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Maritime Transport strengthens leadership team with four new appointments

 Maritime Transport strengthens leadership team with four new appointments

To support its growth plans this year, Maritime Transport Ltd. has strengthened its senior management team with a series of new appointments; the introduction of Michael Carr as General Manager – Property, and Craig Moore as General Manager – Commercial. Chris Lewis rejoins Maritime’s board of management as Deputy Chairman alongside newly-appointed Fleet Sales Director, Matt Heath.   

With nearly forty years’ experience in the ports, terminals, and shipping industry, Chris Lewis brings substantial expertise to the board, having previously held senior positions at Hutchison Ports and DP World as UK Chief Executive Officer. Chris has developed a strong relationship with Maritime’s Group Executive Chairman, John Williams, and will support the business to foster closer relationships with the ports industry whilst contributing to the mentoring of the next generation of Maritime executives to prepare the company for its exciting future.

In June 2005, Matt Heath progressed from his operational role at Maritime’s Tilbury depot to commence the fleet sales division, Secondhand Trucks. As General Manager – Fleet Sales, Matt has successfully led Secondhand Trucks for the last sixteen years, establishing it as one of the UK’s leading reselling companies within the sector. A hands-on vehicle operator, Matt understands the requirements of buyers and giving customers the right solution for their business. He will continue to play a significant role in the sale of Maritime vehicles as Fleet Sales Director, whilst focusing on alternative fuels to ensure Maritime is at the forefront of evaluating alternative energy vehicles.

Craig Moore has occupied roles at senior level in a career that spans almost twenty years, including eRetailer, White Stores, where he was Divisional Managing Director overseeing their logistics and warehousing operations, and a fourteen-year spell at Tesco which saw him establish distribution networks in the UK and Central Europe for some of the world’s best-known brands. More recently, Craig worked for DP World as Head of Supply Chain and Commercial, working with leading retailers, FMCG organisations, shipping lines, and third-party logistics companies to reshape UK supply chains and achieve environmental benefits. Reporting to Chris Lewis, Craig’s knowledge of the UK supply chain and property markets will complement Maritime’s teams across all divisions, and support the growth of the business.

Michael Carr is a qualified Civil Engineer with eighteen years’ experience delivering complex, politically-sensitive civil engineering projects involving dams, reservoirs, coastal and river, local authority, and high-speed highways. Michael joined Maritime from Jackson Civil Engineering where he was a Contracts Manager for thirteen years. Additionally, he served the Royal Navy, travelling the world as a mechanical and electrical engineer on board nuclear submarines, carrying out both preventative and corrective maintenance. Michael brings an extensive skillset to Maritime’s property division at a time when the company has ambitious plans to upgrade and expand its depot and rail terminal network.

John Williams, Group Executive Chairman, Maritime Transport:


‘I am pleased to welcome Craig, Michael, and Chris to Maritime, and congratulate Matt on his new position. Collectively, they each bring with them a wealth of talent and experience, and will all play critical leadership roles in our growth whilst increasing our capability, as we continue to deliver a complete, cost-effective, and sustainable road-rail solution to our customers. I wish them all every success with the company.’

Maritime Transport Ltd
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Maritime Transport is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent transport operators in the UK, providing full end-to-end logistics solutions to the country’s best-known brands. The company has expanded its services since its formation in 2001 to offer complete supply chain coverage, now operating in container transport, domestic distribution, warehousing, off dock laden and empty storage, container repairs, freight management, and truck sales. To date, more than 2,000 technologically-advanced, state-of-the-art vehicles enable Maritime to serve its customers from 40+ strategically-placed UK depots.


Maritime launched its rail freight division in April 2019 as part of its commitment to increased resource, serving local, national, and international businesses from a national network of intermodal terminals including its SRFI at East Midlands Gateway, significantly enhancing UK rail freight capacity and the range of services offered to freight users. The company continues to place itself at the forefront of the logistics industry, focusing on innovation, added value, and peace of mind for its growing customer base.