FTA Ireland calls for dynamic and achievable road transport strategy

The Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTAI) has welcomed publication of a public consultation summary report for Ireland’s 10-Year Road Haulage Strategy but pressed the Irish government to create a final plan in partnership with industry that would dynamic and ambitious, yet achievable. FTAI chief executive Aidan Flynn, commented: “The publication of the report is an encouraging step forward in creating a road haulage strategy which delivers for all sectors of ... [+]

Safety, skills and carbon are crucial for supply chains, says FTA Ireland

Improving road safety, overcoming the skills shortage, and decarbonising operations are all vital to protect the nation’s supply chains and to future-proof Ireland’s logistics industry, said FTA Ireland (FTAI in its response to the Irish government’s consultation, Ten-year Strategy for the Haulage Sector First Consultation Document. General manager Aidan Flynn, commented: ... [+]

Irish industry needs support, says FTAI

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has called on the Irish government to provide additional financial support to logistics businesses during the Covid-19 outbreak, citing an Impact Survey which showed that 71% of logistics businesses have seen a drop in revenue since the start of the pandemic. FTAI general manager Aidan Flynn, said: “FTAI’s ... [+]

FTAI seminar: Ireland goes 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 ond-day event will be on 25 March 2020 at the Johnstown House Hotel Spa in ... [+]

Irish logistics costs soar

Logistics businesses have seen their overhead expenses rise by 6.5% over the past 12 months, according to a report released on 29 August, the Manager’s Guide to Distribution Costs 2019, produced by the Freight Transport Association Ireland in partnership with KPMG, BWG Group, ENPROVA and Analytiqa. FTAI general manager Aiden Flynn commented: “With the ... [+]

Common Transit Convention will help speed UK exports, say FTA and FTAI

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and FTA Ireland have welcome the EU’s invitation to the UK to join its Common Transit Convention (CTC) in its own right, something the associations have been pressing for some time. In the event of no deal, traders would use CTC to temporarily suspend payment ... [+]

Brexit breathing space would be welcome, says Irish freight industry

FTA Ireland said it would welcome an extended Brexit transition period, following suggestions by UK Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday during negotiations with Brussels. The Trade Association suggested that it should last at least one year, to allow the logistics sector to prepare for the future trading environment. FTAI general manager Aidan ... [+]

Ireland’s logistics apprenticeship is ready to roll

Ireland’s new Logistics Associate Apprenticeship programme is ready to start on 26 September, in line with its target date, says the Irish International Freight Association. The Level 6 Higher Certificate in Logistics is the first non-craft apprenticeship to be offered by  Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and the first of the ... [+]

Ireland to launch logistics apprenticeship

Ireland is to start work on a Logistics Associate apprenticeship, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton announced on 8 December. It is being developed in partnership with the Irish International Freight Association and related industry associations and representative bodies. It follows a call by the Irish Government for National Apprenticeship ... [+]

FTA Ireland calls for Brexit support

  The Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTAI) called for Government support and assistance to help it stay viable after Brexit in its pre-Budget submission to the Minister for Finance, published on 8 September. FTAI general manager Aidan Flynnsaid that Budget 2018 would be a defining moment in preparations for the post-Brexit ... [+]

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