It’s fair to say FTA chief executive David Wells has got plenty on his plate right now. Not only is the logistics industry stuck squarely in the middle of Brexit, but a range of what he calls “other big disruptors” are making these increasingly challenging times for his members. However, as we sit down to talk, he quickly rejects the suggestion that the job he took on back in 2015 has turned into a bit of a headache. “It’s exciting,” […]
Freight volumes from the Port of Dublin to Liverpool and Holyhead fell by 19% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, whilst volumes on routes from Rosslare in south-east Ireland to Pembroke and Fishguard dropped by 30%, according to a report from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).
Concerns over the driver shortage and continuing growth in the economy could lead to above-inflation pay rises for 2015, the FTA has suggested.
If Elon Musk can send a car into space on reusable rocket boosters, then surely a down-to-earth electric truck travelling 500 miles on a single charge isn’t beyond the capabilities of today’s engineers?