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Like a Kid in a Sweet Shop

I love a good trip to Poundland. If you don’t know, Poundland is kind of a discount surplus store. They sell everything from toothbrushes and deodorant to fancy dress and dog treats, all for £1. But I don’t go for the cosmetics. Every 3 or 4 months I make a quick trip to stock up my sweet supplies for my …

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Update: How Coronavirus Will Impact Your Freight

Coronavirus has been an absolute nightmare, not only for the millions of Chinese people who have been locked up in their homes but for the businesses that are on shutdown too. In response to the disease, the Chinese Government closed down factories, ceased shipments and locked down the ports in a bid to help stop the disease spreading. It’s like …

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What does freight and football have in common?

If you know me, you’ll know that I love what I do. There’s not many people that can say they’re genuinely in love with freight. But I can. Aside from my family, there’s only one thing I love more than freight. Football. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered that freight and football are coming together to create …

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A Punch In The Gut…

I hate rejection. That punch in the gut feeling when someone tells you ‘no’ they don’t want what you’re offering. I really, truly hate it. But despite that, I still put myself out there, approaching new prospects and trying to build connections every single day. Why? Because I truly believe in the value that we bring to our customers. I …

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That Was Close…

You hear about scams on the internet all the time. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like it will never happen to me? Well, this time it nearly did. Last week we sent an invoice out to a regular customer of ours. Just a standard invoice covering his customs, duty etc. We sent it from my usual …

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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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Fancy a Beer On Me?

It’s my favourite time of year again. Nope, not Halloween. Not Bonfire Night. And definitely not Christmas! Although I do love them all… It’s time for the Atlas & Alfa Logistics Network annual conference. Why do I love it so much? That’s easy. Not only do I get to go to some exotic places, this year Angkor Wat in Cambodia, …

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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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0-60 in 20 Seconds…

When I was a kid I loved watching movies and Back to The Future was a strong favourite of mine. Not only did it have a wicked storyline, likeable characters and a bit of humour. But as a 13 year old boy, I felt sure that it was an accurate prediction of what the world would be in 2015. Fast …

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