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What do you call a man with a spade in his head?

  Doug.   I love a good joke – or a bad one too.   Working with people all around the world I get to hear some funny things. One of my favourite topics of light conversation is the weird and wonderful names I’ve come across after nearly 35 years of international mingling.   Some of my favourites include Melon, …

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Drugs & Dirty Money

  This last year my weekly emails have been a bit of a lifesaver. You see, like most of you, I’ve spent a huge chunk of the last 12 months cooped up in my house with the family. Now, I love my wife and kids – but sometimes I just need a little bit of space and some human interaction …

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A Christmas Like No Other…

Just a few days to go until the big day. The tree is still up. The Christmas lights are twinkling. The presents are wrapped and the fridge filled with mince pies, Christmas pud and a healthy selection of beverages. But I know for many, this year won’t be like all the others. If you’re one of the millions who have …

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My Birthday Wish…

I don’t like to blow my own trumpet – but today is my birthday! 29 again! Only kidding… this year I reach level 49 and I’m truly thankful for every birthday I get to celebrate. But this birthday is a little different. Thanks to lockdown there’s no pub, no parties and no big celebration. Just me, my family and a …

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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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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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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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Christmas is only around the corner

  How time flies, another year nearly gone and the countdown for Christmas begins.  I thought I would share with you some of the memories I have from the year…….. Do you remember when the NHS cancelled all non-urgent treatments from mid-January until the end of the month, reports had emerged of patients facing long waits for treatment and being …

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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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