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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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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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Up In Flames…

Less than one month into the new year and we’ve already seen the first container fire of 2020. Now, I’ve written about container fires before, and for good reason! More than 10,000 containers a year go up in flames costing the industry around $500,000,000. That’s quite a chunk of change. Now, the sad thing is this particular fire could have …

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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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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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Cargo Craziness: Even The Somali Pirates Gave Me Soap & Toothpaste…

A couple of months ago, journalist Michael Scott Moore went viral on Twitter. If you don’t know, Michael was kidnapped and held hostage by Somali pirates for 977 days back in 2012. His reply to Trump Official, Sarah Fabian’s claim that detained children don’t need soap, toothbrushes, or beds to be ‘safe and sanitary’ while in Border Patrol custody, totally …

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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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