Earlier this month I had an enquiry about delivering in excess of 20 x 40ft containers filled with water irrigation systems, water butts and tanks.
Now, this might not seem unusual. Afterall, we deliver all kinds of cargo from noodle sauce to Rolls Royce jet engines all the time.
But this one was a little different.
It wasn’t the cargo that was unusual, but instead the destination. They wanted the cargo delivering to a town called Idlib, an Al-Qaeda controlled area in the north of Syria.
Yes, that’s right, a terrorist-controlled area in an active war zone.
The delivery was on behalf of a French based charity organization who have been working around the clock to help the people stranded in this war-torn area and provide them with the means to access clean, fresh water.
Now, I probably don’t have to explain to you that delivering to a war zone is no easy business. We had hoops to jump through, government agencies to consult and truck drivers to convince!
Because the area is a terrorist-controlled area, the government are not keen to allow any supplies in, unless the shipment is planned for after the war is definitely over, and reconstruction has started.
As you can see, it’s not an easy job!
But we took it on anyway. You see, here at Millennium Cargo when we say we deliver all around the world, we really mean it! No country is too far or too tricky.
Sure, it will be a complicated job, but somebody has to do it and I am honored to have the opportunity to be involved with getting help to those who need it.
Afterall, sometimes our own good fortune is just luck of the draw…