Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA)

Changes taking place from January 2015 in relation to the European Union directive on Fuel Emission that all ferry operators operating in the Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA).
The SECA zone includes English Channel and North Sea that we must travel though when moving your cargo going to/from Mainland Europe.

The current maximum allowed Sulphur content in marine fuels is 1.0% and this will reduce to 0.1% within the Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA).
Effectively this means that traditional heavy fuel oil used in freight ferries will be replaced with more refined fuel oil which is more expensive to purchase.

All the various ferry operators within this area have slightly different but similar systems for calculating the SECA surcharges.

We together have absolutely no control over this forced European taxation, The cost implications are unavoidable with a significant impact on current operating cost that we have to pass onto the customer.

Details that we have received from various ferry suppliers.
http://www.nolantransport.com/Downloads/Ship_files/Irish_Ferries_W.pdf
http://www.nolantransport.com/Downloads/Ship_files/Stena.pdf
http://www.nolantransport.com/Downloads/Ship_files/Brittany_Ferries.pdf
http://www.nolantransport.com/Downloads/Ship_files/MyFerryLink.pdf
http://www.nolantransport.com/Downloads/Ship_files/P_and_O.pdf

Under the new legislation, Irish Sea routes between Ireland – UK will not be included in the SECA area until January 2020, this means that the transport costs between Ireland and United Kingdom will not be effected by new low Sulphur rules at this stage.

Naturally, We are extremely conscious of the difficulties which arise from any increase in transport charges to our customers.

We thank you for your understanding on this matter and please do not hesitate to contact us, should you require further clarification.


Regards,
Kevin Nolan

Friday, 12 September 2014

St. Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange

Nolan Transport was proud to donate money once again towards St. Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange.

Kevin Nolan Presents cheque to Joan and Amanda

Find out more about St Louis Day Care Centre on their Information Leaflet

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

C.R.O.S.S. Rugby Legends Cycle

Nolan Transport helped Vivisical C.R.O.S.S. Rugby Legends Cycle last weekend by transporting over 150 bikes from the Aviva Stadium, Dublin down to Mizen Head.





Nolan Transport travelled over 380km for the cyclist to travel over 665km (from Mizen Head to Malin Head) to raise funds for cancer research.

Well Done to all that participated




Find out more about this event and its great cause at http://crossrugbylegends.com/



Thursday, 13 March 2014

Cake Sale in Aid Of Shave Or Dye

The young kids of Nolan Transport decided to hold a bake sale in aid of the Irish Cancer Society with Today FM's "Shave or Dye" campaign.

The cake sale was held on the 21st of February in the foyer of our New Ross office. There was a vast selection of cupcakes, traybakes, scones and more

They raised over €750 for the cause.
Left-Right: Abbey, Stephanie, Erica, Lucy and Aoife Nolan
Well done to all involved !

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Jumper day

Nolan Transport turned into Santa HQ for our first annual Christmas Jumper Day in aid of the Wexford Marine Watch organisation (http://www.wexfordmarinewatch.com/)

The Christmas Jumpers came in all shapes, sizes, price ranges and DIY specials;
 

We sold an array of cupcakes, minced pies and mulled wine (also had a few gluten free option for the gluten intolerant folk in the office) and have raised over €350 for the cause so far.


About Wexford Marine Watch
‘Wexford MarineWatch’ was established in December 2012 primarily to try and combat a long epidemic of suicides in the  Wexford Harbour and Bridge areas – one of the longest bridges in Ireland today at over 580 metres.

Most of these individuals are not recovered in time and get swept away by the very strong tidal flows in the Harbour. This often results in drawn out lengthy searches, sometimes without success – resulting in distress for the families, the relatives, the search teams and the wider community.  

Wexford MarineWatch is now ONE YEAR OLD – has managed to reduce suicide & accidents in the Harbour from several people a year, to ZERO – proof and testament this this scheme WORKS!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Nolan Transport Training Academy

For years Nolan Transport could only train up to 6 drivers at a time in our small driver training room.


To train all our drivers more efficiently we decided to build a dedicated training academy. This academy has been in place since the beginning of the year.

We have conducted hours of training which include;
  • Driver Induction Training
  • GDP Training
  • Air freight Training
  • Manual Handling Training


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Nolan Transport Take Over The Galley

Our New Ross office staff got taken out on a lovely restaurant cruise last Friday on the Galley Cruising Restaurant, New Ross.

We all had a lovely time on the boat and had a lovely evening, the rain stayed away this year.

A big thanks to all at the Galley Cruising Restaurant for their hospitality.

Thanks to Deborah for the pics