The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has thrown its support behind a proposal to move Dublin port’s Ro-Ro facility to Rosslare.
Independent TD and former IRHA president, Verona Murphy is proposing that Dublin port’s Ro-Ro facility should be moved to Rosslare.
Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast this week Ms Murphy said: “Rosslare only utilises 40 per cent of its capacity in roll-on, roll-off – and Dublin Port is 60 per cent roll-on, roll-off.”
“Rosslare has the capacity, and Brexit is coming down the line. Seeing as Rosslare is the port that’s most strategically placed, that’s where it needs to be.”
Ms Murphy’s proposal has got the support of IRHA present Eugene Drennan.
Mr. Drennan told HGVIreland.com: “Rosslare is a logical fit for Dublin Ports activities, it is the Port of choice for hauliers and provides the most efficient logistics solutions for their clients.”
“Hauliers have no desire to clog up traffic in the capital city, it is a complete waste of their resources to have driver’s sitting in traffic for long periods of time adding to NOx emissions.”
“Rosslare is without a shadow of a doubt, the closest Port to mainland Europe and provides a viable alternative to the land bridge in the context of Brexit.”
“Rosslare is currently as accessible as Dublin port. Parties serious about, engaging transport stakeholders, dealing with the carbon emission agenda and Brexit, must make the movement of Dublin Port activities to Rosslare top of their agenda.”