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Pall-Ex to launch Ireland network with Ace Express

[ January 24, 2023   //   ]

Ireland-based Ace Express Freight has become a master licensee for the Pall-Ex Group and will formally launch Pall-Ex Ireland in early 2023.

A long-time member of the Pall-Ex network, covering the Irish postcodes for over 15 years, the Dublin-based haulier has invested in personnel to deliver an enhanced solution following the finalisation of changes to export and import procedures following Brexit.

Ace has already created 25 new jobs, including roles in its administration, customer service, and customs clearance departments. However, recruitment is still ongoing across all areas of the business, it said.

Ace Express Freight chief operating officer, Bernard McSweeney, commented: “As specialists in freight forwarding and customs clearance for over 30 years, we are ideally positioned for this partnership and to create Pall-Ex Ireland.

“Throughout the Brexit transition period, we have ensured that freight movements on behalf of the network have continued with minimal disruption or delays.

“We have channelled efforts into training staff and proactively communicating with our customers on how to adapt and conform to new international standards.

“Companies like us, who were more prepared, are the winners that have gained market share during the transition and as a Pall-Ex master licensee we will continue to adapt and grow our business.”

Managing director for international business units at Pall-Ex Group, Mark Steel, added: “Due to significant customs changes, Pall-Ex requires a permanent solution to ensure continued delivery excellence within the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

“As a long-standing and well-respected shareholder member of the Pall-Ex network, Ace Express Freight is the natural choice for this new opportunity.

“The extensive experience of the team at Ace Express Freight has ensured a smooth transition for customers utilising the Pall-Ex Irish Service during Brexit and will guarantee that quality remains at the forefront of these services.”