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Cargo Craziness: Even The Somali Pirates Gave Me Soap & Toothpaste…

A couple of months ago, journalist Michael Scott Moore went viral on Twitter. If you don’t know, Michael was kidnapped and held hostage by Somali pirates for 977 days back in 2012. His reply to Trump Official, Sarah Fabian’s claim that detained children don’t need soap, toothbrushes, or beds to be ‘safe and sanitary’ while in Border Patrol custody, totally …

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0-60 in 20 Seconds…

When I was a kid I loved watching movies and Back to The Future was a strong favourite of mine. Not only did it have a wicked storyline, likeable characters and a bit of humour. But as a 13 year old boy, I felt sure that it was an accurate prediction of what the world would be in 2015. Fast …

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Who Is Steering The Boat?

# Boris. Probably the word that has trended the most this week on social media. Love him or hate him, it seems he is here to stay. Now, I’m not a huge Boris fan myself, Or any politician at all come to think of it, but I’m glad we’ve got someone with a bit of drive behind the wheel. He …

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Don’t Hate Me…

As you’re reading this, I’m on the beach in Lanzarote. The weather is hot, the food is good and the drinks are flowing. What better way to spend some R&R time with the family? But this isn’t just another “beach brag” post, I promise. Working in freight is a hard slog. It’s long hours, high pressure and because of the …

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It’s Not Pink, It’s Magenta

As a proud Brummie, I always get a bit excited when I can boast about my home town. Last month I attended Multi Modal 2019. It you’re not familiar with it, Multimodal is a trade show for everything freight. It’s a little bit different to some of the other shows I go to, because this one isn’t just shipping, but …

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Patience is a virtue

Sometimes new business comes from the most surprising places. Last month we got asked to quote for a job for a company based locally in my hometown of Birmingham. Now, if you’re from Birmingham and are a proud Brummy like me you’ll have heard of them. But for those of you that haven’t, it’s a large wholesale shop, a bit …

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Another Tick Off The Bucket List…

Last week I had the opportunity to combine two of my great loves. Networking and football. I’m a member of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, so I often go to meetings and networking events organised by them. And as you know, I am a HUGE footie fan. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out where their next …

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The Freight Forwarders of Tomorrow

Most of you know that my freight career started with a job at Scan Dutch. But you probably don’t know how I ended up there? Back in 1987, I was part of the Youth Training Scheme. A government-run programme designed to take school leavers and get them into the workplace. They taught me how to do all the basics that …

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Happy Birthday! 23 Years Old Today Soon…

I love the last week of May. There is so much to celebrate. Not only do we get ANOTHER Bank Holiday Monday, but it’s also my birthday, followed by Millennium’s birthday too real soon ! We’ve been in business for 23 years and wow what a journey those years have been. I was a normal kid and wanted to be …

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