Rosslare port saw a 371 per cent yearly increase in European freight volumes since Brexit came into force.
New direct ferry routes led to a near fivefold increase in European freight volumes passing through Rosslare Europort as Irish traders chose to bypass Britain and post-Brexit border checks.
Brexit has spelled the end of the British “landbridge” transit route, Dublin Port chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly has said, as new figures show a dramatic fall in lorry traffic with British ports.
Exporters move away from traditional Dublin to Britain routes to avoid Brexit red tape
Irish Ferries revenues weighed as freight takes direct route to France to avoid Brexit delays 24/11/2021
Hauliers have shifted both exports and imports to sea routes to reach EU markets directly, and avoid lengthy delays at UK ports.
A prominent Irish politician has said there is “more to come” amid Wales being increasingly bypassed by Irish-French sea connections.
Port of Dublin says in its Q3 report that core freight and container volumes from Britain declined by 21.2% to 537,680 units between January and September this year (Holyhead, Liverpool and Heysham).
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Dozens of ferry routes avoiding Welsh ports have been established between Ireland and mainland Europe over the past year because of Brexit, Ireland's foreign affairs minister has said.
Numerous new ferry routes avoiding Welsh ports have been established between Ireland and mainland Europe over the past year because of Brexit, Ireland's foreign affairs minister has said.
Diverting trade from Wales a ‘consequence of Brexit’, says Irish Foreign Minister.
Wales is being increasingly bypassed as Irish-French sea connections reach 44 with a new terminal in the ferry port of Dunkirk.
From January, a new four-times a week service will link Cork direct to Belgium and Holland.
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) says that trade frictions caused by the UK’s departure from the European Union has “significantly altered” freight traffic between Ireland and Britain.
So five years after the referendum, and six months from leaving the single market, what's the slogan from businesses most affected? Bureaucracy, delay, cost.
Irish shippers increasingly turning to direct shipping services to continental Europe are set to see a sharp injection of unaccompanied capacity, as carriers respond to growing demand.
But the UK’s departure means far-reaching changes for the Irish economy. We are already seeing signs of how things may shake out and the really fundamental changes it means for many businesses, for consumers and for trade.
THE Scottish Greens have said they want to work with ferry bosses at Calmac to set up new links between Scotland and Europe.
Every truck leaving the country since Brexit is costing the haulier an extra €500, according to independent TD for Limerick Richard O’Donoghue.
BRITTANY Ferries has reported some of the worst passenger numbers in its history, after being battered by the 'double strike' of Brexit and Covid.
Why Irish freight trade is avoiding Britain 27/02/2021
Nearly two months after Great Britain (GB) left the EU single market and customs union, the volume of freight being shipped across the Irish Sea from the Republic of Ireland to GB is still down significantly, raising further questions about government claims that trading volumes are returning to normal.
David Hencke reports on the growing problems experienced by firms trading with the EU and the lack of help from the Vote Leave Government.
Calls for Wales to have one ferry port in Pembrokeshire instead of two due to declining trade following Brexit would be a “disaster” for the county, a Senedd candidate has said.
Ian Davies said hauliers were switching to direct routes to Belfast and only time would tell if this was a blip or long term change.