PSL Freight was founded in 1984 as a result of a management buyout led by the Group’s Managing Director, John King. Initially operating as a niche forwarder, the company focused its activities mainly on the fashion markets of Italy and Portugal, supported by a 24 hour Customs Clearance operation in Dover.
As customer demand grew, the company extended its range of services throughout Europe and further afield via the acquisition of a small air freight forwarder based at Heathrow.
In 1990 SkanTrans-PSL was formed through a partnership involving its 4 agents in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Today SkanTrans-PSL remains one of the UK’s leading Scandinavian groupage specialists and is an integral part of the Group’s activity.
During the 90’s, PSL continued its programme of growth organically and via further acquisitions, adding additional offices and depots to its portfolio. A seafreight department was created to complement the airfreight client sector, and the construction of its purpose built terminal in Maldon was completed.
The group prides itself on excellence and innovation, gaining industry awards and recognition on the way. The PSL Group is a global forwarder well positioned to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.