As an export-driven economy on the periphery of Europe, transport and logistics is a significant sector in Dublin. It is hugely important for the increasing number of global players that base their European and EMEA headquarters in the city too.

Exceptional connectivity with Europe, the UK and the US is one of many considerations which drive foreign investment in Dublin. Over the coming decade, as the economy continues to grow and the shift to online retail continues, logistics and storage is expected to be one of the fastest growing sectors in Dublin.

Luckily, heavy investment by the state means Dublin’s transport and logistics infrastructure should be well able for the challenge. Right now, Dublin Airport is planning a new runway. While the Dublin Port Company’s Masterplan for 2040 includes new and improved facilities.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, freight tonnage at both Dublin Airport and Dublin Port showed strong growth. In fact, it was at a record level. While growth stalled in 2020, the Logistics and Supply Chain Confidence Index reports that industry professionals have a positive outlook for the future.

Growth is expected to return and additional investment has been committed to provide additional capacity. In recent years, international logistics companies like DB Schenker, Kuehne + Nagel, Dachser and DPD have brought investment to the city too.

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