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How to Stay Strong in Uncertain Times

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last two years, you’ll know that the UK is leaving the European Union. (Well apparently but personally I am not so sure !!) So whether you’re an optimistic Brexiter or a stout Remainer, it doesn’t really matter. If Brexit is coming, it will change things. The problem is, no one seems …

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The Art of Staying Focused

After a long, hot summer and with Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to talk about focus. As a business owner, there is no one telling you what to do and when to do it. There is no one holding you accountable or kicking your ass when you miss a deadline. A lot …

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The Curse Of The Well-Travelled

As you probably know my work can take me all around the world. Meeting customers, suppliers, partners and the like. Making new connections and building relationships with everyone we work with, is a huge part of what makes Millennium what it is. Over the last 12 months alone I’ve been to Asia, Europe, Malaysia and more. I love exploring the …

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50 Years Since Containers Changed The World – What’s Next?

When the first shipping container was invented in 1956, by American trucker, Malcolm Mc Lean, it took a little while for the concept to get fully adopted. It wasn’t until the late 60s they really started to gain some traction, but even then, many considered it to be too risky an investment because “it would never catch on”. Fast forward …

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Chadd’s Going To Amsterdam…

Amsterdam is famous for its red-light district and “Coffee Shops”. So, you might be wondering why I’m publicising my trip there? Well I hate to disappoint but I’m not that kind of party animal. I’m not heading to Amsterdam to party this month, I’m going for something much more exciting instead! This year’s Atlas and Alfa Logistics Network Annual Conference. …

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DO You REALLY Love What You Do?

This year was a big year for my family. My youngest daughter completed her exams and finished school. So earlier this summer we decided to make the most of being able to travel during the school term and took an early family holiday. We booked 2 weeks in Lanzarote, in a lovely resort by the sea. It had great restaurants, …

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Where Did All The Containers Go?

Last year I wrote a blog post about the number of containers lost each year. A shocking estimated 10,000 containers go missing each year! But where do they go? Well, it’s hard to say because many of them are never found again. But we do know that a large proportion of them end up on the ocean floor. In June …

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Millennium Makes A Big Move

The last few years have been a rollercoaster ride here at Millennium. The shipping industry has seen more challenges and shake ups than ever before, from restructures in the alliances, to hurricanes and other natural disasters. But despite these challenges, Millennium have gone from strength to strength, continuing to provide an excellent service our customers and growing steadily. This last …

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The Power Of Rumours…

Reputation matters, no matter what industry you’re in. But for shipping companies especially, reputation for reliability and stability is really important. So it’s understandable that K Line were outraged to hear that a rival shipping company had sent emails to their customers advising them to “cancel bookings on K Line vessels and rebook with another carrier due to a possible …

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