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15 Nov 2019

Maritime Connectivity: Be Prepared for Brexit Event Findings and Recommendations

In preparation for Brexit, The Department of Transport Tourism and Sport (DTTAS), supported by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO), held a workshop in Dublin in September. 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.

Please find HERE the recommendations from DTTAS and the IMDO on the back of the outputs and findings from the workshop.