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 (

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
  • Steel 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

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Proudly Sponsors St James GAA Under 16's team

St James GAA under 16's christened their new jerseys in a win in Ferns on Monday.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Nolan Transport Playing a Key Role in the Export of Irish Seafood

Irish Seafood Exports

Ireland's seafood industry has the potential to achieve €1 billion in sales by 2020, according to a BIM conference organised in March this year, entitled "Irish Seafood - Becoming a Global Player".

The Irish seafood sector is currently worth €822 million to the economy, employs approximately 11,000 people and is showing phenomenal growth on the export market with sales up 18% on 2011 to €493 million in 2012. 67% of seafood exports are to Europe with France being the largest market, followed by the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy. (BIM,

The South East

The South East has a long tradition of fishing for European markets. Kilmore Quay is one of the main fishing ports in the country and Rosslare Europort provides direct access to UK and mainland Europe markets. It is, therefore, an ideal location for the many seafood processing companies located in the region. The sector is strong and local seafood companies have experienced steady growth in recent years.

Transportation of Seafood to Europe

An important factor in the success of Wexford seafood exports is the speed at which produce can be delivered to European markets. It is possible for produce landed in County Wexford on a certain day to be delivered in France the following day. Nolan Transport provides temperature controlled trailers for its customers in the seafood industry, allowing both fresh and frozen produce to be delivered in perfect condition. Our trailers carry many kinds of seafood. However, it is mostly shellfish such as mussels, oysters, prawns, scallops, crabs, lobster, prawns, and winkles that are transported two to three times per week.

There are a few different routes to European markets. Sometimes loads are shipped from Rosslare to Pembroke, make the UK land bridge, then shipped from Dover to Calais and dropped at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France for onward distribution in France. Or, they can be brought to the Rungis market near Paris, said to be the world's largest wholesale market for fresh produce. Another route sees shipment from Rosslare to Cherbourg for distribution in the regions of Brittany, Normandy, Poitou Charentes, Aquitaine and the Vendée. It takes one to two days from collection to delivery in France. Loads are also transported to locations in Italy and Spain. Customers can view the status of their jobs at any time on the Nolan Transport Customer Portal. In addition, there is 24 hour monitoring of the trailer temperature with an option to view the temperature on the portal.

Thanks to our temperature controlled units, reliable service and on-time deliveries, Nolan Transport will continue to play an important role in the export of local, high quality seafood to European markets. Let's hope that the sector keeps growing and growing!

- Catherine and Andrzej, June 2013