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Ocean Freight to Ireland

Ireland is one of the world’s most competitive and export-driven economies, with a GDP of almost $440 billion in 2021. Ireland is still a prosperous country and a great exporter in the world, with a per capita GDP of $82,500 in 2021.

Ireland is a European nation. Ireland was the 34th largest importer country in the world in 2020, according to import statistics from Ireland. In 2020, Ireland will import products worth USD 97.9 billion. In comparison to the previous year, the total amount increased by USD 0.7 billion.

Ireland imported USD 97.2 billion worth of goods in 2019, according to trade data. With a population of 5 million people, the value of Ireland’s imports in 2020 equated to about USD 19,600 in annual product demand for each individual.

The main imports of Ireland include aircraft, spacecraft & auto parts, equipment, pharma goods, chemical products, electrical machinery & equipment, crude petroleum & oils, and cars, according to import data. Ireland’s major import partners include the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, China, and the Netherlands, according to shipping statistics.

Ireland relies on ports and shipping services to ship goods worldwide, with 90 percent of the cargoes passing through Irish ports. In 2018, the shipping and ocean transportation services industry contributed significantly to Ireland’s economy, earning €2.3 billion in revenue and employing over 5,000 people.

Every year, Ireland’s sea shipping industry grows and develops, with Irish ports and shipping corporations investing in the industry heavily. Ireland’s sea shipping and port industry is now undergoing several expansions and upgrades to improve its services.

Import to Ireland from UAE
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FCL or LCL Sea Shipping to Ireland

FCL stands for ‘Full Container Load,’ and it refers to a container that is only used by one consignee. In international shipping, an FCL refers to a single container reserved only for the transportation of the shipper’s goods. The shipper is not required to share the container with other shippers’ cargo. This improves cargo safety and streamlines the management of ocean freight transportation.

Less than Container Load, or LCL, is used when the exporter does not need to book a full container since the goods do not require that much room. An LCL container is used for smaller shipments that need to be shipped cheaply and in a time-sensitive way.

Major Sea Ports in Ireland
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Dublin Port

Dublin Port Company is a government-owned commercial enterprise that manages and develops Dublin Port. Dublin Port is Ireland’s main cargo and passenger port, with all cargo handling activities performed by private companies in highly competitive marketplaces within the Port.

Dublin Port is one of five main ports in the EU that includes the Tier 1 / Tier 2 seaports and is a major port operating under the National Port Policy. Due to a combination of two factors, the location and the depth of water, Dublin Port accounts for a considerable share of national port volumes, notably in the Ro-Ro and Lo-Lo modes.

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Cork Port

The Cork port is the world’s second-largest natural port and a major world trade hub. It is one of only two ports in Ireland that can handle all six shipping modes: lift on/lift off, roll-on/roll-off, liquid bulk, dry bulk, breakbulk, and cruise.

The Port of Cork Company is a commercial semi-governmental corporation in charge of a wide range of economic activities in Cork harbor, including navigation and berthing.

The Port of Cork Company recorded 10.5 million tonnes of traffic flow in 2020. While it employs just 150 people directly, it indirectly employs thousands of others through warehouses, truckers, and shipping brokers.

The Port of Cork Company is a major driver of commerce and industry, providing direct access to a worldwide supply chain, notably for foreign direct investment. 35 of its top customers are all from industries including Med-Tec, Pharmaceuticals, IT, chemicals, and agri-food, which account for €145 billion in production and directly support almost 45,000 employees in the southwest.

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Shipping cargo: Ireland <--> UAE

The Ireland–UAE trade relationship is set to continue to grow in the coming years. The two countries have strong economic ties, with the UAE being one of the top destinations for Irish exports. In 2022, the trade between the two countries is expected to reach $5 billion. This growth is attributed to the UAE‘s strong economy and its growing population. The UAE is also a major market for Irish exports of food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

The UAE and Ireland have enjoyed strong trade relations for many years and this is set to continue into the future. In 2022, the two countries have plans to increase trade between them even further. This will be done through a number of initiatives, including:

–Increasing the number of flights between the UAE and Ireland
–Setting up a dedicated trade fair in Dubai for Irish businesses
–Creating a joint task force to promote trade between the two countries

Both the UAE and Ireland are committed to increasing trade between them and this is sure to benefit both economies.

Market Update 2022

In 2022, the United Arab Emirates and Ireland will continue to enjoy strong trade relations. The UAE is one of Ireland‘s top trading partners in the Middle East, and the two countries have enjoyed close economic ties for many years.

The UAE is a major market for Irish exports, and Irish companies exported over €4 billion worth of goods to the UAE in 2020. The UAE is also a significant source of investment for Ireland, with UAE companies investing over €2 billion in Irish companies in 2019.

The close economic relationship between the UAE and Ireland is expected to continue to grow in the coming years, and the two countries are expected to sign a number of new trade agreements in the coming years.

Banned Products

There are a number of products that are banned from being imported into Ireland. These include:

–Certain types of weapons and ammunition
–Narcotics and illegal drugs
-Endangered animal and plant species
–Counterfeit goods
–Hazardous materials
–Pornographic materials

Violating any of these bans can result in serious penalties, including imprisonment.

Documents & Customs Clearance

Some of the documents that may be required when importing into Ireland include:

1. A commercial invoice should include a detailed description of the goods, the value of the goods, the country of origin of the goods, and the Harmonized System (HS) code for the goods.

2. A bill of lading or air waybill which serves as evidence of the contract of carriage and shows that the goods have been received by the carrier.

3. A certificate of origin is often required by the Irish customs authorities and may be required by the importer‘s bank.

4. An import license that may be required for certain goods such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and arms & ammunition.

5. An insurance policy that is often required by the importer‘s bank and covers the goods in case of loss or damage during transit.

In addition to the above documents, the importer will also need to complete various customs declarations and may be required to pay import duties and taxes.

Rules & Regulations

The documents needed for shipping to Ireland in 2022 include a valid passport, a visa (if required), a completed customs declaration form, and proof of insurance. If you are sending a package, you will also need to include a commercial invoice which should list the contents of the package and their value. If you are sending a vehicle, you will need to provide proof of ownership, a bill of sale, and a completed vehicle import form. For more information, please contact the Irish Embassy or Consulate nearest you.

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