Tracey recently opened the new Astran Worldwide Shipping Division in New Hythe Lane, Larkfield. During her visit Tracey cut the cake alongside Astran’s Managing Director Kevin Letham and was let loose at the controls of a forklift!
Astran Cargo Services was established almost 50 years ago and pioneered overland transport from the UK to the Middle East, a 10,000 mile round trip that was to become a phenomenon in the haulage industry. In 1978 the BBC made a documentary featuring Astran’s drivers, recording their journeys through mountains of Iran and deserts of Saudi Arabia.
Tracey says: “It’s fantastic news that Astran have opened a new worldwide shipping division here in Larkfield. Astran Cargo Services is a wonderful addition to the local economy which will bring employment opportunities for residents.”
Kevin Letham says: “We’ve been well known for our Middle East trucking services for decades, but in reality we have been servicing many other destinations by air, sea and truck for a number of years. Launching this exciting new division under the Astran Worldwide Shipping brand will draw these global capabilities together.”