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John Raymond Transport (JRT) and the Nolan Group are pleased to announce the purchase of the business of TT Express (Oldham) Ltd

18/09/2017 08:34 AM

Wexford Business Award Winner 2017

30/05/2017 12:40 PM

We attended the Wexford Business Awards 2017 which were run by the Wexford Chamber of Commerce last Friday night.  Nolan Transport was extremely successful on the night.

Following the application and interview process, we were shortlisted for two awards, the Wexford Large Company of the Year and the Wexford Export & Logistics Award.  The competition in both categories was very tough, with well-known companies from a diverse business range such as Pettit Group, BNY Mellon, Atlantis Seafood Wexford and The Griffin Group some of the finalists in the Large Business category.

We were very pleasantly surprised to win both the awards!

Wexford Large Company of the Year sponsored by PwC

  • Winner: Nolan Transport
  • Joint Runner Up: Pettitt Group
  • Joint Runner Up: Griffin Group

Wexford Export & Logistics Award sponsored by Rosslare Europort

  • Winner: Nolan Transport
  • Joint Runner Up: Scurri
  • Joint Runner Up: Rochefreight Ireland Limited

The final award of the night was for the Overall Business of the Year, which all the winners of the 16 different awards were entered into.  We were again up against very strong competition, including The Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival and Datapac, but we were crowned the Overall Business of the Year!

Wexford Overall Business of the Year Award sponsored by Wexford County Council

  • Winner: Nolan Transport

Wexford Chamber of Commerce have written a piece about the night, which you can read here: and includes:

Nolan Transport, having won both the Large Company of the Year Award and the Export & Logistics Award, also took the coveted Business of the Year Award 2017.  Kevin Fitzharris, Ireland and UK Business Development Manager with the Company, accepted the Award on behalf of Team Nolan.  Kevin said "We have developed into one of Europe's leading transport companies, this acknowledgement by Wexford Chamber means a lot to all at Nolan Transport".

Danger Junction - We have planning permission for a roundabout

28/10/2016 02:51 PM

Wexford County Council have put up planning permission for


Thanks to everyone for your support, we will keep you updated

Nolan Group acquires John Raymond Transport Limited

07/09/2016 05:03 PM

We are pleased to announce today, the acquisition of John Raymond Transport Limited, a long established UK Based Transport, Warehousing & Distribution Company with operating centres in Bridgend, Cannock and Swindon.
John Raymond Transport Limited, a business having 63 years of experience, will be now be part of the Nolan Group. Together with the Nolan Groups 50 plus years of experience this gives us over a century combined years of experience. This presents new opportunities for both businesses to complement each other and provide customers with other services and opportunities to further grow their businesses with us.
This acquisition will help our organisation to continue its growth within the UK. We welcome John Raymond Transport Limited to the Nolan Group.

Darkness Into Light

11/05/2016 05:22 PM

Back in March a few of our staff decided to do fundraising for Pieta House linking in with their Darkness Into Light event. After researching Pieta house they were made aware that It costs approximately €1,000 to successfully bring one person through a full suite of therapy sessions and into the light, they decided to set this as their target.

Nolan Transport are proud to announce that not only did they reach their target, they exceeded it raising:

After a few weeks of brainstorming, they decided on a few fundraising ideas that they believed would help reach their target. These fundraising events all finished on the the 6th of May, the day before the Darkness Into Light event

The Events Included:

Coin Jar

For loose change. With a guess the amount competition on the final day.


A good old fashion monster raffle with great prizes donated by local businesses

Duck Race

This was our main event, an event seen in many local rural events. For this they needed a race track and some rubber ducks. They were able to source the rubber ducks online from overseas – they are ducks afterall! but for the track they enlisted one of our part-time carpenter staff members Kevin Fitzharris who exceeded everybody’s expectations with a superb state of the art Duck track J  (No animals were harmed in this fundraiser) 
There was a great atmosphere on the day of the race

Darkness Into Light

Not only did they have a busy day on Friday but they were up for a 4:15am start for the Darkness Into Light run/walk. The group participated in the event in both Enniscorthy and Kilkenny.



