Industry
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 November 2023
With the primary goal of ensuring the safety of the global supply chain, international freight insurer TT Club draws attention to the critical question of who is initially responsible for the state in which cargo is shipped. The insurer also updates its guidance on correct dangerous goods packing procedures by reissuing its ‘Book it right and pack it tight’ publication.
7th November 2023
Dublin Port Company (DPC) has announced the opening of T4, a newly redeveloped RoRo freight terminal in the Port costing €127m, which was officially launched today by the Minister of State, Jack Chambers, TD.
19th October 2023
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Minister of State with responsibility for maritime transport, Jack Chambers today (October 19th) announced the commencement of the first phase of a public consultation for the Review of the National Ports Policy. Interested parties are invited to actively participate and contribute to shaping the future of maritime policy in Ireland.
12th October 2023
FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations welcomes the European Commission’s decision not to extend the validity of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) which is due to end in April 2025.
11th October 2023
Globally Renowned Architecture Firm Henning Larsen Developed the Vision for Bremore Ireland Port.
10th October 2023
Today, the Commission has published its decision not to renew the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER), the Regulation exempting container shipping lines from parts of general EU competition law so they can co-operate together in consortia to provide shared services for their customers.
9th October 2023
All of the vehicles that supply fuel to aircraft at Dublin Airport will be powered by more environmentally friendly HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) after airport operator daa teamed up with logistics partner Exolum to carry out a refit of the fuel supply station at the airport fuel farm. The switch to HVO will mean 300,000 fewer litres of diesel will be used at Dublin Airport by the fleet of trucks that supply fuel to aircraft on the airfield.
5th October 2023
A summary and explanation of CBAM, for freight forwarders and importers.
28th September 2023
InterTradeIreland hosted their ‘Unlocking New Cross-Border Trade Opportunities’ conference on 27th September 2023, at the Printworks Event and Exhibition Centre, Dublin Castle.
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