About Freight Transport Limited
The family run business you can rely on!
Freight Transport Limited began in 1988 when the founders recognised an opportunity for a specialist transport company in wine collections and logistics from Europe to the UK.
Mike Battye and Andy Bearryman worked for Freight Clearance Limited in the Portsmouth port office. With Andy's background in transport and Mike's in customs clearance and forwarding they were a perfect match to evolve this idea. They proposed the new company to Jim Kearns, the then owner of FCL, who agreed to be a part of the plan and from there the FTL story began!
The first tiny warehouse was opened boasting 2000 square feet and located in the Railway Triangle Industrial Estate off the M27 in Portsmouth, within easy reach of the Continental Ferry port. Over the last 30 years the company has grown organically, and whilst still situated in the Railway Triangle we now have over 30000 square feet of warehousing and 45 of our own vehicles.
Having enjoyed a successful and enjoyable business relationship, both Jim and Andy have retired in the last 10 years. The company is now a family run business with Mike's children coming to work within the business after their education had finished. Adam, who joined the team 15 years ago, came to FTL straight from college recently rising to the position of the Operations Director. Gemma first gained a degree at the University of Surrey and then joined the business 5 years ago, she now fulfils the role of Administration Director.
We believe that working as a family only adds to the strength of Freight Transport as the business means to much to us all.
The FTL way ...
At Freight Transport we pride ourselves on our "all FTL" approach meaning you will be dealing with us directly at every turn. We will take you from the placing of an order all the way through the logistics process, any customs paperwork needed right through to delivery.
Over the years we have learned the importance of reliability and security, meaning we now have a seamless approach to transport leaving nothing down to chance. An approach that we believe can only be achieved when having full control over each step of the logistics process.
As an AEO accredited operator we know for a fact our security standards are higher than you will encounter anywhere else meaning we can be trusted at every turn with your cargo, no matter the value!