Heritage

3rd May 1993

John Scott and his wife Linda Scott commenced trading as sole trader – John Scott T/A JST Services.

Two vehicles operating an overnight trunking service Ayrshire Scotland to Heathrow Airport.

Customer Scottish Express International.

1994

John Scott purchased four vehicles from his father’s business and commenced timber haulage operations.

1998

Expansion in both Timber haulage and SEI trunk service.

Haulage fleet increased in size to 12 vehicles.

New timber production facilities come onstream in Ayrshire with investments from Egger and UPM

1999

Addition of 3 long reach timber loaders for loading & discharging ships.

Start of grant funded TimberLink service (Government backed initiative to reduce number of timber lorries on road), forges a working relationship with ABP ports

2002

First ‘In forest’ low ground pressure vehicle built and put into service.

2002

Neil Wallace joined the company in the Transport office.

2003

Commissioning of first Liebherr / Doll mobile port handling machine.

Start of ongoing relationship with Liebherr and crane procurement programme.

Acquisition of Adam Wilson & Sons timber haulage business and contracts.

2004

04/10/2004 Tom Ferguson Joined as accountant. Acquired AW Woods haulage business.

5 vehicles added to fleet.

2005

Shipping Division commenced with a full time charter on the MV Red Duchess.

Timber shipping service launched running west coast Scotland to Ireland.

2007

JST (Floating Piers) Ltd Incorporated.

Assembly of first of two mobile floating piers and put to work in 2 remote sites in Highlands and Islands.

2013

Floating pier site developed on Mull at Pennyghael

2015

Timber shipped from Coast Ports to Genk in Belgium.

Workflow ended as currencies fluctuated

2017

01/03/2017 Neil Stoddart introduced as General manager.

Floating pier operational at flagship Ardcastle site.

Ongoing expansion of Haulage division.

2018

Port Handling division both expanding and diversifing into fixed Port assets, as well as mobile solutions

Haulage division growing in line with increased demand for Scottish timber.

Irish Sea shipping and integrated with floating pier operations remain productive.

Special projects delivered, with barging and quarry applications becoming operational.