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Maritime to buy Wincanton’s box transport arm

[ October 5, 2020   //   ]

Transport and logistics operator, Maritime Transport has agreed terms to acquire Wincanton container transport business, Wincanton Container Logistics. The move follows a strategic review by Wincanton and its decision to focus on its core activities.

Formed in 2008, when Wincanton acquired Hanbury Davies and CEL Group in the same year, Wincanton Container Logistics provides container transport and ancillary services to shipping lines, freight forwarders and cargo owners,.

Under the deal, all employees and assets will be transferred to Maritime and Maritime will continue to work with Wincanton as a strategic partner supporting a number of Wincanton’s customers’ international supply chains. The combined business will create a road fleet of 2,000 with 3,000 employees, throughout the UK.

Maritime Transport is one of the largest independent transport and logistics companies in the UK. As well as road transport, it operates nine daily trains from the container ports to five rail terminals, container storage and domestic distribution.

Maritime Group chairman, John Williams, said: “We welcome the staff and drivers and look forward to building our capability in the container transport sector and relationships with its customers.”