Maritime Transport set for major site expansion at Port of Liverpool


Maritime Transport Ltd., a leading provider of integrated road and rail solutions for UK businesses, has signed an agreement with Peel Ports Group to expand its existing transport depot at the Port of Liverpool. The multi-million-pound project will see the facility increase from four acres to ten with a new storage yard for loaded containers, significantly enhancing Maritime’s operation in the northwest.

The announcement comes just after the completion of Maritime’s latest addition to its growing network of sites, an 8.1-acre, state-of-the-art transport depot located on Normanton Industrial Estate in Wakefield less than a mile away from the Maritime Intermodal Rail Terminal.

Construction will commence in April and will include a new transport depot, with new offices as well as the usual Maritime standard of exceptional driver facilities.

The new storage yard accompanying the enlarged premises will offer a wide range of loaded container handling and storage solutions, and enable optimum storage for up to 2,000 TEU. Brand new Sany reach stackers which were ordered in Q1 and will be arriving on site in time for the project completion in November 2022.

Commenting on the development John Williams, Group Executive Chairman, Maritime Transport said: “This significant investment, which marks the beginning of a strategic collaboration with Peel Ports, heralds an exciting time for the company in terms of our growth, whilst we continue to provide the very best facilities and excellent working environments for our colleagues. The Port of Liverpool has established itself as a key gateway for our customers over the years, and we are excited to be bringing high quality storage space and even greater capability and choice to the market as we see an increase in demand for our services.”

David Huck, Chief Operating Officer, Peel Ports Group added: ‘This is a major commitment which is yet another highlight in the exciting evolution at the Port of Liverpool. It links perfectly with our strategy to extend our multi-modal connections providing better links beyond our current hinterland. We’re also pleased to see one of our important customers continuing to enjoy success and together we are going from strength-to-strength.’

Maritime Transport is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent transport operators in the UK, delivering full end-to-end logistics solutions to the country’s best-known brands.

Now a leading provider of integrated road and rail solutions, the company has expanded its services since its formation in 2001 to offer complete supply chain coverage, and today operates in container transport, domestic distribution, cargo handling and warehousing, off dock laden and empty storage, container repairs, freight management, and truck sales.

Maritime’s dedicated fleet comprises an extensive range of 3,000+ trailers, and 2,000+ state-of-the-art vehicles covering 120,000,000 miles per year from 40+ strategically-placed UK depots.

Maritime launched its intermodal division in 2019 as part of its commitment to increased resource, and now operates a growing number of rail services and terminals across the country, including Tilbury, Tamworth, Wakefield, Trafford Park, Mossend, and East Midlands Gateway, significantly enhancing UK rail freight capacity and the range of services offered to local, national, and international businesses.

The company continues to place itself at the forefront of the logistics industry, focusing on innovation, added value, and peace of mind for its customer base.