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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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Patience is a virtue

Sometimes new business comes from the most surprising places. Last month we got asked to quote for a job for a company based locally in my hometown of Birmingham. Now, if you’re from Birmingham and are a proud Brummy like me you’ll have heard of them. But for those of you that haven’t, it’s a large wholesale shop, a bit …

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Another Tick Off The Bucket List…

Last week I had the opportunity to combine two of my great loves. Networking and football. I’m a member of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, so I often go to meetings and networking events organised by them. And as you know, I am a HUGE footie fan. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out where their next …

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The Drones Are Coming…

I thought the idea of drone delivery was dead. It’s been nearly 5 years since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced Prime Air and his plans to make drone delivery a reality. The goal was to make it possible to deliver a selection of products in 30 minutes or less. Using drones to carry the cargo from local Amazon fulfilment centres …

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