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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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Cargo Craziness: Shark Fin Soup?

After trying to help our friend relocate his rats a couple of weeks ago, it got me thinking. Surely live rats aren’t the weirdest thing anyone has ever tried to ship? So I had a little Google and lo and behold, I was right! The internet is awash with tales of weird and wonderful (and slightly terrifying!) things that have …

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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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Who Is Steering The Boat?

# Boris. Probably the word that has trended the most this week on social media. Love him or hate him, it seems he is here to stay. Now, I’m not a huge Boris fan myself, Or any politician at all come to think of it, but I’m glad we’ve got someone with a bit of drive behind the wheel. He …

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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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You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know…

Almost everyone has a horror story to tell. When people find out what I do, they tend to share their terrible tales of importing. Some have happy endings, others not so much. I was chatting to a friend of mine on the phone recently and she dropped into the conversation that she had once imported a white LED dance floor …

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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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