History

Charles Kendall Freight was established in 1954, and developed from the procurement and trading activities of the original Charles Kendall, itself formed in 1946.

  • Current freight forwarding company was established in 1954 under the Carryfull Freight brand.

  • The Vairon group was acquired in the mid 1960s.

 

  • Major senior management changes led to organic growth and further acquisitions.

  • 1982 - We combined our various transportation businesses together to form Charles Kendall Freight.
  • 1987 - Birmingham office opened. 

  • 1990 - Bournemouth Office opened.
  • 1991 - Dubai and Bahrain offices opened.
  • 1994 - We bought our site at Heathrow (Feltham).
  • 1998 - Charles Kendall Freight becomes a founding member of the WCA (World Cargo Alliance).
  • 1999 - Peter Sunderland becomes MD and Directors Gordon Mitchell and Ian Jenkins join.
  • 1999 - Oman Freight Corporation launched.

 

  • 2000 - Opening of new offices in China starting with Hong Kong (2000)
  • 2001 - Shanghai office opened.
  • 2006 - India office opened in Bangalore and now relocated to Mumbai.
  • 2009 - CH Field General Trading company launched in Jebel Ali

  • 2010 - February - AEO Status awarded.

1964 Carryfull brand was forerunner

Part of the historic CK fleet

The old style livery

One of the loading team