Welcome to Raven Express Logistics on the web. Here you can find information on our company, our staff and our facilities.
Raven Express Logistics is a strong and dependable business and you can be assured that your freight is in safe hands.
We operate across South and West Wales from Bristol to Pembroke and as far up as Aberystwyth. Due to our close relationship with Circle Express we have access to a truly nationwide distribution network available to us. We now visit West Wales on a daily basis and have the freight in Heathrow that evening.
ON THE MOVE
Raven Express working in agreement with Servisair Cargo and the airport management is the authorised operator of the CWL Transit Shed allowing freight to once again be carried on aircraft landing at Cardiff and reopening the possibility for freight charter flights to import and export from Cardiff. We have also been approved to Conduct REST at Cardiff so can now clear large machinery such as the recent export of 2 Hi Lo's.
“Raven Express plans to publicise the excellent facilities available for cargo aircraft here at Cardiff airport and expand on the current volumes of cargo at Cardiff” explains Raven Express manager Justin Stevenson.
“Cardiff is the ideal location for cargo arriving into the UK, and with Raven having 4 scheduled vehicles departing CWL on a nightly basis to London Heathrow and our partnership agreements with nationwide airfreight distribution companies we can get freight to many parts of the UK on a next day service. We are looking forward to a strengthening position here at Cardiff which should benefit the whole of the airport community.”
Raven Express is once again a company on the move - providing a comprehensive transport and distribution service for freight forwarders and airlines. Established in 1982 by John Stevenson, the company was set up to provide an efficient and reliable link between Cardiff International Airport and London Heathrow. As the industry has changed, Raven Express has also developed to ensure that the service too moves with the times. Now providing full Transit Shed facilities at Cardiff International Airport we can accept your freight directly at Cardiff or collect your freight from our partner airlines in LHR and deliver to you or your customers without the freight ever having to leave our care. This minimised the risks of damage in transit and gives you just one point of contact throughout its UK road journey. Together with our night truck times this gives us a significant competitive edge over our competitors and to you gives you the opportunity to have your consignments delivered to your customers the morning following arrival in the country. A valuable service that we know can not be provided by our competitors.
Our comprehensive vehicle fleet is managed by Chris Wood, who knows what the customer wants in terms of transport. Raven Express has the right vehicle for every job, whatever it might be fully equipped and ready to go. The Company's premises are spacious, secure and situated within Cardiff International Airport.
Company founder John Stevenson's son Justin now manages the operation and oversees the Transit Shed, long or short term storage and logistical sides of the business.
THE DRIVING FORCE
Raven Express has the right vehicle for the job. The company has invested in proven workhorses that are equipped to carry any cargo and to provide the driving force behind the business. Our impressive fleet comprises of three Artics, one 18 tonner with tail lift, two 7.5 tonners and two Sprinter vans. Some of our trailers are fitted with Air Ride Roller Beds allowing consignments to be loaded and unloaded quickly and easily, still inside the aircraft cargo bins. Our curtain sided trucks and high top vans complete the range of capable vehicles available for collection and onward distribution of your important freight. Our vehicles are now famous for their distinctive livery and mention Raven Express to anybody in the Industry and they will often make reference to the "Black trucks with the white writing". An image we are certainly proud of. Our fleet now comprises mainly of Mercedes Benz vehicles about which we are equally proud. All of our vehicles are fully dealer serviced and maintained in line with industry standards. You can see more on our vehicle suppliers at Cardiff - Silurian Scania and also at Cardiff – Euro Commercials. All our drivers a fully trained to Aviation security level D and are familiar with the procedures for transporting a variety of cargos. We believe that our fleet of vehicles provides the capacity and flexibility to ensure speed, efficiency and security.
We aim to deliver outstanding service and value by following our core values
- Efficient and well maintained vehicles.
- Fully supported and motivated staff.
- Clear pricing and accurate invoicing.
- 100% compliance with regulations
Raven Express is DfT regulated agent number UK/RA/00753-01/0714.
All business of the Company is transacted under the Standard Trading Conditions of the British International Freight Association (BIFA STC) that restrict or exclude the Company’s liability a current edition of which is available upon request.
Whatever you freight needs we are sure we can find an efficient solution whilst maintaining high standards of service.