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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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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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