As an export-driven economy on the periphery of Europe and the home of the European or EMEA headquarters for many global players, the transport and logistics sector is a significant and growing sector in Dublin.

As the economy continues to grow and the shift to online retail continues, logistics and storage is expected to be the fastest growing employment sector in Dublin over the coming decade. This will be driven by demand for both passenger and freight transport and associated activities, including storage and courier services. The sector currently accounts for about 5.5% of total employment. Trends are predicted to spur demand for business managers, drivers, plant operators and pilots. CBRE AIB Logistics & Supply Chain Confidence Index 2019 has more.

Dublin Airport has already seen passenger numbers and freight tonnage grow strongly. Planned development is expected to boost activity further. Freight through Dublin Port is also at record levels – additional investment has been committed to provide additional capacity.

The main employers in this sector are:

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