Welcome to Pentland Logistics new company website!

Some of you will be aware that we have been working hard over the last few months to produce a fresh, new website to support our business as we expand and grow.

We have been very keen to produce a site that will be helpful to our customers (both existing and new) and which will not only look good but will contain useful information about the range of services that we provide. Where possible, we have tried to include photos and articles showing previous experiences – which we hope will be of interest.

We are really pleased with the result of the effort together with Mark (Mark Eslick Graphics) and believe this has achieved all of our aims and will result in a real step forward for our business.

We would though, be really interested to hear from you and what you think!

Please do contact us via any of the usual methods and let us know your views on the new site and perhaps discuss “what Pentland Logistics can do for you”?



December 2017 – Dakar Challenge

For our latest charity event, Pentland Logistics and many other companies are supporting my mad son Adam and his equally mad friend Teddy (A & T) in taking part in the 2017 Banjul Challenge in “Squirtle” a 1992 Saxon Fire Engine!!

Along with participants from all over Europe in their own chosen vehicles, they will meet at the start line in southern Spain on 30th December 2017, where the challenge commences.

From there the route will take them south through Morocco, The Sahara and Mauretania before entering Senegal and the final destination of Banjul, The Gambia.

In previous years, vehicles have been auctioned in a public sale to locals in Banjul and the monies raised divided up and shared with local charities and good causes.

This year, A & T had the wonderful idea that they could donate “Squirtle” to the Gambian national Fire Department, where it would be placed in service providing fire, rescue and outreach resources to both the local town and the more remote villages!

In addition, with the huge storage capacity of the engine, they are busy collecting generous offers of Clothes, Blankets, Educational Aids, Toys (footballs, frisbee’s and cricket equipment) all to be donated to outreach posts, orphanages and villages in the remote regions of The Gambia.

We know that they will be delighted to receive further donations and sponsorship, so if you are interested in helping please contact them at:-

atadventuresuk@outlook.com or


July 2017

Pentland won the contract to relocate all the machinery, hardware and materials from a UK manufacturing company to the South of France.

This involved the purchasing of 4 off 40’ HC containers and placing on site for loading over a period of several months.

PLL arranged specialist Block/bracing because of the need to secure many extremely odd shaped pieces of equipment.

On final completion, a 55 ton all terrain crane was contracted to lift the containers onto the trailers.

An operation that with the expertise of the crane personnel and experienced lorry drivers went without a hitch.

Although the cargo was all non-hazardous several items fell under the UK Home Office Section 5 Act and so Approved, licensed hauliers were required for the road haulage.

All containers had a safe passage to their destination in France, where a crane was on site ready to lift off the containers in their new storage facility.

PLL staff arrived on site to open the containers and carry out a full inspection to ensure all the cargo arrived without any damage for the final contract to be signed off as completed.

October 2017 MPL Conference in Sri Lanka

As members of the MarcoPoloLine Group (MPL), we attended the annual conference taking place this year in Negombo, Sri Lanka during 23-25th October 2017.

Whilst a beautiful location on the beachside in Negombo, we held 2 full days of “one to one” meetings with our friends and colleagues from around the world, who are all part of the MPL family!

Of course, we did find a little time to venture out to the wonderful elephant orphanage at Pinnawala and watch them bathing down at the river………

……..and then later for feeding time!

July 2017 Hi-Lites Charity Summer Ball

What a wonderful evening everyone had supporting our friends Alison and Chris and the team from Hi-lites Hair and Beauty Studio in Southsea, at their Charity Summer Ball.

With a table of friends and family enjoying dinner and a show and taking part in a charity auction, raffle and other events over £7500 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support. A really fantastic achievement and we are already looking forward to next year’s event!!

September 2016

Pentland Logistics (PLL) were contracted to arrange on a “door to door” basis, the movement of an “Out of Gauge” (OOG) aircraft training fuselage from the UK to the USA.

Due to a number of construction problems the shipping date was delayed several times, therefore when the project was completed we had to react quickly to help our client meet their delivery deadline.

PLL staff oversaw the loading of the fuselage onto the low loader at the shipper’s premises making sure all was in order for its journey to the port.

We subsequently witnessed the loading and securing of the cargo onto the FR container by the stevedores to satisfy our customer that no damage occurred during the loading process. Below deck stowage was also arranged on the vessel to prevent damage to the fragile structure during transit.

Due to the tight time schedule PLL arranged with the shipping line for our US hauliers to be given priority loading when the vessel arrived in Port Everglades, Florida. Our customer had also sent a team of engineers to meet the fuselage on arrival and accompany to the final destination in Orlando.

Much to our customers delight, the consignment arrived safely, without any damage and within the contract delivery schedule!

Disposal of Smokeless powder – January 2015

Contracted by our customer in January 2015 to arrange for the collection and disposal of over 10 tonnes of UN0161, Powder, Smokeless – Hazard Class 1.3C.

21 Pallets were loaded by our specialist haulier and transported to an authorised disposal site. The pallets contained a total of 705 drums each holding 30lb (see picture) with a Total Gross Weight of 10,575kg and Total NEQ Weight of 9,614kg.

Working with our specialist partners, the drums were successfully and environmentally disposed of over a 3-week period.