As part of its integrator strategy, Maersk is consistently expanding its inventory of warehouses in the UK and Ireland. In addition to a 15-year lease for a newly built warehouse in Doncaster in the north of England, Maersk has signed a lease for two new distribution centers in the Irish capital Dublin. All facilities have a strong focus on their activities with low CO2 emissions.
More than 10,000 companies have made a million customs declarations to transport goods from Britain to Northern Ireland in 2021, the first year in which the post-Brexit controls, which London now wants to abolish, are operational.
Port of Moerdijk expands with a first shortsea connection to Ireland. The second container port in the Netherlands joins forces with BG Freight Line. That shipping company starts on September 8 with a direct service between Moerdijk and Dublin.
The European Commission wants the United States to remove a passage on tax breaks for electric car buyers from a bill. The benefits only apply if a certain proportion of the battery parts come from the USA. The Daily EU administration believes that this puts products from outside the US at a disadvantage and insists on bringing the law into line with the rules of the World Trade Organization.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been very progressive about cryptocurrencies for quite some time. The United States government body believes that the growth of crypto-assets is a positive development that should be encouraged. Instead, regulation in the US is very counterproductive. A former CFTC executive thinks Europe can even outperform the US in regulation.
The party leaders of the government coalition in Ireland have reached an agreement on reducing nitrogen emissions from the agricultural sector. Irish farmers are asked to reduce emissions by 25 percent by 2030. A number of compensatory measures are taken into account.
Aldi will sell more than 1,500 tonnes of Bord Bia Quality Assured strawberries grown in Ireland this year in its 146 Irish stores, representing a 15% increase over 2020. Sunglow Nurseries, based in Rush, supplies the Irish strawberries to Aldi.
The Irish subsidiary of leasing company China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (CDB Leasing) will house two A320neo type Airbus with 174 seats each via a sale and lease back construction with Jazeera Airways in September 2022.