Our Story

Our desire to provide complete transparency to all our clients, as well as a competitive advantage in a manner that is consistent with our culture, is at the heart of everything we do at Cardinal Maritime. The entrepreneurial spirit of the Management Team – combined with an innovative use of cutting-edge technology – are key components in our ongoing success. Through thought-leading strategies such as the development of technological products and our exciting plans to expand overseas, we are determined to increase the scope of our services while also creating new, exciting opportunities for our clients and business.

Our crew

We employ people based on their character as much as their experience and skills, so it’s vital that we aim for a perfect blend of abilities and personalities when it comes to assembling our crew. The team are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, and genuinely love finding solutions for our clients. Although we are wholly committed to what we do – always making sure we go above and beyond to deliver – we also like to have some fun at work, so our environment is relaxed but productive. We believe that every employee should be empowered to achieve and surpass their potential, yet we also retain a focus on creating long-lasting business relationships in order to facilitate long-term, sustainable success.

Our culture & values

Our ‘Book of Culture and Values’ is at the heart of why we do what we do. Fundamentally, this is a commitment to creating a culture where everyone can be the best they can be!

Visit our dedicated Cultures & Values site, where you can read more about our guiding principles and also watch our special anniversary video.

Culture & Values

Our growth

This year, the business will celebrate its twentieth year with the enviable reputation of being the Ireland’s fastest-growing logistics business – having grown our turnover from £60m to £85m. We are confident that under The Captain’s watchful eye, we can continue to develop new and exciting services for our clients – enabling the business to achieve this year’s ambitious target of £100m. In recent years, we have opened offices across the UK and embarked upon an international expansion plan – opening offices in Ireland, South Africa and China in the process.

Our awards

At Cardinal Maritime, we believe ourselves to be a progressive and forward-thinking company, but we also believe that it’s important to have the confidence to place our credentials before our business peers. To have been as successful as we have and to have received so many prestigious business-based and industry-related awards is testament to the hard work and dedication of all the team; however, we won’t be resting on our laurels… Our ongoing commitment to the development of excellence in service will ensure that the many successes we have already savoured will not be our last.