In early November all the Uk chocolate manufactures were busy making Easter eggs for export to various parts of the world.
In the North East region based in Leeds we had several companies Rowntree MacKintosh( nestles) of York, Thorntons,of Riply and a small company in Skipton whose name I have forgotten the other was Terry’s of York.
This story is about a booking of Easter eggs for Brisbane from Terry’s that was being shipped in our winter period to arrive at the height of summer in Aus.
By some quirk or other this container a 20 reefer was booked onto the charter vessel Visurguis which had no port hole refrigeration or clip on units.
It went to port without mechanical refrigeration but needed some cooling during the voyage otherwise we could have had drinking chocolate.
It was only whe...Read More