Irish government to offer green truck grants

The Irish government has announced the launch of a €2million Alternatively-Fuelled Heavy Duty Vehicle (AFHDV) Purchase Grant Scheme, following pressure from the logistics sector. General manager of FTA Ireland (FTAI), Aidan Flynn, said it was an important step forwards in the decarbonisation of the Irish logistics sector0. “As the leading group representing logistics operators in Ireland, our members tell us they are desperate to switch to lower emission HDVs but the ... [+]

FTAI calls for jabs for truckers soon

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has called for truck drivers and international transport workers to be offered Covid-19 vaccinations as a matter of urgency. The association’s general manager Aidan Flynn urged health minister Stephen Donnelly to confirm when vital workers will receive their jabs. He said that while many countries require proof of ... [+]

FTA Ireland to launch Managers Guide to Distribution Costs

FTA Ireland will introduce the second edition of its Managers Guide to Distribution Costs at a webinar at 10am on Thursday 8 October. As the country ties to deal with the coronavirus, the freight distribution and logistics sector are acutely aware that the end of the Brexit transition period is just ... [+]

FTA Ireland welcomes support for apprentices

FTA Ireland has welcomed the Irish government’s announcement of a €3,000 financial incentive for employers taking on apprentices. General Manager Aidan Flynn said the association has been calling for some months for more support for employers FTAI is the lead proposer for the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship, which will see its first ... [+]

Ireland appoints first-ever transport minister

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has applauded the appointment of Hildegarde Naughton as the country’s first dedicated minister for transport and logistics. General manager Aidan Flynn, said the association had been campaigning for for several years and was ready and willing to work closely with the newly-formed coalition between Fianna Fail, Fine Gael ... [+]

FTA Ireland calls for cabotage concession

Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has welcomed a package of emergency measures by government to support logistics businesses through COVID-19 as a promising start but more needs to be done, including a relaxation of cabotage rules it says. FTAI general manager, Aidan Flynn, said: “Businesses within the freight distribution and logistics sector ... [+]

Please don’t stockpile, says FTA Ireland

FTA Ireland (FTAI) is asking the public not to stockpile, saying that the nation’s supply chain is resilient, after the government stepped up its corona virus response including closing schools and public institutions. Aidan Flynn, general manager of FTAI comments: “As the business organisation representing Ireland’s logistics sector, FTAI wants to ... [+]

Now wash your hands, says FTA Ireland

FTA Ireland urged the freight distribution and logistics sector to work effectively, collaboratively and transparently to assess the risk of the corona virus to the international supply chain. Operators should assess the potential impact on their businesses, put in place mitigation measures and review the situation regularly. “Communication is key and it is crucial for ... [+]

FTAI helps to turn Ireland green

FTA Ireland (FTAI)’s annual Transport Manager Seminar will give guidance on sustainable transport following the launch of the European Commission’s Green Deal that aims to transform Europe into a climate-neutral economy by 2050. This year’s one-day event will be on 25 March 2020 at the Johnstown House Hotel Spa in ... [+]

Election is good news, says FTA Ireland

FTA Ireland says that the calling of a general election on 8 February by the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar was good news for logistics. It said the industry was losing confidence in the government’s ability to successfully navigate Brexit and provide the right framework to transition to a zero-emission economy FTAI general ... [+]

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