Well it seems like I just blinked, Halloween turned into Christmas and all of a sudden, we’re nearing the end of yet another year.
So as 2017 comes to an end and we hang up our mistletoe and don our Christmas jumpers, it’s a great time to reflect, give thanks and get clear on what we want 2018 to bring.
The shipping industry has had to a lot to contend with in 2017. It’s been a rollercoaster ride as always.
From the major cyber-attack that nearly took down MAERSK to the some of the worst hurricanes on record. We’ve battled killer snails, alien ants and seen our way through one of the biggest major alliance shake ups to ever happen in the industry. (Watch this space as there’s more shake ups to come in 2018!).
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Some pretty cool stuff has happened too. Early in the year we saw the first freight train to travel all the way from China to the UK. The world’s largest container ship launched…then another one superseded it shortly after!
Millennium has had a cracking year too. Mainly ups, with a few downs I am happy to put behind me. Like nearly getting kidnapped in China!
We’ve been ISO and IIP re-accredited, we’ve had a little facelift with a new website and social media presence. We’ve been to Hollywood, spent some time learning from big business celebs and we’ve even celebrated our 21st birthday.
There’s been some challenges along the way, as with all business, but I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made and the service we’ve provided over the last 12 months.
But I couldn’t have done it alone.
Without my staff, both old and new, who continually pull out all the stops to make Millennium great, we wouldn’t be where we are now. I’m eternally grateful for the amazing team I have, and I think it’s important to recognize the excellent job they do here.
I’d also like to thank my copywriters, designers, printers, mentors, coaches, finance guys and everyone else who pitches in to help make Millennium tick and keep me moving forward.
And of course, saving the best until last – My suppliers and customers. Without you there would be no Millennium Cargo. So, thank you for your continued custom and support. I look forward to serving you through 2018 and beyond.
Have a great Christmas folks and I’ll see you on the other side!