Incoterms after Brexit: a handy new guide

If you trade entirely within the EU, it’s possible that you haven’t come across Incoterms yet …but you’ll soon know all about them. When the UK leaves the EU, we expect Incoterms to become the new standard for trade, so we’ve created a handy one-page Incoterms guide. What are Incoterms? Incoterms are global standard contract […]

Delaying Brexit: What Happens Next?

With 29th March now just a fortnight away, the UK parliament created the possibility of a delayed Brexit in a major vote last night. Based on yesterday’s vote, we look at the likelihood of a delayed Brexit, and explain the new potential Brexit timelines. What happened in Westminster this week: After months of infighting and […]

TSP: the UK’s new Brexit customs framework

A short guide to TSP: the  UK’s new Brexit customs framework Last month the UK tax authorities announced simplified importing procedures for UK businesses importing from the EU after Brexit. TSP is meant as a temporary sticking plaster to protect the UK’s supply chain in the event of a no-deal Brexit …but how does it […]

Authorised Economic Operator: what it means for Brexit

The 29th March is just weeks away, yet we still can’t say with 100% certainty what will be required to move goods in and out of the UK after Brexit. One of the few regulatory benchmarks that we can rely on is Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status. Already a recognised standard in and out of […]

The problems with stockpiling for Brexit

With businesses such as Ornua, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson all announcing plans to hold extra goods in the UK before Brexit Day, we look at stockpiling as a business strategy, its limitations and its likely impact on Europe’s supply chain in the coming months.   In a modern logistics environment where supply chains have […]

IDPs, CPCs & ECMTs: Compliance for UK Drivers

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March, there’s a risk that professional drivers with UK-issued licences may need to apply for a new set of documents to cover EU journeys. According to the latest UK government guidance, commercial drivers with a UK licence may need an IDP to travel in […]

A No Deal Brexit is now the most likely outcome

The chances of a No Deal Brexit increased dramatically overnight when the UK Parliament formally voted against the 585 page EU Withdrawal Bill. There is no alternative proposal to the EU Withdrawal Bill, and with Brexit Day just 10 weeks away, Theresa May’s government faces a vote of no confidence at 7pm tonight. As of […]

The IEA’s Annual Report: Preparations for Brexit

The Irish Exporters Association have just released a summary of their activities in 2018. It will come as no surprise that Brexit preparations have taken centre stage, as is right and proper given what will happen on 29 March of this year. Safeguarding our industry’s future For those of us on the front lines, the […]

Irish Ferries likely to drop Rosslare-France routes next year

The new W B Yeats from Irish Ferries

We’re sorry to see the planned reduction in routes from Rosslare via Irish Ferries. The current plan is for the new W.B. Yeats ferry to serve Cherbourg from Dublin Port, sailing 4 times a week, and for the following Ireland-France routes to be cancelled in 2019: Rosslare – Cherbourg Rosslare – Rosscoff Irish Ferries announced the likely route […]

No Deal or No Deal: our latest Brexit projections

It’s been a very busy few weeks for Theresa May. Forced to cancel a trip to Ireland at the last minute to face down a leadership battle within her own party, more recently she’s been battling calls of no confidence from the UK’s opposition benches. Mrs May is still standing, but the political infighting hasn’t […]

Phil gets the Silver Standard

Baku GLS now hold the TruckSafe Silver Standard   We’re proud to announce that Phil Cassidy, Baku’s Fleet Manager, formally accepted FTA Ireland’s TruckSafe Silver Standard in the FTA’s headquarters in Dublin this morning.   The TruckSafe Silver Standard is acknowledgement of Baku’s constant mission to deliver the highest standards of safety and driver competence […]

Self-Driven Vehicles

The advent of self-driving vehicles is gearing up to be a major game changer across all transport industries. The freight and supply chain industry, in particular, could see radical changes if the new technology becomes widely implemented. This article reports on the use of self-driving vehicles in road freight transportation and examines how this technology […]

New EU Labour Proposal to Affect Drivers Pay

On the 31st May, the EU announced a new labour proposal designed to prevent drivers from lower-wage countries from undercutting better paid workers when they travel to other member states.   Under the Commission’s new proposal, truck drivers can travel outside the EU member state where they live and still be paid according to their […]

Avoiding the hard border – is direct shipping the answer?

    There is a cloud of uncertainty hanging over many Irish transport firms these days. This stems from the previously-discussed Brexit result, which leaves the Transport industry in Ireland with some major problems. The potential Hard Border between the UK and Ireland would have a massive negative impact on Irish Transport, and the Irish […]

Fundraising 2016

Hi Everyone, In November 2016 our Export Manager Wayne took part in a sponsored cycle from Limerick to Rosslare Harbour, along with Cannice McNay from JPG Freight Adare, and Peter Harding from Peter Harding International, Havefordwest and members of The Fishguard and District Round table. Wayne and Cannice raised just under €4500 for the Jack […]

Know your limits!

Irish Rail have reported an increase in railway bridge strikes by trucks in 2016, with the total looking set to have increased from 85 hit in 2015.  It is not always obvious what damaged has been caused , but it can be serious and costly to all involved not to mention the chance of injury. […]