Posted 04 Jul 2019
Maritime Transport Ltd once again had a significant presence at Multimodal 2019 following its successful attendance at the exhibition last year.
Multimodal saw over 9,000 participants attending the three-day event at the NEC in Birmingham to network and seek opportunities with some of the UK’s leading logistics businesses. Throughout its duration, Maritime’s stand gave participants an ideal opportunity to reconnect with the team on hand, share insight and advice, and discuss potential prospects for their supply chains.
‘It was a real pleasure to have participated in Multimodal again this year, particularly following the launch of our rail subdivision, Maritime Intermodal, in April,’ stated John Williams, Group Executive Chairman. ‘Multimodal continues to give us a fantastic platform to demonstrate our services as we look to grow our business and maintain current customer relationships.’
Following the first day of Multimodal 2019, more than 800 industry contenders, VIP’s, and colleagues gathered to attend the prestigious FTA Multimodal Awards, hosted by Steve Davis OBE. The awards ceremony looks to recognise achievements in a variety of transport sectors, and are either voted for by the thousands of readers of the Multimodal Newsletter and exhibitors at the event, or in certain instances, a panel of judges. After three consecutive years of triumphing as Road Freight Operator of the Year, Maritime this year decided to sponsor the award, and John Williams was proudly able to present it to DSV. However, there were still celebrations to come for Maritime this year as Area Manager Craig Bickley, based at Maritime’s Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal, was named Young Logistics Professional of the Year, an award that recognises emerging talent, voted for by a panel of seven judges.
‘We are extremely proud of Craig’s achievements and delighted that he has received this award’ stated Tom Williams, Managing Director – Container Transport. ‘We see this as a recognition of the hard work that Craig has put in, particularly in recent months as Craig has taken a leading role in the implementation of Maritime Intermodal at a time when the industry is facing daily 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.