The Captain’s Mediterranean service is now better than ever

Captain Mediterranean croppedThe Cardinal Maritime story began 18 years ago, with our first ever consolidation services to the Mediterranean. This was the beginning of a quickly growing Mediterranean service, which gave the company’s original founders the confidence to expand the business and set it on the road to where it is today, with many of our original agents still with us now.

This spring, we’re taking a fresh look at our Mediterranean service – we’ve reviewed our rates and services and are offering reduced rates to Israel, Egypt, Malta and Cyprus. To have a discussion about your individual requirements, contact your Account Manager or email the Commercial Team at commercial@cardinalmaritime.com for the latest rates and service information.

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The Cardinal Trust supports Stockport CP

stockport-cpOur charity team the Cardinal Trust have made the decision to sponsor a minibus for local charity the Stockport CP Society. The Stockport CP Society provides a wide range of activities and support for adults and children with physical and/or learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum conditions. They particularly focus on individuals with the most complex needs, and currently support over 900 people across the North West to live a more independent life. The specially adapted minibus is used to transport disabled adults, children and young people, and is a much needed asset for the charity.

Stella Morris who works for Stockport CP said, “I received a phone call from the Cardinal Maritime Trust asking how they could get involved with our charity. They explained how they support many charities and told me of some of the amazing work that they do locally. After seeing our website they really liked what Stockport CP is about and wanted to offer support to us. It seemed fitting to sponsor one of our minibuses because they’re in the business of freight and logistics. We are really lucky that they chose us”.

Our sponsorship of the minibus included a donation of £1,500 to the charity, and we also paid for the minibus to be branded with the charity’s logo alongside our own.

Adrian Rigby-Bates, the charity fundraiser said, “I’d like to thank Cardinal Maritime for their generosity. The money will help with the ongoing costs of keeping the minibus on the road. Transport is a lifeline for many of the people who use our services and it’s great to see a global company support a local cause”.

Gemma Hudson and Marie Carmody from the Cardinal Trust team visited Stockport CP’s Skills Group day service in Heaton Moor and presented the cheque to some members of the group. Gemma said, “Our Company is proud to sponsor the minibus. We know that transport is a really important service to people who attend Stockport CP. It enables groups to access social and learning experiences out in the community in a safe and secure way and it’s a pleasure to be able to support this”.

If you’d like to find out more about the work of Stockport CP, you can call 0161 432 1248 or email enquiries@stockportcp.co.uk. To find out more about the work of the Cardinal Trust in general, please email charity@cardinalmaritime.com.

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The Cardinal Trust video

We’re delighted to be able to share a new video that gives further insight into the work of our charity team, the Cardinal Trust. We hope you enjoy finding out a bit more about what we do, and hearing from some of the charities we’re proud to support.

Social responsibility is a big part of what we stand for here at Cardinal. Each year our charity committee the Cardinal Trust nominates a number of charities – local, national and international – to support. Our staff raise funds through taking part in a host of activities throughout the year, including sponsored runs and bike rides, our monthly dress down day, and many more. We feel it’s a great opportunity for our team members to bond, to engage with the wider community, and to give something back and share our success with those in need. If you’d like to find out more about our charity work, you can email charity@cardinalmaritime.com.

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Win an iPhone 6 in the Captain’s Christmas Competition!

captain-iPhoneThe Captain’s spreading some Christmas cheer this month, with a very special festive competition for you to enter! The prize is the very latest iPhone 6, and all you have to do to enter is quote “The Captain’s Xmas Comp 14″ every time you make a booking to be in with a chance to win.

The more jobs you book, the more chances you have to win, so what are you waiting for? With our unbeatable rates and customer service, there’s nothing to lose, so call our commercial team today on 0845 077 4060 or email commercial@cardinalmaritime.com.

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The Cardinal Trust’s Christmas donation to the Wellspring

wellspring-webEvery year the Cardinal Trust nominates a charity to make a special Christmas donation to as part of our ongoing commitment to sharing our success and vision with the community that supports us. This year we’ve chosen to make our Christmas donation to the Wellspring centre for homeless and disadvantaged people in Stockport, a charity close to our hearts and one our team have supported before, notably as our nominated charity during this year’s Great Manchester Run.

