It is Thursday the 23rd of August and time for Project Cargo Weekly. Above all it's almost the weekend for many.
A wise man once said if you are in debt you are not free. Debt can be many things, it can be money or it can be debt to others in non-monetary terms, like the feeling that someone did something for you and you never "paid them back" in kind. I think we have all had such experiences in life - we have helped people who may/may not deserve it and once you have finished helping you are then suddenly forgotten. That is indeed a sad experience and many people regrettably forget that they were once helped.
As the saying goes "the water tastes good but who dug the well?" Perhaps everyone can reflect once in a while if we really are as clever as we believe we are or did we get help along the way and did we appreciate it?
Getting back to the world of debts which are mainly financial take a look at this link, a scary read predicting a debt doomsday, there is no doubt that debts on this level simply cannot be sustained.
Using and throwing out and always buying new simply cannot continue, not if we wish to protect the world and hand it over to the next generation. Food for thought indeed. Let us hope that our politicians before focusing on their own pensions and retirement do deal with the matters they were voted-in to deal with!
Businesswise this week takes us to a few interesting countries that are not always in the news. We first visit Georgia which besides being a state in the US by name also is a separate and proud country with a long history, excellent wines and scenery by the Black Sea. A project freight forwarder there tells us more about his country. Then we go to Senegal which is famous for, among others thing, the Paris to Dakar rally, but there is more to the country than just a rally. We finally end up in Central Europe where the country of Slovakia is in focus where we speak to a newly established local freight forwarder.
Take note of our shipping profile of the week too, we speak to a truly experienced expat who left Denmark many years ago and is now retired (well almost) in Taiwan - he certainly has a story to tell that you may find invigorating.
We finalise our newsletter with the usual wise-words etc. and we remind you again to approach the undersigned if you wish to place a banner ad with us reaching some 57,000 individuals around the world.
Until next week, I remain,
Yours sincerely, Bo H. Drewsen