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Maritime Transport and Heineken UK extend partnership with new three-year contract

Posted 24 Apr 2023

Maritime Transport, the UK's leading provider of integrated road and rail solutions, is pleased to announce that it has extended its distribution contract with Heineken UK (HUK), the nation’s leading pub, cider, and beer company. 

Under the three-year extension, Maritime will continue to manage the national distribution of Heineken products from HUK's facilities in Manchester and Tadcaster, whilst servicing customer deliveries from the brewer’s 627,000 sq ft national distribution centre in Derby. Subsequently, Maritime now transports more than double its previous volume for HUK. 

Committed to owning and operating the most sustainable and cleanest full-load supply chain in the country, Maritime will also review carbon-saving initiatives for HUK, including the use ofHydrotreated Vegetable Oil fuel (HVO) having recently installed HVO fuel tanks at its transport depots in Bardon and Tilbury. HVO, capable of eliminating carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90%, is just one part of Maritime’s environmental strategy to facilitate the transition away from diesel within the road and rail freight sectors.

Alex Williams, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Maritime Transport: 

‘We are delighted HUK, a major player in the drinks industry, has entrusted Maritime with this important contract for a further three years. Since 2021, HUK has benefitted significantly from our national distribution network encompassing 1,600 vehicles and 3,300 trailers maximising efficiency. This contract extension highlights our reputation in establishing close relationships with our valued customers, and we look forward to working with HUK for many more years to come  whilst minimising environmental impact across its distribution operations.’

Robbie Henderson, Primary Contract Manager, Heineken UK: 

‘The decision to award Maritime a substantial increase in volume versus their previous award is testament to the service and performance they’ve demonstrated over the past 2 years. HUK view Maritime as a strategic partner for the future and we are equally delighted to be continuing our partnership.’