This study, which is an important part of the Department of Transport’s work in preparing to meet the challenges of Brexit, is now underway. The work is being carried out by consultants under the management of the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) and involves a significant number of interviews with Exporters, Traders, Freight Forwarders, Hauliers, Ports and Shipping Lines.
Many IEA Member Companies are being asked to respond to the survey work. The results of the research carried out by the IEA earlier in 2017 on the subject will also be fed into the study.
All of the work, when collated, will enable the Department to make not just their own plans but will enable them to inform the EU Transport Commissioner and her team of the real Irish requirements within the Brexit discussions to minimise the disruption to the Landbridge routing.