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The Armitt Group

The Armitt group of companies commenced trading in 1950 when Frank Armitt & Son Limited was formed. The Group initially provided shipbroking, chartering and shipping agent services across Merseyside but has grown over the years to become one of the most successful and trusted logistics providers across the North West and Nationwide.

Our shipping and logistics service operates out of the ports of Liverpool and Hull. We primarily operate at Garston Port in Liverpool where we have our own terminal and 280,000 square feet of storage facilities. However we can offer our customers a tailor-made shipping & logistics service from any UK port where we successfully manage the entire shipping and supply chain process. We also have many years of experience in providing a specialised, ‘Just in Time’ logistics service to the automotive industry.

In addition we have for many years been a global supplier of marine fuel and lubricants with an extensive knowledge of the UK and Irish markets.

Shipping and logistics can be a very complex process, but through Armitt’s extensive knowledge, network and experience we can take away much of that complexity, delivering tangible benefits to our customers. Our employees constantly strive towards finding new and innovative solutions and offer our customers an exceptionally high level of customer service.

As a group we specialise in steel, metals, bulk chemicals, aggregates and minerals. However, we also have extensive experience across a wide range of other products. Going forward we are continually looking at diversifying our product range. We are also looking to expand our freight forwarding division.

Our target customers are any companies looking to improve their supply chains.

Our services include:-
• Chartering & Shipbroking
• Vessel Agency
• Stevedoring
• Warehousing and logistics
• Freight forwarding
• Marine fuel trading
• Automotive logistics

We provide everything you would expect from a shipping and logistics company, but here at The Armitt Group we like to think we provide you with a whole lot more!!!



Royal HaskoningDHV is a global engineering and project design consultancy with 6500 staff working in 150 companies, but we’ve been something of a sleeping giant in Liverpool. We’re proud to be sponsors of Mersey Maritime. It enables us to be fully engaged in the cluster, with a place at the table and positioned as first choice company for new business opportunities within our areas of expertise.
Jamie Gray, Associate Director, Royal HaskoningDHV
As a fledgling business with big aspirations for success, joining Mersey Maritime has been absolutely the right move for us. It’s meant we haven’t had to start from scratch, knocking on doors and trying to get access to the right people. Through Mersey Maritime, we’ve attended business events like Face-2-Face and have already been able to meet everyone who’s anyone in this region. It’s the best investment we have made this year!
John Bean, Managing Director, Geo Data Systems
As a founding member, Hill Dickinson is proud to support Mersey Maritime. Mersey Maritime creates and facilitates business opportunities for both its members and the wider maritime and business communities through regular networking events, lobbying and industry awards while addressing the skills gap in the maritime sector by integrating local academic resources with businesses to ensure focused training and development. Mersey Maritime has achieved so much since its inception in 2003 and continues to strive with members to ensure Merseyside’s place as the leading maritime hub.
Colin Lavelle, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson LLP
I come out of Mersey Maritime’s meetings with a bit of a buzz. Lots of people with the same energy and we can see what’s ahead and we want to be ready for it, be a part of it.
Tom Coyle, Managing Director, DT Engineering Limited
Back in 2008, the average age profile of the workforce at Cammell Laird was 47; so we recognised the need to address a potential skills gap up ahead. As a result of close collaboration with Mersey Maritime we‘ve committed to a long-term training programme that has seen our apprentice numbers rise from zero to more than 100. It’s put us in a much stronger position. We’re in better shape to plan for growth, we’re fulfilling a commitment to provide jobs for young people in this region and we’re revitalising the way we run our business.
John Syvret, CEO, Cammell Laird Group
Mersey Maritime provides excellent networking opportunities, allowing people to meet people, and they do exceptionally well on training and skills. My only criticism is that companies want more!
James Douglas, ContainerPort
Mersey Maritime is doing so much for the community and its succession planning for business is vitally important. It’s great to see Liverpool coming back as a global player – all power to your elbow!
Simon Reynish, Chairman, CILT North West
Mersey Maritime has brought the community together tremendously well.
Colin Kershaw, Brookes Bell
Mersey Maritime is unique, there’s nothing else like it!
Phil James, Weightmans LLP


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