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Oops! I’m So Sorry…

Merry Christmas! I’m only kidding… It seems our CRM has been having a little mid-life crisis this month and has sent out our Merry Christmas email 4 times now. It’s like we got the Millennium Bug but a decade too late! So if you’ve had a lot of Merry Christmases from me, I’m very sorry. I assure you the issue …

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Shutting Up Shop?

It’s my favourite time of year. Nope, not Christmas. Football season. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time then you’ll know that I’m a huge footie fan and an avid Aston Villa supporter. I’ve got a season ticket. I go to as many games as I can. So as everyone gets excited about Christmas, I’m getting excited about …

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You Can’t Sweep This Under The Rug…

One of the hot topics, if you’ll excuse the pun, is global warming. Over recent years we’ve seen more droughts, increased wildfires, animals falling into extinction and extreme weather all around the globe. Ice caps are melting, and as a result, the sea levels are rising. While the validity of most aspects of global warming fall under debate, global mean …

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The Noodle/Car Matrix…

We all know that noodles are important in China. But did you know that the government use the volume of instant noodle sales to measure how well the economy is doing? They use something I like to call “the noodle/car matrix” (not to be confused with the crazy/hot matrix on YouTube) to estimate whether the economy is growing or shrinking. …

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Another one bites the dust…

It’s only a couple of months since Thomas Cook went bust leaving 21,000 people without a job. But it seems that they’re not the only high street name that’s going under. This last week we said goodbye to huge mother and baby brand, Mothercare, followed by their competitor Mamas and Papas just a few days later! While it’s sad to …

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Cargo Craziness: Shark Fin Soup?

After trying to help our friend relocate his rats a couple of weeks ago, it got me thinking. Surely live rats aren’t the weirdest thing anyone has ever tried to ship? So I had a little Google and lo and behold, I was right! The internet is awash with tales of weird and wonderful (and slightly terrifying!) things that have …

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Making “Newt” Friends…

Last week I made my way to Cambodia, for the Atlas & Alfa Logistics Conferences. I went with a plan to see some old friends and make some new ones… But I made one friend that I wasn’t expecting! As I boarded the small prop plane that was to take me from Bangkok to Cambodia, I got a little surprise. …

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No Laughing Matter…

I was hoping after three years of uncertainty, that this week I’d be finally able to answer some questions about how Brexit will affect the freight industry. But it seems that the “Hokey Cokey” mess that we’ve been caught in for the last few years is still ongoing, with no solid answers in sight. The country has been divided, with …

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Crying Over Spilt Milk…

We all know accidents happen. You’ve seen the oil spills on the news and the mammoth clean up that goes on afterwards. But while oil spills are no laughing matter, there are some other crazy cargo spillages that are little more humorous. Rubber Ducky Disaster In 1992 more than 29,000 rubber ducks fell out of their container ship in the …

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