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It would be possible to have Irish drivers take over the trucks in Ireland. Then there would be no need to pay truckers for the transit time at sea or to pay loading fees for cranes to move containers from truck to boat and then back again at Dublin.

BTW, does Ireland have adequate return cargo for these vessels? It would seem desirable to favor transport of goods to the EU over transport to England, especially where the transport to England is by English vessels. The exception would be if England paid more than the EU would pay.


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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Sep 1st, 2019 at 11:58:47 PM EST
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Ireland runs large trade surpluses with most EU countries although much of Irish exports are services or high value/low volume items like pharmaceuticals which don't take up much container space. Our food exports are likely to require refrigeration and rapid distribution so there may be an imbalance in volumes and container types  required for imports and exports. Not my specialist area!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 03:43:43 PM EST
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