Maritime Transport Limited (Maritime) has signed a long-term contract with La Doria Heinz Ltd (LDH).
The deal will see Maritime run a dedicated day and night operation six days a week, supporting the UK’s largest retailer to supermarkets of canned tomato products, fish, fruit, vegetables and dried pasta.
This contract marks the first major business win for Maritime’s distribution arm in Suffolk, which is where the Company’s Head Office is located.
“This contract with LDH represents yet another step forward for us in 2016,” said Dave Boomer, Maritime’s Managing Director – Distribution. “With East Anglia always being a great area of strength for us within our container operations we were keen to develop a complementary distribution operation and are delighted LDH chose us to support their business.”
Paul Nicholas, Logistics Director at LDH, said of the partnership: “We were impressed with the infrastructure that Maritime could offer us; our long-term association with Felixstowe is one that Maritime reinforces, and their network of depots at key points up and down the country is one that we look forward to utilising moving forwards.”
This news comes on the back of Maritime’s recent purchase of 100 new 4-metre curtain-sider trailers, taking its curtain-sided fleet to nearly 400 trailers in total.