UK Election 2019: What it means for Brexit

The ballot papers have been counted, and it’s official: the UK’s Conservative party won by a landslide. As of this morning, the UK’s departure from the EU on 31st January is practically certain.  What do these election results mean for those of us in the Irish Transport industry, what happens next, and what should we […]

Baku GLS at the FTA Council Meeting

It’s been a busy week here at Baku GLS!  On Wednesday, Baku’s Mary Mullins and Phil Cassidy attended FTA Ireland’s council meeting, where Mary gave a talk on the AEO application process before we were formally presented with our TruckSafe Silver Standard certification.  Find out all about the FTA Ireland Summit in this week’s article.  […]

Pharma Transport: How We Move Medicines

Pharmaceutical Transport is a heavily regulated freight category …and rightly so. The safe shipment of pharmaceutical products, from labs and factories to warehouses, hospitals and pharmacies, is one of the most important responsibilities of our industry.  At Baku GLS, we’ve been shipping pharmaceutical goods, like medicines, veterinary drugs and medical supplies for over 20 years […]

IRHA update on the tragedy in Essex

  Following the tragic deaths of 39 immigrants who perished trying to enter the UK illegally, IRHA President Verona Murphy spoke to LMFM’s Michael Reade.     Listen to the IRHA interview The LMFM interview is available on the IRHA website at the link below and is well worth a listen. We welcome Verona’s comments; […]

Johnson’s New Deal: What’s the Difference?

Following weeks of intense negotiations, the UK and EU published a fresh new Brexit deal yesterday, dramatically improving the chances of an orderly departure on 31st October.  In this week’s article we look at what’s changed in this new Brexit deal, what the deal could mean for those of us in the Irish transport industry, […]

Good News from Stena Line & Dublin Port

The international trading landscape is evolving, and Irish transport businesses have plenty of reasons to be cheerful about the future. The next phase of development in Dublin Port’s 2040 Masterplan is about to begin, and we’ll start to see more capacity on Stena Line routes to & from UK ports from early next year.  Stena […]

Export Industry Awards 2019

Remember Remember the 8th November! On the evening of Friday 8th November 2019, our industry will descend on Dublin’s Convention Centre for the 2019 Export Industry Awards. This black-tie gala dinner will reward the very best of our industry and is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the year. What are the […]

This Year’s Logistics & Supply Chain Confidence Index

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic in this year’s CBRE AIB Logistics & Supply Chain Confidence Index.  Overall confidence in the market has fallen, but the majority of businesses in Ireland’s supply chain expect to increase turnover and profits in the next 12 months. Warehouse demand is up, and Brexit expectations are shifting, […]

Down the Road: The Future of Electric HGVs

DAF and Tesla are already selling them, and most other truck manufacturers have plans in the works, but how long do we have to wait to see electric HGVs on Irish roads? With billions being pumped into the electric vehicle industry across the globe, we look at what’s in store for those of us in […]

Branching out: the IRHA’s new roads campaign

The Irish Road Haulage Association have launched a new video campaign to highlight the dangers of poor verge management on Ireland’s regional roads. In a 15-minute video, IRHA Deputy Vice President Paul Jackman gives a driver’s-eye view of the hazards presented by overhanging branches, overgrown hedges and poorly-positioned signage on R class roads. A driver’s […]

Flextension: the new Brexit timelines

The Brexit calendar shifted again this week when the EU27 agreed a flexible extension, pushing Brexit Day back for a third time to 31 October 2019. We take a look at what this new flexible extension (‘flextension’) might mean for the transport industry, what could happen next, and how best to prepare for the months […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]