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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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Have You Ever Tried To Move A Jet Engine?

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty excited about anything to do with big transport vehicles. Whether it’s boats, trucks, planes or even trains, I just love seeing what men can build and how it changes and shapes the world. Making everywhere and everything in it so much more accessible. So you can understand why I found this …

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How Is Millennium Cargo Preparing For Brexit?

With Brexit just a month away, I thought it was time to let our clients know what we’re doing to prepare for the big change. The honest answer is, it’s kind of hard to prepare for something, when you don’t know what it is you’re supposed to prepare for! Until there is an agreement in place, or a No-Deal Brexit …

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The Curse Of The Well-Travelled

As you probably know my work can take me all around the world. Meeting customers, suppliers, partners and the like. Making new connections and building relationships with everyone we work with, is a huge part of what makes Millennium what it is. Over the last 12 months alone I’ve been to Asia, Europe, Malaysia and more. I love exploring the …

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50 Years Since Containers Changed The World – What’s Next?

When the first shipping container was invented in 1956, by American trucker, Malcolm Mc Lean, it took a little while for the concept to get fully adopted. It wasn’t until the late 60s they really started to gain some traction, but even then, many considered it to be too risky an investment because “it would never catch on”. Fast forward …

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Chadd’s Going To Amsterdam…

Amsterdam is famous for its red-light district and “Coffee Shops”. So, you might be wondering why I’m publicising my trip there? Well I hate to disappoint but I’m not that kind of party animal. I’m not heading to Amsterdam to party this month, I’m going for something much more exciting instead! This year’s Atlas and Alfa Logistics Network Annual Conference. …

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