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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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The Rule of Three

They say bad luck comes in 3s… Now, I’m not superstitious, but I have noticed that there seems to be some truth in this… Your car breaks down, you sprain your ankle and you smash your phone screen all in a week. But it’s not only bad luck that subscribes to the rule of three… A few weeks ago an …

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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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A Christian, A Muslim & A Jehovah’s Witness…

Us Brits have some weird quirks. Take apologising as an example. Here in the UK, if you accidentally bump into someone when you’re walking, you apologise profusely. Sounds normal right? But what if they bump into you? You still apologise profusely. Sorry, so sorry, excuse me… It doesn’t matter whose fault it was – it doesn’t even matter if they …

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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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Well, where to begin.

It’s my last email of 2020 and as a tradition, I like to do a little round-up of all that’s happened over the last 12 months! Well, where to begin. There’s no denying that 2020 is a year like no other – for the freight industry and individuals all around the world! For the first time in over a century …

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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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