January 23, 2020
Working as a freight forwarder means that no two days are the same. Here Scott Maskall, part of the Southern European Operations team at Morrison Freight, discusses some of the unusual projects he has been involved with.
No matter what department you work in, here at Morrison Freight, there is always a buzz in the office.
Last year was one of our busiest to date. During the first six months we saw a surge in new customers and the services we offered to our existing customers expanded, resulting in the recruitment of new staff. We also became an award-winning business.
We introduced a specialist freight service which led to us arranging the transport of dinosaur bones from the Natural History Museum in London to a museum in France.
It’s not every day you are tasked with transporting dinosaur bones, so this was a particularly interesting job to be involved in.
On 7 August 2019, Lee and Darren attended the launch of ‘Make Ship Happen’, a fundraising campaign to raise £1 million to build a full-size reconstruction of the 7th century Sutton Hoo ship. As this is a local project, Morrison Freight were keen to get involved and assist wherever we could.
As part of the first phase of the build, we were asked to provide a quote for the transportation of the first piece of oak. This was a 4 tonne piece of wood that needed to be transported from Berkshire to the Longshed in Woodbridge.
Later in the project there will be many more opportunities to help with the project, so we are hoping to be involved in these too.
In October we organised the transport of a yellow pizza van from Italy to London to feature at SicilyFEST, a Sicilian-themed food and drink festival which took place between 18 and 20 October 2019.
The bright-yellow van was a popular attraction at the event and it was used to make a range of Sicilian pizzas for guests to enjoy. We also arranged the shipment back to Italy from London after the event.
Then, to mark the end of a great year, we were contacted by the Samaritans to assist in transporting the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child 2019 to children in poor countries across the world.
Since its inception in 1990, the scheme has gifted a shoebox filled with gifts to more than 168 million children from 160 countries.
As a business, charity is very important to us, so to be given the opportunity to work on this project was a great honour for the team.
Do you have something obscure you need transporting across Europe? We would love to help. We offer daily road services to and from 25 countries in Europe, so contact us today for a quote.