With just over a month to the start of the America’s Cup hosted in Bermuda, it’s time to get this party started.
But what is the best tipple?
For me in Bermuda, it has to be a Dark ‘N’ Stormy, a classic Bermudian cocktail made with Bermuda’s own Gosling’s Black Seal rum. I couldn’t say how many I have had, but most of us have had nights like that. Maybe it was on a night like that when the good folks of Bermuda, a small island in the Mid-Atlantic nearly 700 miles from its nearest neighbour, decided to bid for the biggest prize in yacht racing the America’s Cup.
Now the dream is a reality with visitors arriving from around the globe.
It has been a huge logistics effort. Forgetting the yachts for a while, Bermuda has been importing huge amounts of products from around the world to satisfy the crowds that are flocking to the island. Whether it is merchandise to sell to the public or food and drink Bermuda has been importing it.
If you are thinking of shipping anything to Bermuda for the America’s Cup by air, give yourself plenty of time. The air freight rates will increase as Flight BA2233 from the UK will not have much spare cargo capacity, that will be filled with baggage for the increased number passengers. Don’t expect too much space from the US or Canada either, that will soon fill up.
If you are shipping by sea freight to Bermuda the last sailing that will comfortably get there in time will depart Liverpool around 29th April. We have been increasing the number of LCL groupage containers we send filled food, water and various alcoholic beverages.
So whatever your tipple, chances are we were involved in shipping it.