Ireland cost pressures ‘unsustainable’ says FTAI report

The average pay for commercial vehicle drivers increased by 13.4% in the first half of 2021 as a result of supply and demand pressures for skilled workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to The Manager’s Guide to Distribution Costs 2021. The report, produced by FTA Ireland (FTAI) in partnership with Analytiqa, Harris Group, Enprova, and BWG Group, and supported by the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, provides detailed insight into how the ... [+]

Dublin’s budget disappoints

FTA Ireland has described the country’s Budget for 2022 as a missed opportunity to support the logistics sector through the intense pressures it is facing. FTAI chief executive Aidan Flynn said that the Irish Government’s Budget 2022 “flattered to deceive, offering very little support for hard-pressed logistics and freight distribution businesses ... [+]

Irish logistics managers hard-pressed but determined to go green

Irish logistics businesses’ overheads costs have risen by 5.9% over the past 12 months, according to the latest edition of The Manager’s Guide to Distribution Costs, published on 8 October. Produced by FTA Ireland (FTAI) in partnership with KPMG, BWG Group, ENPROVA and Analytiqa 2020 it details how the costs of staffing, ... [+]

FTAI postpones Transport Manager seminar

FTA Ireland (FTAI) is to postpone its Transport Manager Seminar due to corona virus concerns. Originally planned for 25 March, the event will now take place on 18 June. The venue will remain the same: Johnstown House Hotel Spa in Enfield, County Meath. FTAI general manager, Aidan Flynn, commented “We have ... [+]

FTAI endorses logistics expert for Irish Senate

FTAI is endorsing logistics expert Declan Allen as a candidate for the Industrial and Commercial Panel of Seanad Éireann (Irish Senate). He is a senior lecturer at the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) where he spearheaded the development and launch of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship, the first non-craft apprenticeship in TU ... [+]

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