The Fourth Edition (2017) Irish Freight RoRo and LoLo Capacity Analysis and Report has concluded that capacity serving the Irish market increased by 3.9% over the 28-month period from December 2014. The Fourth Edition of the report (2017) was published in April 2017

The 2017 Survey Report concludes that the current annualised scale of freight RoRo and LoLo shipping capacity serving the island of Ireland stands at 4.2 million trailer and container (FEU) units. In the Irish market 17 different operators serve a total of 53 different routes and provide 302 port calls per week utilising a range of 7 Irish ports.

The 2017 and Fourth Edition of the Irish Freight RoRo and LoLo Capacity Report quantifies the size of the market, identifies the market leaders among operators and ports and defines the relative market shares. Developments in a market of over 4 million trailer and forty foot equivalent container units are described and the service provision profiled.

Detailed market analysis, with graphical representation, is broken down into four sub-sectors and supported by comprehensive service, vessel and port information contained in appendices.

Key developments that have taken place in the previous twelve months, as well as indications of planned development likely to take place during the next twelve months are highlighted with information obtained by rigorous research and direct contact with service and port operators.

Sub-sectors covered:

  • Ireland – UK mainland RoRo
  • Ireland – UK mainland LoLo
  • Ireland – European Continent and Scandinavia RoRo
  • Ireland – European Continent and Scandinavia LoLo

In addition to reporting on and quantifying market scale and development the 2017 edition contains detailed appendices that specify every scheduled RoRo and LoLo route and service in operation from Irish ports. Further appendices contain details and specifications for every vessel currently in service and every port terminal serving the sector.

A download of the report’s introductory sections provides a clearer picture of objectives, scope, exclusions, structure and capacity and unit definition.

(click here to download sample appendicies)

Different companies and organisations use the Survey for different purposes:

Ferry and container service management use the report as an independent guide to market position and a tool to assist business strategy formulation and development.

Port managers can obtain a precise assessment of all operators and vessels active in the market, including their own customers, as well as benchmarking their own port against competitor ports.

Local and Central Government and Regional Development Agencies find the report essential in understanding the market within which ports in their regions operate and a guide to overall development of transport strategy.

Banks, investment companies, consultants, academic institutions and trade organisations find the report saves countless hours of research and gives an immediate guide to market capacity and market positioning, relevant to a range of requirements, such as acquisition appraisal, due diligence, market entry and market benchmarking.

Trailer operators and container transport service providers operating in the Irish door-to-door market can gain a comprehensive understanding of all routes, services and route capacity to aid their own route planning and rate negotiating positions.

An accurate assessment of capacity is also an essential benchmark for any attempt to study service and route capacity utilisation, given a correspondingly accurate and consistent provision of actual freight volume data.

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