Wyvern CargoTimeline


30th March 2021

Founder and Chairman, John Probert, sadly passed away on 18 February 2021. He was our guiding light since starting the business in 1975 and he was always a forceful, generous and invaluable presence. Wyvern Cargo was his passion and he moulded it in his own image to be the best it could be. Rest in peace John

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27th January 2021

Wyvern Cargo recognised at two award ceremonies. Logistics Leaders Network Logistics Leadership Freight Leader Award and Palletforce New Member of the Year Award

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7th February 2020

AA grade BRC accreditation achieved at both Poole and Bournemouth Airport warehouses for the first time.

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7th February 2019

Wyvern Cargo joins the Palletforce Network to deliver pallets, ending a long and successful association with Fortec.

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7th February 2018

60,000 sq ft warehouse opened at Bournemouth Airport with A grade BRC accreditation obtained. Learn more about warehousing with Wyvern Cargo.

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7th February 2017

BRC accreditation achieved in 3,000 pallet Poole warehouse and Poole Express acquired by FedEx UK as part of its UK ownership strategy.

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7th February 2016

Warehouse Management System implemented for the first time to allow pallets to be scanned to individual racking locations.

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7th February 2015

Wyvern Cargo celebrates 40th anniversary at Beaulieu Motor Museum as Poole Express operation moved to Nuffield Industrial Estate to increase capacity.

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7th February 2013

Midland Distribution Centre moved to a new site Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and new Wyvern Easyfast document storage facility opened adjacent to Tower Park site.

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7th February 2010

Three new Double Deck trailers purchased to cater for expanding network operations after Wyvern Cargo joins Partnerlink network.

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1st January 2008

Poole Express Limited is established by Wyvern Cargo to focus on the expanding parcels business and Wyvern Cargo implements a new Transport Management System from Mandata to improve operations and customer experience. Learn more about express parcels.

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1st January 2007

ANC Express is acquired by FedEx International and rebranded as FedEx UK with Wyvern Cargo as it’s service partner for Dorset and West Hampshire.

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1st January 2006

Launch of Wyvern Easyfast document archiving service.

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1st January 2003

Wyvern Cargo moves into its new, state-of-the-art Poole headquarters and the Wyvern logo and vehicle livery are redesigned.

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6th December 2002

3.5 acres of land acquired at Tower Park to consolidate pallet and parcel operations onto one site

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6th December 2001

Wyvern Cargo joins the Fortec Pallet distribution network to service next day pallet deliveries all over the UK.

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6th December 2000

25th anniversary celebrated with a party for clients, staff and friends on HMS Warrior, Portsmouth.

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6th December 1999

Midland Distribution Centre established on 3.5 acre site in Rushden, Northamptonshire.

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1st January 1993

Wyvern Cargo acquires a second site in Poole to cater for significant growth of the haulage division and achieves ISO9001 accreditation.

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6th December 1983

Dorset Star Warehouse becomes Wyvern Cargo Ltd as haulage division grows.

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6th December 1981

Dorset Star Warehouse secures the ANC Express parcels franchise for Dorset and West Hampshire.

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6th December 1980

Haulage operation starts in earnest as Dorset Star Warehouse operates its first vehicle.

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6th December 1976

Dorset Star Warehouse moves to 20,000 sq ft warehouse in Cranbrook Road, Poole.

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6th December 1975

Dorset Star Warehouse established to provide industrial warehousing and freight forwarding services in Poole.

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