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Every Minute Counts: Creating a flexible, intelligent pharmaceutical cold chain

    Every Minute Counts: Creating a flexible, intelligent pharmaceutical cold chain

By Barry Heavey, Life Sciences practice lead, Accenture in Ireland I recently had the pleasure to meet Emily Whitehead, the first CAR T cell therapy patient who has now been declared cured of

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ZeroAvia makes aviation history, flying world’s largest aircraft powered with a hydrogen-electric engine

    ZeroAvia makes aviation history, flying world’s largest aircraft powered with a hydrogen-electric engine

Zero-emission flight has taken a giant step forward with ZeroAvia flying the largest aircraft in the world to be powered by a hydrogen-electric engine. The leader in zero-emission aviation took to

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The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

    The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

The National Sustainability Summit, being held on 23rd February, 2023 at The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, will focus on the new opportunities for businesses and enterprising individuals arising

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Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

    Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

Nolan Transport, the European asset based logistics company which is headquartered in Ireland, has stepped forward and invested in the future of today’s supply chain requirements. The world has seen

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Contract signed for Foynes Freight line works

    Contract signed for Foynes Freight line works

Iarnród Éireann has awarded leading Irish builder and contractor John Sisk & Son the contract for the first phase of works to reinstate the Limerick to Foynes rail line for

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Scottish Engineering to Sponsor the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

    Scottish Engineering to Sponsor the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

Scottish Engineering, the industry membership and representative body for manufacturing and engineering in Scotland, has been announced as the Headline Sponsor of the annual Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference &

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Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

    Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

The UK new car market recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in December, with an 18.3% increase to reach 128,462 new registrations, according to the latest figures from the

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Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

    Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

Yeovil-based Leonardo, one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD, has been awarded a C$1 billion (€690

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Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

    Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

The Shannon Estuary has the potential to be the premier location in Ireland for offshore renewable energy as well as a transport hub for Ireland, according to the newly published

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Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

    Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

Building on its commitment to grow an all-electric vehicle range, Ford has invested a further £125 million in its Halewood plant, on Merseyside – increasing capacity by 70 per cent

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Rolls-Royce and easyJet set new world first

    Rolls-Royce and easyJet set new world first

Rolls-Royce and easyJet have confirmed they have set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen. The ground test was conducted on an

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UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

    UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew by 10.7% in October, with 8,740 vans, buses, trucks, coaches and taxis rolling off British factory lines, according to the latest figures released today

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Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

    Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks on the first phase of works to reopen the Foynes to Limerick Rail line, a project which is funded by the

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Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

    Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

The Shannon Estuary presents a unique opportunity and is best placed in Ireland and Europe to develop the Atlantic floating offshore wind industry and help the country reach its climate

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UPS Healthcare announces expansion in Irish market with first-of-its-kind global healthcare facility

    UPS Healthcare announces expansion in Irish market with first-of-its-kind global healthcare facility

UPS has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind healthcare facility in Dublin. Opening in late 2023, the new facility will boast nearly 6,000 sq m of healthcare-dedicated space to connect

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Powering the UK’s battery industry

    Powering the UK’s battery industry

New funding has been announced for the Faraday Battery Challenge. The additional £211 million in funding allows the challenge to exploit the momentum, nationwide learning and industrial support generated since

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Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

    Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

Following years of significant planning, investment and development, the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) has officially launched its new state-of-the-art Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy. The launch of CCT

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West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

    West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture has appointed battery industry technology expert Richard Moore (pictured) to spearhead its strategy and global contact with leading cell manufacturers. This key appointment will support

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£25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

    £25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced winners sharing around £25 million of government funding to assess if projects are ready for scale-up to support the growth of manufacturing and expansion

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University of Strathclyde graduates on track to deliver the world’s first all-electric jet engine

    University of Strathclyde graduates on track to deliver the world’s first all-electric jet engine

