‘Dinosaurs’ land multinational contracts

June 8th, 2017|

BY PATRICK MURTAGH, The Sunday Business Post, May 21, 2017 A personalised approach to customer service was the key to Hawthorn Logistics surviving the recession, and thriving after it. Terry Allen and Martin Cunningham had a wealth of experience between them when they started the Dublin-based company ten years ago. “We’re both dinosaurs of the industry,” Allen said. “I [...]

Hawthorn Logistics celebrated the 10th Birthday

April 21st, 2017|

Hawthorn Logistics recently celebrated their Tenth Birthday in Swords with over 30 colleagues past and present. Established in March 2007 Hawthorn Logistics has grown from a team of 4 to 28 with staff members, implants and warehousing teams covering Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Waterford and Dundalk. Hawthorn Logistics is a wholly Irish owned freight forwarder, offering services [...]

Hawthorn Logistics awarded Certified Haulier status by IAA

May 26th, 2016|

Hawthorn Logistics are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Certified Haulier status by the Irish Aviation Authority of Ireland in May 2016. This follows on from our certification as a fully compliant Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). The certification is under the IAA’s continuing improvement procedures for airfreight security regulation. Hawthorn Logistics [...]

New Requirements for Container Weight Verification

January 29th, 2016|

New Requirements for Container Weight Verification According to a new rule introduced by International Maritime Organisation as of 1 July 2016 a container can be loaded on the ship for export only if it's weight has been verified by shipper. The rule is to be applied globally, but if the container will be [...]

Santa’s Logistics

December 15th, 2015|

Its at this time of year that we see the full worth of a flawless supply chain. There is one man who can’t afford non deliveries, can’t live with missed flights, short shipped goods, weather bound vehicles or any other issue that prevents him from completing his rounds. That man, of course is [...]

Are lithium batteries properly handled now?

November 17th, 2015|

Are lithium batteries properly handled now? Several months ago we have published an update on the new regulations concerning lithium batteries. In a nutshell lithium batteries are considered dangerous goods and should be handled as such. However, according to The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) assistant director for cargo safety and standards, Dave [...]

Are drones revolutionising logistics?

October 27th, 2015|

Are drones revolutionising logistics? The fist Unmanned Aerial Vehicles were developed for military reconnaissance, attacks and deliveries. Their use for commercial deliveries is most strongly associated with Amazon project. For the time being Amazon Prime Air operations are on hold waiting for the response from NASA. For safety reasons a separate part [...]

Increasing demand for logistics specialists

October 13th, 2015|

Increasing demand for logistics specialists The logistics sector is a fundamental part of Irish economy. Currently 48,800 persons are employed in sector’s core occupations. According to the publication Addressing the Demand for Skills in the Freight Transport, Distribution and Logistics sector in Ireland 2015-2020, issued by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN), [...]

Expansion of Augmented reality across industries: Supply Chain

September 28th, 2015|

Expansion of Augmented reality across industries: Supply Chain Augmented reality as a blend between real world and virtual one has been developing for the past decades and is finally, due to technological advances, reaching its true potential. The composite view generated by AR system augments the scene viewed by user with additional information. [...]

Humanitarian Logistics

September 15th, 2015|

Humanitarian Logistics Despite the best and very productive efforts in collecting humanitarian supplies, delivery to those in need is a very difficult task for varying reasons. Shipments to conflict zones and remote areas are obviously among the most challenging ones. Armoured vehicles need to be used for transportation of personnel and medicine; logistics [...]