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Did You Hear What They’re Saying About You?

As you know, I travel a lot. My job takes me to all four corners of the globe. From Amsterdam to Beijing, Doha to the USA. I love this part of my job. But those of you who travel will know it can take it’s toll. Over the last 25 years I’ve discovered that there are three key things I …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness – Going Behind Enemy Lines

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 …

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How Is Millennium Cargo Preparing For Brexit?

With Brexit just a month away, I thought it was time to let our clients know what we’re doing to prepare for the big change. The honest answer is, it’s kind of hard to prepare for something, when you don’t know what it is you’re supposed to prepare for! Until there is an agreement in place, or a No-Deal Brexit …

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better

I’ve just returned from an eye-opening trip to Doha in Qatar. Not your usual holiday destination, but I wasn’t there for a jolly. As you know I am passionate about building relationships with suppliers and other forwarders all around the world. It’s these personal relationships that help me to hand pick who we work with end ensure that your cargo …

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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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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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The Curse Of The Well-Travelled

As you probably know my work can take me all around the world. Meeting customers, suppliers, partners and the like. Making new connections and building relationships with everyone we work with, is a huge part of what makes Millennium what it is. Over the last 12 months alone I’ve been to Asia, Europe, Malaysia and more. I love exploring the …

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50 Years Since Containers Changed The World – What’s Next?

When the first shipping container was invented in 1956, by American trucker, Malcolm Mc Lean, it took a little while for the concept to get fully adopted. It wasn’t until the late 60s they really started to gain some traction, but even then, many considered it to be too risky an investment because “it would never catch on”. Fast forward …

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