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If these last 12 months have taught us anything, it’s the importance of flexibility in business.

Whatever industry you’re in, the chances are that you’ve had to change your ways, navigate new challenges and push through some crazy-hard obstacles. But that’s just part of being in business. In freight, we’re no stranger to unexpected challenges. From typhoons and hurricanes to freak lightning that makes craters in the runway. Every year brings us some unexpected obstacles to …

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We’ve a big problem here in the UK

A shortage of garden gnomes. As a knock-on effect of the lockdowns and blockage of the Suez Canal, garden centres all over the UK are struggling to source our bearded little buddies at a rate that matches demand. There’s just not enough gnomes to go around. Now, I’m no gardener – you heard what happened last time I tried to …

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Not everyone is as passionate about containers as I am.

  I know it’s a weird passion to have. But I love to see all the cool things people can do when you give them a container… In my previous blogs, I’ve talked about containers made into houses and people using them as garden offices too. But I recently came across a whole other use… Raves. With nightclubs and bars …

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The Suez Canal has been all over the press this week.

Evergreen cargo ship, Ever Given, ran aground nearly a week ago – blocking the canal and causing a tailback of 367 vessels.   More than $9 billion of trade passes through the Suez Canal each day – and a reroute adds an extra 4 weeks onto the journey and takes ships down through perilous and hostile waters.   It really …

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Don’t Show Grandma!

Abandoned cargo is a big issue in our industry. But did you know it’s not just cargo that gets abandoned? Whole ships can too! In recent weeks, a dozen ships have been abandoned thanks to the knock-on effect of Turkish police arresting shipping magnate Mübariz Mansimov Gurbano. And it’s not only the ships that are stuck out at sea – …

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Pirate Problems

Why are pirates called pirates? Because they “Arghhhhh!” I know. Terrible joke. I won’t give up the day job… But pirates are the topic for today. Did you know that 95% of the seafarers seized by pirates worldwide were hijacked in one single stretch of ocean? The Nigerian waters in the centre of the Gulf of Guinea, a vast expanse …

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Well, That Was Awkward…

I love to make life easy. A big part of what makes Millennium what it is today is our approach to customer service. We really do go above and beyond to make everything easy for our clients. From finding the best routes and negotiating rates to giving advice on everything freight. As part of our relocation service, we explain to …

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Madness In Myanmar

Myanmar has never really been a place of democratic peace. From military regimes that ruled with an iron fist for decades to accusations of genocide, Myanmar (previously known as Burma) has a bit of a bad reputation. Here in the UK, we’ve handled that in an very British way… Ask an average Brit where Myanmar is and they’ll look at …

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It’s Just One Biscuit…

I’ve been on a diet for the last 20 years. Every Monday I start afresh convinced that this will be the week. By Wednesday I’m faltering and by Thursday I’ve ordered takeout and I’m telling myself “I’ll start again on Monday” Now, call me crazy… but I’m starting to think this strategy isn’t working too well! As the famous quote …

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