Now the UK’s largest operator of Volvo’s turbo compound engine trucks, Maritime’s latest fleet investment provides a huge boost to its capability, and offers additional support for its growing activities in the road-rail sectors.

Supplied by Volvo Truck UK & Ireland’s national fleet team, Maritime’s biggest vehicle order to date comprises a combination of 460hp models with the Globetrotter and Globetrotter XL cabs, and 25 vehicles featuring the more powerful 500hp engine. The new vehicles will arrive in batches throughout 2022 to be distributed across Maritime’s +40 UK sites, and are expected to each cover around 125,000km per year on both container and distribution operations.

“The decision to order a large number of Volvo vehicles was made when they introduced the turbo compound engine,” commented Paul Heyhoe, Fleet Director, Maritime Transport. “We ran a comprehensive fuel trial that compared the first generation FH with I-Save with other vehicles on our fleet, and we saw some great results. In total, we are running 1,150 trucks across the fleet currently and when all of the new Volvo units are in that will take their share close to 50%.”