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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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Behind the Scenes

Chadd Goes Behind The Scenes At Birmingham Airport When I was a kid, I loved anything that you could drive, fly or float. That love has stayed with me as I’ve grown up and every now and then I get to check something of my list of “Cool things I’d like to do”. This month I was lucky enough to …

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Are We Really Doing A Good Enough Job?

One of the Millennium team, Ali, is always getting huge compliments from our customers. They email and phone him, telling him what a great job he’s done, how he’s gone above and beyond and just how 100% happy they are with the service he’s provided. I’m hugely grateful to have Ali on my team. He’s one of those superstars you …

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Did Chadd REALLY Complete the Dry January Challenge?

If you know me, you’ll know that I love three things: To challenge myself to go outside of my comfort zone. Raising money for charity. And beer. This month I decided to combine all three together and partake in the famous “Dry January” that everyone bangs on about on Facebook. How hard can it be right? I set myself a …

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Are You Telling Your Customers the Whole Story?

I was driving around in my car before Christmas, listening to a new station for me which was Radio 2. I was listening to an interview with Adam Clayton, the bass guitarist for super group U2. They were talking about how back in the 80/90s listeners and music fans used to buy an album or LP and not just a …

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A Taste Of What’s To Come…

With Christmas over and new year just beginning I always think it’s the perfect time to reflect, give thanks and get some clarity on what we want the next 12 months to bring. The shipping industry has had to a lot to contend with in 2017. It’s been a rollercoaster ride as always. From the major cyber-attack that nearly took …

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