The amount of goods shipped in new ways Boats Irish officials say there has been a 50% increase over the past six months from Ireland directly to the European Union as exporters avoid shipping their goods through the UK in order to avoid trade rules imposed after “Brexit”.
Figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) show that a significant number of freight traffic did not use traditional routes between Dublin and the UK, choosing about 32 new freight services. Boats It connects with Le Havre in France, Cherbourg and Dunkirk or EU ports such as Zeebrugge in Belgium.
On the other hand, cargo volumes between the Port of Dublin and Liverpool and Holyhead in English fell by 19% in the first three halves of the year compared to 2020, and by 30% in both, the IMDO report reveals. Routes from Rosler (in southeastern Ireland) to the ports of Pembroke and Fishcard in Wales.
“It is obvious that the new trade agreement between Ireland and the UK has had a significant negative impact on‘ ro-ro ’traffic. [feito com navios que recebem carga dos transportadores rodoviários internacionais, os camiões podem entrar directamente no navio] Between the two countries ”, says the IMDO document.
“The reason behind these trends is that the new rules for trade and tariffs between Ireland and England came into force on 1 January 2021,” he added, adding that the increase in shipping services. Boats It connects Ireland directly with the European Union, i.e. France.
“In contrast to the 16% recorded in 2019, one-third of all ‘ro-ro’ traffic in the Republic of Ireland now operates directly on routes to ports in the European camp,” the company continued.
Data indicate that in the second and third quarters of this year, traffic from Ireland to the EU has already increased by 52% compared to the total recorded in 2019.
At the same time, trends are being felt in the ports of Northern Ireland, which began to record “high and unprecedented” cargo volumes in 2021.
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