Maritime Connectivity: Are you Prepared for Brexit?
The UK is due to leave the European Union on 31st October 2019. In preparation for this event, The Department of Transport Tourism and Sport (DTTAS), supported by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO), held a workshop in Dublin last week. 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. 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.
The IMDO will publish a list of recommendations shortly on the back of the outputs and findings from the workshop.