry is facing unprecedented challenges.’

Maritime has continued to see success in what is a demanding and ever-changing industry over the years. From humbled beginnings, the business has grown from a 136-truck container transport operation to what is now the UK’s largest privately-owned multimodal transport operator, covering over 126 million miles a year.

‘This achievement truly reflects the effort and commitment from all our staff,’ said Tom Williams, Managing Director – Container Transport. ‘Each employee plays a crucial role in the success of the business, and we will continue to ensure we invest in them as we develop our offering and service performance to our customers.’