More ships are being added to the direct connections between Ireland and the Continent. Latest addition: MEGA EXPRESS FOUR (Corsica Ferries)
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After the last meeting with the top management of the company, labour unions announced that Tirrenia will definitely close down its historical head quarter in Naples where some 40 administrative employees work. They will be asked to move to Livorno.
The decision is part of Moby’s debt restructuring and cost saving plan currently under discussion with the creditors (banks, bond holders and the bad company Tirrenia in Amministrazione Straordinaria).
Palazzo Sirignano, this is the name of the historical building, is bound to become a luxury hotel.
Fury At Minister Gove As Exports To EU Slashed By 68% Since Brexit
The volume of exports going through British ports to the EU fell by a staggering 68% last month compared with January last year, mostly as a result of problems caused by Brexit, the Observer can reveal.
Up to half of all lorries bringing goods into Britain are returning to Europe empty as British companies put off resuming exports to the Continent to avoid getting caught by new customs regulations.
Connecting Ireland after Brexit
Ireland has ramped up direct shipping routes to mainland Europe since the end of the Brexit transition period. This has resulted in new routes and the addition of tonnage capacity.
Rather than giving the information in bits and pieces we want to keep an overall view on the market. That’s why we start with this weekly feature: a logbook of what’s happening.
This is a growing project. We start with the different events on the seabridge between the Republic of Ireland and the Continent. As from next week we’re also going to keep track of the landbridge connections.
Feedback is always welcome.
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Irish Hauliers are Bypassing Welsh Ports to Avoid Brexit Bureaucracy
“On our European routes there’s a 500% increase in freight volume going through the port compared to last year,” says Glenn Carr, GM Rosslare Europort.
He believes this change in operations will not be temporary.
He said decisions by ferry companies and businesses who trade with the EU to re-direct freight, have been made based on market analysis.
Photo: Rosslare Europort