History

  • Camels on a Syrian roadside in 1976

    Camels on a Syrian roadside in 1976

    A Redcliffe Roadways overland truck passing local camel transport in Syria

  • Temperature controlled shipment moving by seafreight in 1980

    Temperature controlled shipment moving by seafreight in 1980

    Loading frozen food onto Sudan Shipping Line vessel to Sudan

  • A Redcliffe Roadways truck in 1982

    A Redcliffe Roadways truck in 1982

    Refrigerated container en route to Tilbury Docks for shipment to the Arabian Gulf

  • Textile machinery in 1985 en route from Dar Es Salaam to Blantyre

    Textile machinery in 1985 en route from Dar Es Salaam to Blantyre

    Respite at Lake Malawi for personnel carrier accompanying the truck convoy

Located in Nottinghamshire in England, Redcliffe has always been privately owned and since early 2008 the company has been part of the Charles Kendall Group.

1970s

Redcliffe was formed in 1974 as Redcliffe Roadways Limited, specialising in overland trailer movements (both refrigerated and general cargoes) to the Middle East and grew to be the largest UK operator in the region. In the late 1970s the reefer trucks were sold and the company invested in refrigerated containers, operating as a carrier to all Middle East ports. In 1977, the freight forwarding division was formed to develop sea and airfreight business worldwide.

1980s

In the early 1980s the company developed into a worldwide freight forwarder, specialising particularly in the handling of defence equipment, project cargoes, and long term contracts.

1990s

Redcliffe continued to grow and develop and the 1990s saw several new specialist staff  joining the company to strengthen it’s leading position in the niche explosive and military markets.

2000s

Redcliffe joins the Charles Kendall Group in 2008 and undertakes significant developments to the company infrastructure and a major expansion to the vehicle fleet.

2010s

Acquisition of 2 explosive storage sites.