Project underway to assess implications of the Brexit effect on Logistics & Transport


A multi-disciplinary applied research team in Technological University (TU) Dublin is currently working on a project to assess potential post-Brexit implications for the logistics and transportation sector and the impact on movements of goods between Ireland, the other EU Member States, or the United Kingdom.

The project has received funding from the European Union and the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) and is implemented in co-operation with the European Commission’s Structural Reforms Support Service (SRSS). Using scenario-mapping, the project aims to assist in the development of contingency plans to address the changing environment.

Representatives of the Department and the Commission visited TU Dublin and met with Professor David Fitzpatrick, President and with the project team. Thanking them for their support in securing the funding, Declan Allen, Assistant Head, School of Management, said: “This is a very exciting and timely project. My colleagues and I look forward to collaborating with key industry stakeholders. Using a range of data analytics and simulations to explore various scenarios, we aim to build an understanding of both the threats and the opportunities that may face the sector.”

The project team is drawn from the 3S Group (Smart Sustainable Solution for Complex Systems), based in the College of Business, TU Dublin. This unit has considerable experience in applying simulation models and technologies in wide-ranging contexts. Dr Amr Mahfouz, the Project Manager and the leader of Supply Chain Management Team in 3S Group, will lead the scientific team. 

Pictured at the launch of the TU Dublin Logistics Project (L to R):

 Aidan Flynn, General Manager, FTA Ireland; Declan Allen Assistant Head, School of Management; Dr Katrina Lawlor Dean, College of Business; Professor David Fitzpatrick, President TU Dublin; Edward Tersmette, Policy Officer, European Commission, Secretariat General, Structural Reforms Support Service (SRSS); Martin Diskin, Road Transport and Freight Policy Division, DTTAS; Dr. Deirdre McQuillan, Head of Research, College of Business; Dr. Amr Mahfouz,, Lecturer and Project Manager, School of Management; Paul O’Reilly Head, School of Management