February 6 - Cardinal Maritime has expanded its presence in the south of England, with the opening of a new office in Basildon, Essex.

The new team heading up the Basildon office includes national sales manager, Ben Capsey and key account managers, Heidi Coates and David Woollaston.

The south-east is a major logistics hub for the UK, home to the ports of Tilbury, Felixstowe and the new London Gateway port, and is thus a key region for Cardinal Maritime to have a presence, says the company.