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Like a Kid in a Sweet Shop

I love a good trip to Poundland. If you don’t know, Poundland is kind of a discount surplus store. They sell everything from toothbrushes and deodorant to fancy dress and dog treats, all for £1. But I don’t go for the cosmetics. Every 3 or 4 months I make a quick trip to stock up my sweet supplies for my …

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Update: How Coronavirus Will Impact Your Freight

Coronavirus has been an absolute nightmare, not only for the millions of Chinese people who have been locked up in their homes but for the businesses that are on shutdown too. In response to the disease, the Chinese Government closed down factories, ceased shipments and locked down the ports in a bid to help stop the disease spreading. It’s like …

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What does freight and football have in common?

If you know me, you’ll know that I love what I do. There’s not many people that can say they’re genuinely in love with freight. But I can. Aside from my family, there’s only one thing I love more than freight. Football. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered that freight and football are coming together to create …

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A Punch In The Gut…

I hate rejection. That punch in the gut feeling when someone tells you ‘no’ they don’t want what you’re offering. I really, truly hate it. But despite that, I still put myself out there, approaching new prospects and trying to build connections every single day. Why? Because I truly believe in the value that we bring to our customers. I …

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That Was Close…

You hear about scams on the internet all the time. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like it will never happen to me? Well, this time it nearly did. Last week we sent an invoice out to a regular customer of ours. Just a standard invoice covering his customs, duty etc. We sent it from my usual …

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Up In Flames…

Less than one month into the new year and we’ve already seen the first container fire of 2020. Now, I’ve written about container fires before, and for good reason! More than 10,000 containers a year go up in flames costing the industry around $500,000,000. That’s quite a chunk of change. Now, the sad thing is this particular fire could have …

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Can You Get It Cheaper?

I get it. You’ve got a business to run and a bottom line to protect. But cheap isn’t always better. In fact, sometimes cheap ends up costing you more. Like my friend Jeff. Now, Jeff is an old client of mine. He’s used Millennium to move his cargo for years. But a few months ago he got suckered into an …

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A Dog’s For Life… But What About A Catfish?

We’ve all seen the “A dog’s for life, not just for Christmas” ads. And quite rightly so, if you’re going to get yourself a puppy you’d better be prepared to love and care for it for the next 10-20 years. But did you know that around Christmastime there’s a similar problem with fish? Apparently, well-meaning family members have been buying …

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Shutting Up Shop?

It’s my favourite time of year. Nope, not Christmas. Football season. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time then you’ll know that I’m a huge footie fan and an avid Aston Villa supporter. I’ve got a season ticket. I go to as many games as I can. So as everyone gets excited about Christmas, I’m getting excited about …

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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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