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2nd April 2024
The Vehicle Carrier Safety Forum (VCSF) published its first industry good practice guidelines entitled ‘Common Guidance on the loading and presentation of vehicles’. The guidance, and supporting checklist, are intended to reduce the risks associated with the shipment of unaccompanied vehicles, including electric and hybrid vehicles, and to promote the safety of terminal and vessel personnel and the protection of property including the vessel itself.
25th March 2024
Recognising the growing demand for seamless import and export services between the UK/Ireland and China, cargo-partner stands as a reliable partner, offering a diverse range of logistics solutions tailored to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.
22nd March 2024
Swedish ferry company, Stena Line has secured a freight only vessel, Bore Song, to operate on its Dublin-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route. The ship will boost freight capacity on the route by 30%.
14th March 2024
The overhaul of the EU Customs Code reform would change the way customs authorities operate, cooperate with traders and manage goods that people order online.
13th March 2024
As part of Supply Chain and Logistics Skills Week 2024, IIFA hosted a webinar 'Careers in Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearance', with speakers from Emerald Freight Ltd, Hawthorn Logistics Ltd and Rhenus Air & Ocean Ltd.
7th March 2024
CLdN today announced the launch of new services between Rotterdam and Ireland. CLdN has chartered two 962 TEU lift-on / lift-off (LoLo) cargo vessels (M/V Pavo J and M/V Andromeda J) that will ship container cargo between the recently acquired Distriport terminal in Rotterdam and Dublin and Cork. The introduction of the new LoLo services will also enable an optimisation of CLdN’s roll-on / roll-off (RoRo) fleet deployment, thereby increasing capacity on the routes between Rotterdam and the
7th March 2024
Minister Jack Chambers welcomed hundreds of students to the first ever LogisTYcs Expo, a special event that showcased the career and educational opportunities available in the critical Logistics and Supply Chain sector, which underpins trade in the Irish and global economies.
5th March 2024
Irish International Freight Association are pleased to announce Dayna Thackrah, representing Rhenus Air & Ocean Ireland Ltd., as the winner of the inaugural Young Irish Freight Forwarder of the Year competition.
4th March 2024
FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations is pleased to announce its partnership with the World Logistics Passport (WLP), a global initiative aimed at promoting seamless trade flow among traders, freight forwarders, and key supply chain players through its logistics loyalty program. This partnership announcement coincides with the commencement of the 2024 FIATA-RAME Field Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where the WLP is headquartered, and at which these key themes
28th February 2024
Chief Executive Officers of the CMA CGM Group, COSCO SHIPPING, Evergreen and OOCL signed today in Shanghai a Memorandum of Understanding to extend the OCEAN Alliance operational cooperation for five additional years until 2032.
26th February 2024
- On Thursday 22nd February 2024, the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament adopted its position on the EU Customs Code reform that will restructure the way customs authorities work in the EU.
26th February 2024
Jack Chambers, Minister of State with special responsibility for international and road transport and logistics, will today launch Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Week 2024, which runs this week until Saturday 2 March. The week of events will open this morning with an Ibec conference which will explore the crucial role that diversity and inclusion can play in future-proofing Ireland’s vital supply chain network.
19th February 2024
Leading Swedish ferry operator, Stena Line has officially commenced its new Dublin – Liverpool (Birkenhead) freight service today. The addition of the new route is expected to further boost the company’s freight volumes following a record year on its Irish Sea services in 2023.
12th February 2024
The Spring Introduction to Freight Forwarding course, delivered by IIFA in association with Pearse College Dublin, will commence this week with two full class groups. Originally set only for Wednesday afternoons, demand for this popular course was high and a second sitting was organised. There will be separate Wednesday afternoon and Friday mornings sessions, totalling 31 Participants across both groups.
5th February 2024
Maurice Ward Group (MWG) a Privately Owned, Independent Regional Forwarder established in Ireland (1968) today announced the acquisition of Air Tech Kargo Turkiye.
1st February 2024
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D., and Minister of State Jack Chambers T.D., with responsibility for International and Road Transport and Logistics, have today published the Road Haulage Strategy Annual Progress Report.
31st January 2024
Europe’s largest port Rotterdam and Shannon Foynes to explore development of European green fuels supply chain corridor
29th January 2024
European associations representing the interests of cargo owners and shippers (ESC) and Freight Forwarders and Customs Agents (CLECAT) are warning Members of the European Parliament (EP) of the unforeseen consequences of the EU Customs Reform proposal.
24th January 2024
Today, the Commission and the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, together with Member States, ports authorities, European associations, EU Agencies (Europol, EMCDDA) and representatives from customs and law enforcement authorities are launching the European Ports Alliance Public Private Partnership. The partnership aims to bring all relevant stakeholders together, to form solutions to protect ports from drug trafficking and criminal infiltration.
17th January 2024
In the wake of mounting tensions in the Red Sea, FIATA has released a call to action for strengthened international dialogue and monitoring between governments and industry decision-makers to ensure maritime supply chain fluidity and connectivity amidst surcharges imposed by shipping lines operating on and outside of the Red Sea and Suez Canal, for the protection of consumers and economies worldwide.
18th December 2023
Dublin Port Company (DPC) has today announced that it has granted a new operating licence to CMA CGM Inland Services (CCIS), a subsidiary of CMA CGM Group, to begin operating at Dublin Inland Port. The investment will create 25 new jobs.
15th December 2023
Stena Line adds new Dublin-Birkenhead route, Seatruck grows Dublin-Liverpool
12th December 2023
This month, IIFA received notice from CLECAT of a significant change impacting all EORI-registered Economic Operators from 1st February 2024 onwards. As of this date, those without a valid postcode in their EORI records will be unable to use the NCTS and/or AES systems. Consequently, initiating transit or AES based export procedures will be impossible with an EORI registration lacking a postcode.
8th December 2023
Biocair, a global leader in GDP logistics for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences sectors, is proud to announce its partnership with Aramex Ireland to expand its presence in the Irish market.
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