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What do you call a man with a spade in his head?

  Doug.   I love a good joke – or a bad one too.   Working with people all around the world I get to hear some funny things. One of my favourite topics of light conversation is the weird and wonderful names I’ve come across after nearly 35 years of international mingling.   Some of my favourites include Melon, …

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Not everyone is as passionate about containers as I am.

  I know it’s a weird passion to have. But I love to see all the cool things people can do when you give them a container… In my previous blogs, I’ve talked about containers made into houses and people using them as garden offices too. But I recently came across a whole other use… Raves. With nightclubs and bars …

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The Suez Canal has been all over the press this week.

Evergreen cargo ship, Ever Given, ran aground nearly a week ago – blocking the canal and causing a tailback of 367 vessels.   More than $9 billion of trade passes through the Suez Canal each day – and a reroute adds an extra 4 weeks onto the journey and takes ships down through perilous and hostile waters.   It really …

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The Big Copper Con

I like to keep my eye on the headlines. Not because I’m a big fan of the media – I’m really not. But because most days there is one headline that really tickles me. In recent weeks my personal favourites have been… Government approves contraceptives for squirrels. Church Reverend pictured with crisps on each nipple in 4 day cocaine bender. …

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The Rule of Three

They say bad luck comes in 3s… Now, I’m not superstitious, but I have noticed that there seems to be some truth in this… Your car breaks down, you sprain your ankle and you smash your phone screen all in a week. But it’s not only bad luck that subscribes to the rule of three… A few weeks ago an …

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Don’t Show Grandma!

Abandoned cargo is a big issue in our industry. But did you know it’s not just cargo that gets abandoned? Whole ships can too! In recent weeks, a dozen ships have been abandoned thanks to the knock-on effect of Turkish police arresting shipping magnate Mübariz Mansimov Gurbano. And it’s not only the ships that are stuck out at sea – …

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Pirate Problems

Why are pirates called pirates? Because they “Arghhhhh!” I know. Terrible joke. I won’t give up the day job… But pirates are the topic for today. Did you know that 95% of the seafarers seized by pirates worldwide were hijacked in one single stretch of ocean? The Nigerian waters in the centre of the Gulf of Guinea, a vast expanse …

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Well, That Was Awkward…

I love to make life easy. A big part of what makes Millennium what it is today is our approach to customer service. We really do go above and beyond to make everything easy for our clients. From finding the best routes and negotiating rates to giving advice on everything freight. As part of our relocation service, we explain to …

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A Christian, A Muslim & A Jehovah’s Witness…

Us Brits have some weird quirks. Take apologising as an example. Here in the UK, if you accidentally bump into someone when you’re walking, you apologise profusely. Sounds normal right? But what if they bump into you? You still apologise profusely. Sorry, so sorry, excuse me… It doesn’t matter whose fault it was – it doesn’t even matter if they …

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