Shipping industry ‘confident’ it can up capacity in event of no-deal

State agency says alternative routes to British landbridge are becoming increasingly viable

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
18th August, 2019
IMDO director Liam Lacey

Ireland will be able to trade successfully with continental Europe after a hard Brexit using new shipping routes, according to the state agency for the shipping sector.

The so-called British landbridge is used to import and export €21 billion worth of goods between Ireland and the continent every year. It is the quickest option for accessing the continent, taking about 20 hours on average.

This compares to 40 hours for ‘roll-on, roll-off’ trucks using a direct...

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