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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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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know…

Almost everyone has a horror story to tell. When people find out what I do, they tend to share their terrible tales of importing. Some have happy endings, others not so much. I was chatting to a friend of mine on the phone recently and she dropped into the conversation that she had once imported a white LED dance floor …

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Have You Ever Flown From The World’s Busiest Airports?

If you’ve ever flown from Stansted on an early morning flight then you’ll know that chaos that busy airports can bring for travellers. But is it the same for cargo? Thankfully not. While sea freight is still the most popular way to move cargo, airports are king when it comes to moving goods fast. A few weeks ago I shared …

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The Drones Are Coming…

I thought the idea of drone delivery was dead. It’s been nearly 5 years since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Prime Air and his plans to make drone delivery a reality. The goal was to make it possible to deliver a selection of products in 30 minutes or less. Using drones to carry the cargo from local Amazon fulfilment centres …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness: $2.41 Trillion…

Did you know that more than around 90% of the world trade is carried out by the international shipping industry? I don’t know about you, but I think that is pretty nuts! Despite the many technological advances over the last 50 years, cargo shipping still remains the most popular way to move goods throughout the world. It may not be …

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Speeding Fines For Freight Ships?

The youth today seem to be split into two firm categories. The screen-zombies who spend the majority of their time on their phones and Xboxes, obsessed with reaching the next game level or getting more likes on Instagram. And the switched on, inspired kids who have used the internet to educate themselves and are passionate about shaping the world they …

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One Of The Many Perks Of The Job…

Last week I had the privilege of being invited to go to Birmingham Airport for a “behind the scenes” tour of Qatar Airways. It’s quite exciting times for Birmingham Airport. Over the last few years they have made some massive progress. They now operate two flights a day to Dubai with Emirates on their A380 Airbus, the super jumbo double …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness: Thinking Outside Of The Box

The other day I was on the phone and the signal was terrible. Breaking up and cutting out every few sentences. After a few failed attempts, the lady I was speaking to told me to hold on… There was some shuffling, a click and a thud… then the signal was perfectly clear. She explained that the office she was working …

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