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If these last 12 months have taught us anything, it’s the importance of flexibility in business.

Whatever industry you’re in, the chances are that you’ve had to change your ways, navigate new challenges and push through some crazy-hard obstacles. But that’s just part of being in business. In freight, we’re no stranger to unexpected challenges. From typhoons and hurricanes to freak lightning that makes craters in the runway. Every year brings us some unexpected obstacles to …

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We’ve a big problem here in the UK

A shortage of garden gnomes. As a knock-on effect of the lockdowns and blockage of the Suez Canal, garden centres all over the UK are struggling to source our bearded little buddies at a rate that matches demand. There’s just not enough gnomes to go around. Now, I’m no gardener – you heard what happened last time I tried to …

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The Suez Canal has been all over the press this week.

Evergreen cargo ship, Ever Given, ran aground nearly a week ago – blocking the canal and causing a tailback of 367 vessels.   More than $9 billion of trade passes through the Suez Canal each day – and a reroute adds an extra 4 weeks onto the journey and takes ships down through perilous and hostile waters.   It really …

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The Big Copper Con

I like to keep my eye on the headlines. Not because I’m a big fan of the media – I’m really not. But because most days there is one headline that really tickles me. In recent weeks my personal favourites have been… Government approves contraceptives for squirrels. Church Reverend pictured with crisps on each nipple in 4 day cocaine bender. …

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Pirate Problems

Why are pirates called pirates? Because they “Arghhhhh!” I know. Terrible joke. I won’t give up the day job… But pirates are the topic for today. Did you know that 95% of the seafarers seized by pirates worldwide were hijacked in one single stretch of ocean? The Nigerian waters in the centre of the Gulf of Guinea, a vast expanse …

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Well, That Was Awkward…

I love to make life easy. A big part of what makes Millennium what it is today is our approach to customer service. We really do go above and beyond to make everything easy for our clients. From finding the best routes and negotiating rates to giving advice on everything freight. As part of our relocation service, we explain to …

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A Christian, A Muslim & A Jehovah’s Witness…

Us Brits have some weird quirks. Take apologising as an example. Here in the UK, if you accidentally bump into someone when you’re walking, you apologise profusely. Sounds normal right? But what if they bump into you? You still apologise profusely. Sorry, so sorry, excuse me… It doesn’t matter whose fault it was – it doesn’t even matter if they …

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Madness In Myanmar

Myanmar has never really been a place of democratic peace. From military regimes that ruled with an iron fist for decades to accusations of genocide, Myanmar (previously known as Burma) has a bit of a bad reputation. Here in the UK, we’ve handled that in an very British way… Ask an average Brit where Myanmar is and they’ll look at …

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Books Are BANNED

I’m a big Amazon fan. Even before the lockdown, I loved the fact that I could hop online – order pretty much anything I wanted – and have it arrive at my door the very next day. But did you know that you can’t just buy things on Amazon, you can sell your old things to Amazon as well? I’m …

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It’s Just One Biscuit…

I’ve been on a diet for the last 20 years. Every Monday I start afresh convinced that this will be the week. By Wednesday I’m faltering and by Thursday I’ve ordered takeout and I’m telling myself “I’ll start again on Monday” Now, call me crazy… but I’m starting to think this strategy isn’t working too well! As the famous quote …

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