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Maritime buys out Roadways

[ August 11, 2014   //   ]

Maritime Group has acquired Aegeus Transport the holding company for fellow container haulier Roadways Container Logistics, for an undisclosed sum. The purchase includes the entire company, employees and assets of Roadways, the fourth largest container transport company in the UK.

The deal includes 374 employees, 241 vehicles, all of Roadways sites at Hainault, Felixstowe, Leeds, Manchester, Nursling in Southampton and the company’s state-of-the-art Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal at Birch Coppice in Tamworth.

The combined business will operate a fleet of over 1,300 vehicles and its network will include Railports at Tamworth and Tilbury, as well as depots at every major gateway and consumer conurbation.

Maritime’s existing network consists of 16 depots at Bristol, Doncaster, Felixstowe, Hams Hall, Immingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough, Reading, South Shields, Southampton, Thamesport and Tilbury. It employs over 1,300 staff and drivers throughout the UK.

Maritime’s group MD, John Williams, said: “We are very excited to acquire Aegeus and Roadways,” said John Williams, Group Managing Director of Maritime. “This is a strategic move and a really excellent fit with Maritime. Altogether the combined business will provide much greater scale, scope and services for customers.”

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