Scottish start-up Mako Aerospace based in Dunfermline, has teamed up with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), operated by the University of Strathclyde, to manufacture the world’s first all-electric jet

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Loop Energy grows European footprint with UK expansion

    Loop Energy grows European footprint with UK expansion

Loop Energy, a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells for commercial mobility, will extend its presence in Europe by expanding into the UK. Loop Energy’s newest facility will be

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Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

    Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

Leading foodservice provider Sysco Ireland has revealed plans to double the size of its Northern Ireland operation within five years as part of an ambitious growth strategy. To support this

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Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

    Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

Nyobolt, the pioneer of end-to-end fast-charging battery systems, has secured £50 million funding which will enable the company to enter a stage of manufacturing at scale. The £50 million Series

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UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

    UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

The UK automotive industry’s production carbon footprint fell by -11.2% in 2021 compared with the previous year to reach its

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DPD Ireland delivers its 1 millionth sustainable parcel

    DPD Ireland delivers its 1 millionth sustainable parcel

DPD Ireland has reached the milestone of 1 million sustainable deliveries, with the millionth parcel delivered to An Tánaiste and

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Aston University degree apprentice shows how women in the warehouse are becoming leaders

    Aston University degree apprentice shows how women in the warehouse are becoming leaders

A postgraduate degree apprentice who has just completed the MSc Supply Chain Leadership & Management programme at Aston University has been

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Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

    Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

British automotive manufacturers are calling for urgent action on spiralling costs as new analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers

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Details of Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2) announced

    Details of Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2) announced

Details of the Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2), Ireland’s first Hydrogen Valley have been announced.  GH2 is a consortium consisting of

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Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

    Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in Europe, is planning a £250 million speculative logistics development, which will include

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Britishvolt partners with Prologis to build £200 million West Midlands scale up facility

    Britishvolt partners with Prologis to build £200 million West Midlands scale up facility

Battery pioneer Britishvolt will anchor its UK battery scale up facilities in the West Midlands, with an investment exceeding £200

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New Apprenticeship to Tackle HGV Driver Shortage Launched

    New Apprenticeship to Tackle HGV Driver Shortage Launched

Ireland’s freight and distribution sector has reinforced its commitment to the next generation of employees with the launch  in Atlantic

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Another major export deal for Wrightbus

    Another major export deal for Wrightbus

Leading UK bus manufacturer Wrightbus has announced a second international zero-emission bus deal in a fortnight that will see it

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Lack of Skilled Lift Truck Instructors Poses Possible Safety Risks

    Lack of Skilled Lift Truck Instructors Poses Possible Safety Risks

The warehousing and logistics industry is facing a shortage of qualified Lift Truck Instructors which could lead to safety issues

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REE Automotive makes further progress towards commercial production in Coventry

    REE Automotive makes further progress towards commercial production in Coventry

REE Automotive, an automotive technology company and provider of electric vehicle (EV) platforms, has announced progress towards commercial production, having

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3PL provider extends service offering to support ongoing container challenges

    3PL provider extends service offering to support ongoing container challenges

A leading 3PL provider has extended its service offering to support the ongoing container challenges experienced by UK business. Carlton

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UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

    UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

Vivarail, a British rolling stock manufacturer, has sent a second set of battery train stock across the Atlantic, as the

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AERALIS partners with Hamble Aerostructures

    AERALIS partners with Hamble Aerostructures

Innovative British jet designer AERALIS has announced it is partnering with Hamble Aerostructures, an Aernnova Group company, for integrated manufacturing

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Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

    Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

The Port of Cork Company (PoCC) is celebrating the long-awaited launch of operations in its new Cork Container Terminal (CCT)

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Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

    Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

Rosslare Europort management has announced plans to establish the port, its hinterland and the south-east region as Ireland’s Offshore Renewable

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DHL Express opens new state-of-the-art facility in Blarney, County Cork

