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How can I get some positive help to export


That moment of inspiration

UK Export Finance, Government help for exporters, UK Export Finance products and services.......gosh! To the layman, or the uninitiated in government jargon, the will to live may have expired long before the answer to the question is found.

 

I am sure the well-meaning civil servants in the Treasury are very good at their jobs, but their ability to impart concise information in readily available format does seem at odds with the recent messages sent out by the Chancellor and his Business Secretaries regarding Export Finance Assistance, for ...


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Evolution: From Road Freight Pioneers to International Freight Forwarders 1963 to 2014


Astran delivering in the difficult territoriesIt’s not easy to paraphrase the evolution of a company like Astran. For over 50 years Astran Cargo has been involved with transporting all manner of commodities by road from Europe to the "difficult” territories of the Middle East, Iraq, Turkey and until recently, Iran.

Perhaps not so widely appreciated are the other supporting services that have been developed over the years. The experience and expertise that has been cultivated moving all types of cargo during wars, political upheaval, volcanic eruptions and most of all, rapid change, is ...

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Beware of container-shaped icebergs in Bay of Biscay!



The ship was en route to Sri Lanka and is reported to have lost a "significant” number of containers overboard.  More recent reports say as many as 50 could be missing. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident. The statistics for "lost” containers worldwide would, if available, make sobering reading.

You may be wondering where this blog is going. Well, let me tell you, as an experienced amateur sailor, news such as this makes shivers go up my spine. It is no ...

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Africa is not a Country


To group Africa as a whole, is a common misconception, Africa is made up of many countries in the same way as any continent in the World. Where it can get complicated is that within many African countries the structure of the country is made of many tribes and beliefs which too many in the Western World may seem difficult to understand.

Against this background are other factors of poverty, Education and pressures of the modern world. The wealth of many African Countries has historically been their ...


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