Felixstowe: Company joins national cargo campaign drive

John Williams, managing director of Maritime Group, which has its HQ at Felixstowe.

John Williams, managing director of Maritime Group, which has its HQ at Felixstowe. - Credit: Archant

An expanding Felixstowe-based transport company is taking part in a national video campaign to promote the logistics industry.

Maritime Transport already employs 1,200 staff and lorry drivers at its depots across the country and is currently building a new multi-million pound state-of-the-art headquarters on the edge of the Port of Felixstowe.

The company is determined to see the logistics industry continue to flourish and took part in a new video to make people aware of the importance of transport networks and how goods are moved from A to B.

The brainchild of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and ITN Productions, and introduced by news presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, the video explains how Maritime is expanding its operation to meet the needs of its customers – cargo owners such as retailers, carriers and freight managers – in a cost-effective way.

John Williams, the managing director of Maritime Group, said: “Maritime Transport offers cost effective supply chain solutions from ship to shelf.

“The video outlines how we are expanding and developing our services to meet the changing needs of our customers to provide more flexibility, transparency and value for money.”

Work is progressing well on the company’s new HQ alongside the A14 Port of Felixstowe slip road on the lowest of the plateaux on the 170-acre Clickett Hill business park site.

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The sweeping five-storey curved building will have 3,240sq m of offices, plus modern washrooms and showers, a rest room with TV and Wifi for the 300-plus Maritime Transport truck drivers who visit the Port of Felixstowe every day.

It will have capacity for 250 staff.