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Maritime Transport scoops Road Freight accolade at Multimodal Awards

Posted 27th Jun

Maritime Transport has been named Road Freight Company of the Year at the 2022 Multimodal Awards, held at the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday 14th June. The road-rail logistics provider has now been a proud recipient of the award on four occasions since the Road Freight award category was launched in 2016.

Multimodal, now in its fifteenth year, attracted record attendee numbers this year, with 9,759 people filling Hall 1 at the NEC. Maritime’s award-winning stand, present for the duration of the three-day exhibition, gave many of those in attendance the opportunity to reconnect with the team, and discuss potential prospects for their supply chains.

The Awards evening, hosted by rugby referee, Nigel Owen, saw more than 850 industry contenders, VIPs, and colleagues gather on day one of the exhibition to celebrate achievement and innovation in the air, road, rail, maritime, and freight forwarding sectors. 

Winners of each category were voted for by readers of the Multimodal Newsletter, as well as exhibitors and visitors attending the event. Those shortlisted alongside Maritime in the Road Freight category included: 

  • Culina Group
  • Dachser
  • DSV
  • EVCargo
  • Howard Tenens 
  • LKW Walter
  • Pentalver
  • The Swain Group
  • Malcolm Logistics
  • XPO Logistics

John Williams, Group Executive Chairman, Maritime Transport: 

‘We’re delighted to have participated in Multimodal once again as an exhibitor, an event that provides a fantastic platform to demonstrate our services and maintain current customer relationships. It is also a real pleasure to be recognised among our customers and friends as Road Freight Company of the Year. This award supports our long-term strategy to strengthen our road credentials alongside our growing intermodal division, investing in the most modern, efficient, and eco-friendly fleet, and expanding our network of transport depots and rail terminals, providing the means for complete logistical coverage. 

Although we have the largest road fleet for container transport in the UK by some margin, 20% of the containers we handle are carried by rail and we now operate a total of 27 daily train services with plans to develop a new market for UK domestic distribution by rail too. Utilising road and rail together will make us an even stronger and more capable business and enable us to deliver long-term, environmentally sustainable transport solutions for our customers. 

I am extremely proud of the efforts of every single colleague at Maritime. None of what we do would be possible or could have been achieved over the last two decades without their continued support, dedication, and drive.’



by Ben McQuilliam