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Brexit Workshop Reveals Findings and Recommendations for Marine Connectivity

16th November 2019
Dubbed the 'Brexit-buster', is the freight-only ro-ro Celine berthed in Dublin Port from where the vessel operates on direct routes to mainland Europe (Zeebrugge, Belgium and Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Arriving AFLOAT adds is Norbank, a ropax serving on the Irish Sea link to Liverpool as part the UK 'Landbridge' to the continent via the North Sea and Port of Dover (see: 'Ports & Shipping) ESPO Award winner for 2019.   Dubbed the 'Brexit-buster', is the freight-only ro-ro Celine berthed in Dublin Port from where the vessel operates on direct routes to mainland Europe (Zeebrugge, Belgium and Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Arriving AFLOAT adds is Norbank, a ropax serving on the Irish Sea link to Liverpool as part the UK 'Landbridge' to the continent via the North Sea and Port of Dover (see: 'Ports & Shipping) ESPO Award winner for 2019. Photo: Jehan Ashmore

A workshop event in preparation for Brexit was hosted by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) with the support of the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).

The aim of the workshop was to allow shipping and port companies, importers and exporters to discuss maritime connectivity, trade patterns and capacity demands in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

The workshop took place in Dublin on 4th September in order to create further opportunities for a dialogue between importers, exporters, ports, and shipping and logistics companies.

According to the IMDO, the workshop was a hugely successful event attended by key people from a number of different industries including the ports, shipping companies, the food and drink industry, the haulage industry, the transport and distribution sectors, and relevant Government Departments.

The dialogue on the day was very constructive and everyone who attended was given the opportunity to clearly express their views. The main issue highlighted on the day is the pressing need for a dialogue to begin between the importers and exports and the shipping companies to establish the demand post-Brexit.

Following the workshop, click here for findings and recommendations concluded from DTTAS and the IMDO.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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