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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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The Noodle/Car Matrix…

We all know that noodles are important in China. But did you know that the government use the volume of instant noodle sales to measure how well the economy is doing? They use something I like to call “the noodle/car matrix” (not to be confused with the crazy/hot matrix on YouTube) to estimate whether the economy is growing or shrinking. …

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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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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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Just Launch It Mate…

I was chatting to a friend the other day. She was telling me about her latest delivery drama. One of her services is to provide white LED starlit dance floors for weddings. But the power pack for the floor had broken and they had just a few days before their next event. So she ordered a replacement, paying extra for …

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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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