Our Roots.

A Brief Company History.

Express Trailers’ roots go as far back as the 1930’s. The Vella brothers, who up to very recently led the company, recall their grandfather George who was a port worker, clearing cargo from customs and delivering that cargo to his clients using a horse-driven cart. When business started picking up, he bought a Ford truck which his son Emmanuel started driving. When the Second World War was over, he started buying vehicles being sold by the army to be able to start building his transport business. Eventually, his eight sons started helping out and gradually built the business to what it is today.

Since those early years, the company has gone to become a major player offering services that range from Cargo Carriers, Container & Transport Operators, Customs Brokers/Agents, Freight Forwarders and Groupage Bond Operators to Haulage, Hoisting Services & Equipment, Insurance intermediary services, Logistics Storage & Warehousing, Lifting Equipment, Shipping Agents, Truck loading, Air Freight Services, Pick & Pack Services and Trailer Operations.

Express Trailers is today not only recognized as the leading transport and logistics company in Malta but is also acknowledged as one of its stronger economic players.

Express Trailers operates with leading international partners throughout Europe and the Far East with a modern fleet of fully monitored, temperature-controlled and GDP-compliant vehicles, meeting all customer requirements in terms of regulation, security, quality and handling, especially for the Life Science and Pharmaceutical industries. Our drivers are trained and ADR certified to also carry hazardous cargo from any point in Europe.

Other services include car transportation, industrial relocation services, personal effects handling, Third Party Logistics (3PL), managed warehousing and the online platform ShipLowCost.com for customers and businesses buying or selling online.