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The Wellspring provides support for homeless and vulnerable people, including food services, shower facilities, clean clothing, blankets and sleeping bags, as well as a range of advice and support services including mediation, support with phone calls, utility accounts and much more. The centre is open 365 days a year and is dependent on donations from the general public, local businesses, schools, churches and other organisations. For more information, visit their website.

 

Giving something back to the community is a big part of the Cardinal Maritime philosophy and we were very proud to be able to help a local charity over the festive season.

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Christmas Spice

Spice-webThe Captain’s putting a bit of spice into his Christmas celebrations this year! We’re taking the opportunity to shout about our India export and import services. We now have more direct destinations than ever, including Chennai, New Delhi, Nhava Sheva, along with Karachi in Pakistan and Colombo in Sri Lanka. Direct services offer quicker transit times, and more assurance as there are no connections to be missed along the way. Loading our own direct boxes also means we can offer leading market rates.

We’ve also got more direct Import services than ever too – from Chennai, New Delhi, Nhava Sheva and Tuticorin in India, along with Karachi and Colombo. There’s never been a better time to book your India shipments with us – simply call our commercial team on 0845 077 4060 or email commercial@cardinalmaritime.com to make your booking.

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The Captain’s African Adventure

captain-africa-webWe’re excited to announce the latest in a long line of great deals for our customers! We’ve reduced the freight rate on a host of cross-border destinations in southern Africa, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi – all served via South Africa. See below for our latest freight rates.

What’s more, we’ve reduced BAF from USD 23 w/m to zero for all of these destinations, so there’s more reason than ever to book your southern Africa cargo with us. To get your quote today, simply use our online FREIGHTcalculator or call our dedicated team of Account Managers on 0845 077 4060.

Cross-border rates reduced to:

Gaborone  USD240
Harare       USD255
Bulawayo  USD290
Lilongwe   USD355
Blantyre    USD345
Lusaka      USD295

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Pudsey visits the Cardinal offices for Children in Need

pudsey-webOur November Dress Down Day was in aid of a very special cause – we raised £250 for Children in Need as part of their annual appeal. We were lucky enough to receive a visit from Pudsey himself to thank the Cardinal staff for their fundraising efforts!

Children in Need provides grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. The charity is local to people in all corners of the UK and supports small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices. Here at Cardinal we’re proud to be able to contribute to this very worthy cause.

If you’d like to know more about the work of our charity committee the Cardinal Trust, you can email charity@cardinalmaritime.com.

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Office, Warehouse & Depot Christmas opening hours

christmas-truck-webWe’d like to remind all our customers to bear in mind that our offices, warehouses and depots will be operating reduced opening hours over the Christmas period. Please take note of the following opening hours and remember to plan your shipments, collections and deliveries around the reduced availability. If you have any queries regarding your shipment, please contact our office on 0845 077 4060 or email commercial@cardinalmaritime.com.

Cardinal Office & Warehouse Opening Hours:

24/12    08.00am – 13.00pm
25/12    Closed
26/12    Closed
29/12    08.00am – 3.00pm
30/12    08.00am – 3.00pm
31/12    08.00am – 3.00pm
01/01    Closed
02/01    Normal service resumes

Import Depots’ Christmas Opening Hours:

24/12    08.00am -  12.00pm
25/12    Closed
26/12    Closed
29/12    08.00am – 12.00pm
30/12    08.00am -  12.00pm
31/12    08.00am -  12.00pm
01/01    Closed
02/01    08.00am – 12.00pm
05/01    Normal service resumes

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From the Land of the Rising Sun

rising-sun-webCardinal continues to grow its import LCL services from the Far East into the UK and Ireland, with up to 4 sailings per week from some ports, serving Felixstowe, Southampton, Manchester and Dublin direct. We now have extensive coverage from Hong Kong, China, and numerous other Asian ports. A full list of origin ports can be found in our brochure, or by using our innovative online FREIGHTcalculator.

We have plans to further develop our import offering and to provide even more direct services – watch this space for details. To find out more about the services we offer, call our imports team today on 0845 077 4060 or email imports@cardinalmaritime.com.

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