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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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Chadd’s Going To Amsterdam…

Amsterdam is famous for its red-light district and “Coffee Shops”. So, you might be wondering why I’m publicising my trip there? Well I hate to disappoint but I’m not that kind of party animal. I’m not heading to Amsterdam to party this month, I’m going for something much more exciting instead! This year’s Atlas and Alfa Logistics Network Annual Conference. …

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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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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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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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I Can’t Believe It’s Almost Over…

Well it seems like I just blinked, Halloween turned into Christmas and all of a sudden, we’re nearing the end of yet another year. So as 2017 comes to an end and we hang up our mistletoe and don our Christmas jumpers, it’s a great time to reflect, give thanks and get clear on what we want 2018 to bring. …

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Failure Is What Makes Success So Much Sweeter

A few weeks ago my daughter, Keeley, took her driving test. She’s been having lessons for a little while and was super keen to get out on the road. I mean, what 17 year old doesn’t dream of the freedom of their own car? I have to say, I’m looking forward to it too – No more being Taxi-Dad! So …

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