I really do not know what I am going to encounter any day of the week when I walk into the office.
Recently, for instance, we were asked to ship some equipment out to Madagascar. ‘What is it for?’ I asked innocently.
‘It is equipment to help save a rare breed of endangered duck’, came the reply.
I expect you know all there is to know about Madagascan Pochards. You don’t? Then let me enlighten you.
It is an extremely rare diving duck, so rare in fact that it was actually thought to be extinct in the 1990s. However, a handful of survivors were found at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar in 2006. By 2017 the population had risen to around 90 and they were successfully reintroduced into the wild in 2018.
What you see in this video is us packing up some equipment which will help the conservation of the ducks. As ever, it was far from straightforward and the first thing we had to decide upon was the best route to Madagascar. We eventually plumped for a service via Sri Lanka which was deemed both the quickest and the most reliable.
You’ll see from the video that we managed to get two Land Rovers into the crate as well as much useful equipment, including special aviary panels for the ducks.
All in a day’s work here at Gloucester Freight. And they say we’re quackers!