Irish PM calls for UK customs union

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar called for an EU-UK custom union and a transition period after Brexit during a visit to Ulster on 4 August. He suggested that it could be run along similar lines to the arrangement between the EU and Turkey, he said in a speech at Queen’s University Belfast. He said that he also favoured the UK joining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – as are Iceland, ... [+]

FedEx’s SenseAware for Ireland and others

FedEx Express is expanding its SenseAware service for critical, high-value shipments to 14 new countries in Europe including Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, the Nordic region, Czech Republic and Poland. SenseAware combines an online application with a multi-sensor device to provide near real-time visibility across their supply ... [+]

FTA’s man in Ireland moves on

The Freight Transport Association’s General Manager for Ireland, Tom Wilson, retires from the association on 8 November. FTA said that in just over ten years with FTA, he had made a major contribution towards developing the association’s profile and influence in Northern Ireland, and his extensive experience has more recently ... [+]

FedEx forwarding arm opens in Dublin

FedEx's Trade Networks forwarding arm has opened its first office in Ireland. The Dublin office is the 24th in Europe, and its opening chimes in with the country's economic policy, where access to trade is a key factor in its sustained economic growth. It is located close to Dublin Airport Vice ... [+]

Dachser adds Ireland

Dachser has extended its UK European direct pallet and part-load service to include a daily service to Ireland from its northern hub in Rochdale, near Manchester – in addition to its existing Irish services from Northampton and Dartford. The service operates in cooperation with Johnston Logistics Ltd., a long-standing Dachser partner ... [+]

Irish exporters warn of dire consequences if US flights go

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) warned of "dire consequences" if Aer Lingus' airfreight service to US is not retained in the privatisation of the state-owned carrier, Business World reported on 16 July. At a meeting with Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar, the IEA said that the service was vital to ... [+]

Gloomy Ireland

Shipping and port traffic volumes through the Republic of Ireland declined in the first quarter of 2012, according to the latest figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) at the European Shortsea Conference being held at the Mansion House in Dublin on 24 May. Only the tanker and liquid bulk ... [+]

New Dublin site for DB Schenker

DB Schenker in Ireland has opened a new logistics centre at Furry Park, Santry, near Dublin. The nearly 8,000 square metre high-bay warehouse is the largest letting in the first quarter of 2012 in the country and follows the opening of a new DBS facility in Cork earlier in the year. ... [+]

Irish feeling flat

Volume recovery in the Irish Ports and Shipping sector slowed in 2011 compared with 2010, according to the latest edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist, released on April by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). Only dry bulk volumes increased by 5% year on year, while unitised traffic on ... [+]

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