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It’s Not Pink, It’s Magenta

As a proud Brummie, I always get a bit excited when I can boast about my home town. Last month I attended Multi Modal 2019. It you’re not familiar with it, Multimodal is a trade show for everything freight. It’s a little bit different to some of the other shows I go to, because this one isn’t just shipping, but …

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The Freight Forwarders of Tomorrow

Most of you know that my freight career started with a job at Scan Dutch. But you probably don’t know how I ended up there? Back in 1987, I was part of the Youth Training Scheme. A government-run programme designed to take school leavers and get them into the workplace. They taught me how to do all the basics that …

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Happy Birthday! 23 Years Old Today Soon…

I love the last week of May. There is so much to celebrate. Not only do we get ANOTHER Bank Holiday Monday, but it’s also my birthday, followed by Millennium’s birthday too real soon ! We’ve been in business for 23 years and wow what a journey those years have been. I was a normal kid and wanted to be …

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Have You Ever Flown From The World’s Busiest Airports?

If you’ve ever flown from Stansted on an early morning flight then you’ll know that chaos that busy airports can bring for travellers. But is it the same for cargo? Thankfully not. While sea freight is still the most popular way to move cargo, airports are king when it comes to moving goods fast. A few weeks ago I shared …

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The Drones Are Coming…

I thought the idea of drone delivery was dead. It’s been nearly 5 years since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Prime Air and his plans to make drone delivery a reality. The goal was to make it possible to deliver a selection of products in 30 minutes or less. Using drones to carry the cargo from local Amazon fulfilment centres …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness: $2.41 Trillion…

Did you know that more than around 90% of the world trade is carried out by the international shipping industry? I don’t know about you, but I think that is pretty nuts! Despite the many technological advances over the last 50 years, cargo shipping still remains the most popular way to move goods throughout the world. It may not be …

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One Of The Many Perks Of The Job…

Last week I had the privilege of being invited to go to Birmingham Airport for a “behind the scenes” tour of Qatar Airways. It’s quite exciting times for Birmingham Airport. Over the last few years they have made some massive progress. They now operate two flights a day to Dubai with Emirates on their A380 Airbus, the super jumbo double …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness: Thinking Outside Of The Box

The other day I was on the phone and the signal was terrible. Breaking up and cutting out every few sentences. After a few failed attempts, the lady I was speaking to told me to hold on… There was some shuffling, a click and a thud… then the signal was perfectly clear. She explained that the office she was working …

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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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