Third Country Customs: How it all works

If the UK becomes a third country after Brexit, Irish customs authorities will have to process 12 times as many import/export declarations, and a whopping 100 times as many transit declarations.  This week’s article looks at the current third country customs procedures in the EU, and what those of us who trade with the UK […]

Twenty Years Young! Baku GLS in 2020

2020 marks a very special birthday for us here at Baku – we’re celebrating twenty years in business! When Baku GLS started, we were three people in a garage. Now, we’re a multinational business serving thousands of clients all over Ireland, the UK and Europe.  This week’s article takes a look at our journey over […]

Christmas is coming early! New Fleet Additions for 2020

We’re treating ourselves to a few early Christmas presents this year! Three brand new right-hand drive MAN TGX tractor units have just arrived in Holland, ready to sail for our Rosslare headquarters in the next few days. We’ve purchased these powerful, environmentally-friendly trucks specifically to support our Irish customers in 2020 and beyond.   Supporting […]

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 […]

Christmas Donations for 3 Local Causes

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit here at Baku! This year, the Baku GLS team joined forces with Danone to support some of Wexford’s worthiest causes.  With donations to St Vincent de Paul, Homeless Open Arms and Talk to Tom, we’ve been able to give something back to those in need at an important time […]

We’re Going Solar!

Baku GLS is going solar powered in 2020!  As part of our ongoing commitment to carbon footprint reduction, we’ve engaged Solar Electric to custom-build a bespoke PV system for the roof of our bonded warehouse in Rosslare.  Planning permission for the project will be lodged in the next few weeks. If all goes well 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 […]

Baku GLS awarded AEO Status!

Baku GLS have today been awarded AEO status! AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) is the gold standard for international supply chain operators in Europe. It’s an accreditation that’s recognised around the globe, and it’s only awarded to the most reliable operators with an exceptional track record.  Fewer than 250 companies in Ireland hold this prestigious accreditation, […]

Temporary Storage Facilities: A Short Guide

The Baku GLS warehouse in Rosslare is now a Temporary Storage Facility (TSF). As a TSF, we can now hold non-EU goods, not yet cleared by customs, for up to 90 days.  We believe that TSFs will play an especially important role in the Irish supply chain as soon as the UK leaves the EU. […]

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; […]

Baku GLS on RTE News at Nine

Did you catch the RTE News at Nine yesterday? Baku’s very own Mary Mullins was interviewed as part of an RTE News special Brexit report on Rosslare Port. Well done to Mary, who has been heading up our Brexit preparations for some time now and did us proud. You can still watch the special report […]

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, […]

Positive & Promising: NI/ROI Border Developments

Following “very positive and promising” private talks with Boris Johnson yesterday, Leo Varadkar announced that he could see a “pathway towards an agreement in the coming weeks”. With tentative progress being made on a workable Brexit deal between Varadkar and Johnson, it’s possible that we may, at long last, be seeing some light at the […]

Back to work: Yesterday’s UK Supreme Court ruling

Yesterday, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled that Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend, or prorogue, parliament for five weeks was unlawful. As a result, MPs have returned to the debating chamber at Westminster today, three weeks earlier than the Prime Minister had planned. As the 31st October Brexit deadline marches ever closer, we look at what […]

Delivered Duty Paid: Your Responsibilities as an Exporter

After Brexit Day, Irish exporters using DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) Incoterms will find themselves responsible for customs compliance on any shipments moving into the UK.    What impact might Brexit have on these DDP contracts, what are the customs costs likely to be, and what can Irish exporters using DDP Incoterms do to prepare?  What […]

10 weeks until a no-deal Brexit …maybe

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Getting a sense of deja vu? You’re not alone! Brexit Day is once again 10 weeks away, with no prospect of a deal in sight and political infighting rearing its ugly head in Westminster.  What’s different now, compared to the same time six months ago, what are the odds of a no-deal Brexit on 31 […]

ProfiDrive® – MAN’s Sustainable Driving Programme

At Baku GLS, we train all our drivers in sustainable driving techniques. Using the MAN ProfiDrive® programme as our foundation, we give all of our drivers the skills they need to reduce our fuel costs and keep our carbon footprint as small as possible. It’s part of our commitment to deliver excellence in all that […]

Clear Customs Initiative: Getting Ireland Brexit Ready

Have you registered for the Clear Customs Initiative yet? Launched earlier this month, Clear Customs is a support programme designed to give Irish exporters, customs agents & intermediaries the tools they need to build their customs capacity. Backed by Government, Enterprise Ireland, CILT, the IEA and the IIFA, this new initiative gives every affected business […]

Transporting chemicals by road: a guide to ADR

If you need to transport chemicals by road (or any other goods that could be harmful to people, property or the environment), then you’ll need to follow ADR rules in almost every UN member nation This article explains the ADR classification system, the rules surrounding chemical transport and the impact that Brexit might have on […]

15 Brand New Curtainsiders Have Arrived!

The Baku GLS fleet has expanded again! In response to rising demand from our Engineering & General Cargo customers, we’ve taken delivery of another 15 brand new curtainsiders, adding an additional c. 1,300 cubic meters of capacity to our fleet. 15 Brand New Euroliners  We purchased these trailers brand-new from Schmitz Cargobull in Germany, the […]

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 […]

We’re Expanding our Express Services

In response to increased demand for our continental express services, we’re adding three more brand-new MAN TGXs to the Baku GLS fleet. These stunning new tractor units sail for Ireland today, and will be ready for action by the end of next week.  Purpose built for double-manned journeys, these trucks give us the ability to provide […]

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, […]

Pharma Transport: Risk Management and GDP

As GDP Passport holders, we’re all too aware of the importance of good supply chain risk management when transporting medicines. This week’s article takes a closer look at the European Commission’s GDP and GMP standards, and explains the risks unique to the pharma industry.   What is GDP (Good Distribution Practice)? When it comes to […]

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 […]

Mrs May’s New Brexit Deal: What Happens Now?

It has been a tough week for Theresa May. Following a collapse in cross-party Brexit talks, on Tuesday Mrs May made a last ditch-attempt to avoid a no-deal departure with her announcement of a ‘New Brexit Deal’. Today, with many details of the deal still a mystery, Theresa May has agreed to stand down as […]