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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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Fancy a Beer On Me?

It’s my favourite time of year again. Nope, not Halloween. Not Bonfire Night. And definitely not Christmas! Although I do love them all… It’s time for the Atlas & Alfa Logistics Network annual conference. Why do I love it so much? That’s easy. Not only do I get to go to some exotic places, this year Angkor Wat in Cambodia, …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness – A Strange Request…

Working in freight we do get some odd requests. A few weeks ago we were contacted by a guy with an unusual problem. He was moving from the UK to Mexico and he needed some help… with shipping his pet rats! While many airlines will carry cats, dogs and even birds, it seems that they won’t take our furry rodent …

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Just Launch It Mate…

I was chatting to a friend the other day. She was telling me about her latest delivery drama. One of her services is to provide white LED starlit dance floors for weddings. But the power pack for the floor had broken and they had just a few days before their next event. So she ordered a replacement, paying extra for …

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The Best Idea In The World

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about the first freight train to run from China all the way to the UK. As a freight forwarder, it was a pretty exciting concept. We already run sea freight, air freight and road freight. We’re always keen to offer our clients the best, so adding a rail service to …

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Grateful.

Just last week the stores all over Florida were packed with people stocking up their cupboards in response to a hurricane warning. Food, water, loo roll… all the essentials you might need. More than a million people have been evacuated and the rest have battened down the hatches in preparation for the storm. As I write this, Hurricane Dorian, the …

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The End Of The Freight Industry…

Can you imagine a world without freight? A world without cargo ships, trucks and containers? It could happen… A couple of days ago I came across an article that caught my attention. It was a blog post from back in 2014, talking about NASA’s testing of “print on demand”. The theory was pretty simple. They designed a wrench, had the …

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I’ve got a confession to make

Chadd’s Chatter I’ve got a confession to make. I’m going on holiday again. I know I only just returned, but we had such a wonderful time in Lanzarote that we decided to make the most of it and head back for another couple week’s. The kids are growing up fast and I intend to make the most of the little …

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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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