Ibec will be hosting a free online seminar for members at 11.30am on Monday 19th October.
This 90-minute event is an opportunity to engage with policymakers and experts on the future adequacy of Roll-On Roll-Off and Container freight capacity in various post-Brexit scenarios.
Recent UK media reports have raised concerns about the preparedness of new border control infrastructure at Dover, and of possible teething problems with online customs declarations. In a worst case, this might impact adversely on the proposed system of Green Lanes for Irish hauliers travelling to Europe via Britain. Some companies who avail of their services have expressed interest in the development of a faster, year-round daily ferry service direct to the continent for accompanied and unaccompanied trailers.
Ibec understands that there is no shortage of suitable vessels in the market, or of Irish port capacity. However, there would presumably need to be a lead-in period of several weeks for any enhanced service, and it remains unclear how commercially viable it would prove to be in the absence of serious sustained disruption to the landbridge route.
Confirmed speakers include Deirdre O’Keeffe (Assistant Secretary, DTTAS), Liam Lacey (CEO, IMDO) and Pat Ivory (Ibec Director of EU and International Affairs).
To register for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited, so early booking is recommended.