    DHL Express opens new state-of-the-art facility in Blarney, County Cork

DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, has opened its new state-of-the-art logistics hub in Blarney, County Cork. DHL

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May

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Report shows UK’s strong position in global transport supply chain

    Report shows UK’s strong position in global transport supply chain

Innovate UK has published a report: ‘Global competitiveness: how does UK transport measure up?’ The report benchmarks the UK transport

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Abbey Logistics Grows Flour Division with Contract from Premier Foods

    Abbey Logistics Grows Flour Division with Contract from Premier Foods

Bulk road tanker specialist Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract to transport all bulk flour produced at Premier

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ICS Cool Energy Invests and Expands its Rental Cooling and Heating Fleet in Europe

    ICS Cool Energy Invests and Expands its Rental Cooling and Heating Fleet in Europe

ICS Cool Energy, an international market leader specialising in complete temperature control solutions for manufacturing process and facilities applications, is

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Dismal year for UK car output but investment recovery and electrified charge brighten outlook

    Dismal year for UK car output but investment recovery and electrified charge brighten outlook

UK car production in 2021 fell -6.7% to only 859,575 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor

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Future engineers on right track after Siemens’ sustainable transport competition

Students and graduates from 15 UK universities in SustainaCity Racer challenge 22 offered access to early career opportunities after the

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Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

    Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

Iarnród Éireann has launch its new Rail Freight 2040 Strategy. Prepared during the European Commission’s European Year of Rail 2021,

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Shippeo at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in Dublin, 23-24 November 2021

    Shippeo at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in Dublin, 23-24 November 2021

Shippeo, a global leader and European specialist in real-time transportation visibility, will be exhibiting and presenting at the National Manufacturing

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Schütz acquires GEM Plastics in Ireland

    Schütz acquires GEM Plastics in Ireland

Schütz GmbH & Co KGaA, a leading manufacturer of high-quality transport packaging, has signed a purchase agreement for 100% of

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Dublin Port Company to open €48 million Dublin Inland Port

    Dublin Port Company to open €48 million Dublin Inland Port

Dublin Port Company (DPC) has announced that Dublin Inland Port will open in early November 2021, with Dublin Ferryport Terminals

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Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

    Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

Iarnród Eireann and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of freight transportation solutions, have launched a new rail freight service in each direction between Ballina,

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Fewer UK Sectors Grow as Staff Shortages Bite

    Fewer UK Sectors Grow as Staff Shortages Bite

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth fell to a six-month low in August, as the impact of labour

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Eatron and WMG win funding for project COBRA

    Eatron and WMG win funding for project COBRA

A new partnership between Eatron Technologies and WMG has been formed for the COBRA (‘Cloud/Onboard Battery Remaining useful life Algorithm)

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Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

    Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

Shipping lines, freight forwarders and haulage companies are under increasing pressure to minimise transport costs, ensure on-time delivery and meet

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Abbey Logistics acquires Welch Hire

    Abbey Logistics acquires Welch Hire

Abbey Logistics Group, which is a leading logistics service provider and one of the UK’s most recognised and respected road

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RTITB’s nationwide Driver CPC service to support firms with multiple transport depots

    RTITB’s nationwide Driver CPC service to support firms with multiple transport depots

RTITB can now arrange for all of an organisation’s Driver CPC Periodic Training to be delivered across the UK within

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Autonomous Vehicle market to be a $50 billion opportunity by 2040

    Autonomous Vehicle market to be a  $50 billion opportunity by 2040

Few mobility technologies hold as much disruptive potential as autonomous vehicles (AVs). Despite having applications in logistics, robotaxis, and personally

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Modern Tyres to invest £5.6 million and create 23 jobs at new Newry manufacturing facility

    Modern Tyres to invest £5.6 million and create 23 jobs at new Newry manufacturing facility

Modern Tyres is creating 23 jobs as part of a £5.6 million investment to diversify its commercial products and services

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