Sunday December 15, 2019

Ahern floats ‘super boats’ as solution to post-Brexit trade

‘Super boats’ are extremely large container ships used for maritime trade around the world. The OOCL Hong Kong was the largest container ship ever built when it was completed in 2017

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
22nd September, 2019
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A cargo vessel in the Chinese port of Qingdao

Bertie Ahern has suggested that Hong Kong-style ‘super boats’ using direct routes to the European continent as a possible solution to Ireland’s reliance on the British land bridge for trade with Europe.

More than three million tonnes of goods are transported via the land bridge every year and the former taoiseach said alternatives needed to be found to counteract the effects of Brexit.

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