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Shipping Container Fires – Is Your Cargo At Risk?

It seems that every year at least one cargo ship fire makes the headlines. This year we didn’t have to wait long! On 3rd January the Hapag-Lloyd vessel “Yantian Express” caught fire. The 320m long ship, built in 2002, was on it’s route from Colombo to Halifax through the Suez Canal, when a fire broke out in a container on …

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Have You Fallen Off The Wagon Too?

We’re more than 3 weeks in to January. The festive season is far behind us and it’s business as usual. So, I’m going to ask the question. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? I know. Cruel question. The chances are you’ve already fallen off the wagon with at least one, if not all of them. But don’t beat yourself …

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The Power Of Habit

Today is the day that many of us put our Christmas jumpers away and drag ourselves bleary-eyed back into the office. It’s a new year, time for a fresh start and a whole 52 weeks of opportunities lie ahead of you. But are you feeling energised and excited? Or deflated and disappointed? If you didn’t achieve what you hoped in …

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Christmas is only around the corner

  How time flies, another year nearly gone and the countdown for Christmas begins.  I thought I would share with you some of the memories I have from the year…….. Do you remember when the NHS cancelled all non-urgent treatments from mid-January until the end of the month, reports had emerged of patients facing long waits for treatment and being …

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Blink & You’ll Miss It…

There’s no denying it. Christmas is just around the corner. The streets are illuminated with fairy lights, the shops are filled with the sound of Mariah Carey and Michael Buble, and my newsfeed is packed with photos of elves doing unspeakable things. But where did the rest of the year go? It seems like only last month we were whinging …

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Could China’s New Record-Breaking Bridge Change The World?

The world is changing. There’s no denying that. From smartphones to Alexa, technology is now integrated into every aspect of our lives and more is on the way. But it’s not only technology that can change the world. The President of China, President Xi Jinping, recently raised the curtain on a multi-billion dollar project to build a bridge between Hong …

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Why I Went To Amsterdam To Make Some “Special Friends”

Ok, it’s not what you think! I’ve just returned from my trip to Amsterdam to attend the Atlas Global Logistics Network Conference. Each year this conference brings people together from all around the world. We spend 3 full days together, networking, learning and having fun. But before you think I’ve been off on a jolly, let me explain. Business is …

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What Is Your Company’s Best Kept Secret?

If I asked you what Millennium do, what would you say? My guess is that you’d say we’re sea freight experts who do container shipments. And you wouldn’t be wrong. But that’s not the whole picture. Did you know that we also move a huge amount of cargo through Europe by road? Are you aware that we provide air freight …

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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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