Thursday again and its 19th of April. Soon it will be May 1....and a very special day for the workers of the world.
When I think of "workers" what comes to mind are workers in the coal mines of the world not really office workers but then again we are all workers in one way or another no matter where our "office" is located or what "suit" we are wearing.
I shall be heading over to Finland today a country that really faced the horrors of the 2nd world war more than any other of the Scandinavian countries and has the longest border with Russia in the EU. Russia bashing has become popular in the western media recently, it almost seems like we in the EU need an outside enemy in order to avoid confronting the problems we have in our own backyard.
How many of the journalists giving their comments have actually been to Russia? I lived in China for 18 years and sometimes I had to refute or explain the most strange misconceptions about China to some of my friends who were slaves of the mainstream media.
I run through newspapers from around the world daily in order to try and get a balanced view and I try to travel a fair bit to actually see.
Speaking to the taxi drivers (when they are not moaning about their business) is always a good thing to do, getting the latest from where you just arrived.
Today's newsletter includes an interview with a US-based project freight forwarder handling very special and sensitive cargoes. Then speak to another versatile project freight forwarder in the World's most populous Muslim country, Indonesia, which is growing at a fast rate businesswise.
We follow with a reminder of advertising options, a bit of shipping news and sector news for the active sales person to go after.
Wishing you a good read and until next week...
Yours sincerely, Bo H. Drewsen