Maritime Transport Ltd. (Maritime) has confirmed its contract for ten Sany container handling machines through Cooper Specialised Handling Ltd. (Cooper SH) in an order that comprises of five reachstackers and five empty container handlers expected to complete later this year.
The new contract incorporates three second rail reachstackers for Maritime’s new terminal under construction at East Midlands Gateway due for completion this Autumn, as well as two of the award-winning H9 reachstackers for its facility in Tilbury. The five new single and double empty container handlers are due to be stationed across its container depot network.
Maritime’s partnership with Cooper SH commenced following its takeover of DHL Container Logistics back in 2010, which subsequently saw a new fleet of reachstackers, empty container handlers, and forklifts supplied to several of its depots across the UK. This new supply contract will replace some of Maritime’s original fleet whilst adding further equipment to its new and existing operations, further supporting its ability to deliver an efficient and reliable service to its customers throughout the country.
Chris Barnes, Cooper SH Sales Director said: ‘Having formed a partnership nine years ago, this contract represents a tremendous performance barometer with one of the largest container handling fleets in the country.’ Chris added: ‘As Maritime has grown, we have grown with them, and we remain committed to an engineering presence wherever Maritime requires it.’
Maritime offers a vast array of services to provide its customers with complete supply chain coverage, including container transport, rail, distribution, freight management, and truck sales. Since 2001, the business has grown from a 136-truck container transport operation turning over £18 million, to what is now one of the UK’s largest privately-owned transport operators, with a network of 30 depots and a turnover in excess of £300 million. Earlier this year, Maritime launched its rail subdivision, Maritime inter-modal, strengthening its position within the rail freight sector and supplementing its road-going operation.
This contract will be a direct purchase with all ten machines being supported by Cooper’s specialist after-sales division, Cooper Handling Solutions Ltd with a dedicated maintenance contract.
Stuart Wardlaw, Fleet Director for Maritime Transport Ltd. stated: ‘Our relationship with Cooper SH is a strong one, and we are delighted to be making this investment in new and modern equipment to help ensure we’re able to service our customers quickly and effectively at each of our container and rail terminals.’
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Operating in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland, Cooper Specialised Handling is the exclusive UK distributor for SveTruck, RAM Spreaders, Telestack bulk material handling conveying systems and Sany mobile handling equipment, sole UK importer and exclusive distributor for Mantsinen cranes, Movella Translifters, TEC Containers and a long-term specialist in Konecranes lift trucks. The company, which celebrated 20 years in business in 2018, also has a dedicated after-sales division, Cooper Handling Solutions, which specialises in engineering support.
Independently owned, Cooper offers total solutions in both solids and bulk handling. Its customised solutions comprise high quality, high value products and reliable service for businesses operating in the most challenging heavy handling environments, including ports, freight handling, inter-modal terminals, manufacturing and other heavy lifting industries.