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You Can’t Sweep This Under The Rug…

One of the hot topics, if you’ll excuse the pun, is global warming. Over recent years we’ve seen more droughts, increased wildfires, animals falling into extinction and extreme weather all around the globe. Ice caps are melting, and as a result, the sea levels are rising. While the validity of most aspects of global warming fall under debate, global mean …

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Another one bites the dust…

It’s only a couple of months since Thomas Cook went bust leaving 21,000 people without a job. But it seems that they’re not the only high street name that’s going under. This last week we said goodbye to huge mother and baby brand, Mothercare, followed by their competitor Mamas and Papas just a few days later! While it’s sad to …

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Making “Newt” Friends…

Last week I made my way to Cambodia, for the Atlas & Alfa Logistics Conferences. I went with a plan to see some old friends and make some new ones… But I made one friend that I wasn’t expecting! As I boarded the small prop plane that was to take me from Bangkok to Cambodia, I got a little surprise. …

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No Laughing Matter…

I was hoping after three years of uncertainty, that this week I’d be finally able to answer some questions about how Brexit will affect the freight industry. But it seems that the “Hokey Cokey” mess that we’ve been caught in for the last few years is still ongoing, with no solid answers in sight. The country has been divided, with …

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Crying Over Spilt Milk…

We all know accidents happen. You’ve seen the oil spills on the news and the mammoth clean up that goes on afterwards. But while oil spills are no laughing matter, there are some other crazy cargo spillages that are little more humorous. Rubber Ducky Disaster In 1992 more than 29,000 rubber ducks fell out of their container ship in the …

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Fancy a Beer On Me?

It’s my favourite time of year again. Nope, not Halloween. Not Bonfire Night. And definitely not Christmas! Although I do love them all… It’s time for the Atlas & Alfa Logistics Network annual conference. Why do I love it so much? That’s easy. Not only do I get to go to some exotic places, this year Angkor Wat in Cambodia, …

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Cargo, Containers & Craziness – A Strange Request…

Working in freight we do get some odd requests. A few weeks ago we were contacted by a guy with an unusual problem. He was moving from the UK to Mexico and he needed some help… with shipping his pet rats! While many airlines will carry cats, dogs and even birds, it seems that they won’t take our furry rodent …

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The Best Idea In The World

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about the first freight train to run from China all the way to the UK. As a freight forwarder, it was a pretty exciting concept. We already run sea freight, air freight and road freight. We’re always keen to offer our clients the best, so adding a rail service to …

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Grateful.

Just last week the stores all over Florida were packed with people stocking up their cupboards in response to a hurricane warning. Food, water, loo roll… all the essentials you might need. More than a million people have been evacuated and the rest have battened down the hatches in preparation for the storm. As I write this, Hurricane Dorian, the …

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