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
Loading frozen food onto Sudan Shipping Line vessel to Sudan
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Redcliffe joins the Charles Kendall Group in 2008 and undertakes significant developments to the company infrastructure and a major expansion to the vehicle fleet.
Acquisition of 2 explosive storage sites.