The fundraising team called to many local businesses to ask for a donation of prizes for the events. They were overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness off all involved.

We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the below businesses:

Ramsgrange Day Care Centre Christmas Dinner

05/01/2016 11:33 AM

Nolan Transport sponsored our yearly Christmas Dinner, on the 17th of December, for the Ramsgrange Day Care Centre

Nolan Transport Sponsors Park Rangers AFC U13 team

04/12/2015 09:13 AM

Nolan Transport proudly sponsors Park Rangers AFC U13 Team with fabulous new jerseys

Nolan Transport Supporting Cork Calais Refugee Solidarity Fundraiser

30/09/2015 05:25 PM

Nolan Transport featured on the RTE Six One News on Monday 28th September 2015 with the work we are doing with the Cork Calais Refugee Solidarity Fundraiser

Courtesy of RTE: Taken from RTE player

ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Certified

14/09/2015 11:41 AM

Nolan Transport is now ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Certified

We would like to thank our compliance team (especially Allan and Kathleen) for all their hard work helping us achieve another two ISO certificates (to go along with our ISO 9001:2008)

IRU Accreditation - Safe Loading and Cargo Securing

24/06/2015 04:22 PM

We have now obtained IRU accreditation status in Safe Loading and Cargo Securing as per guidelines for the international safe load securing for road transport. 

The HSA and the IRU have worked in conjunction with each other to draw up these guidelines for the safe movement and securing of loads for road transport throughout Europe. 

We are the first transport company to achieve this status in Ireland and the UK 

Well done to everyone involved for their hard work and effort in securing this accreditation.

ST James Feile Under 14 Team 2015

27/05/2015 05:31 PM

Nolan Transport proudly sponsors St James GAA under 14's Team

St James U12 Camogie Team New Jersey Sponsored by Nolan Transport

27/05/2015 01:04 PM

Nolan Transport proudly sponsors St James GAA under 12's Camogie Team

Congratulations to Campile United

16/12/2014 10:37 AM

Congratulations to Campile United for their 2-0 win on Sunday the 7th
Campile United experienced their first victory of the season when central midfielder David Saridakis struck for two second-half goals.

Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA)

12/11/2014 09:56 AM

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.

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.

Kevin Nolan

St. Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange

12/09/2014 05:37 PM

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

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

10/09/2014 04:30 PM

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

Cake Sale in Aid Of Shave Or Dye

13/03/2014 08:21 AM

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 !

Christmas Jumper day

19/12/2013 12:22 PM

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!

Nolan Transport Training Academy

16/10/2013 11:30 AM

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

Nolan Transport Take Over The Galley

27/08/2013 10:08 AM

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

Proudly Sponsors St James GAA Under 16's team

07/08/2013 11:55 AM

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

Proudly Sponsors St James GAA Under 12s team

13/07/2013 02:03 PM

Nolan Transport proudly sponsors St James GAA under 12's team. 

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

25/06/2013 03:44 PM

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

Logging on at the Men's Shed

31/05/2013 01:02 PM

It was great to see a picture of Daithi at the Men's Shed using the PC we donated in the New Ross Standard this week.

Daithi Brindley at the computer which was kindly donated to the chairman of the Men's Shed Lalo Malone By Nolan Transport

Nolan Transport Supports Operation "Slow Down"

30/05/2013 12:00 PM

As you may be aware the Garda Siochana have issued a statement for Operation "Slow Down" 2013 which states;

From 7am on Friday 31st May to 7am on Saturday 1st June, An Garda Siochana, along with other stakeholders, will run Operation "Slow Down".

The objectives of the Operation are to raise awareness of the dangers of inappropriate and excessive speed, reduce the number of speed related collisions, and therefore save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

Nolan Transport have been conducting our own "slow down" initiative over the last few months by placing a speed limit advisory sign in our yards and sticking an image of it on all of the drivers pay slips;

By decreasing your speed by just 5 km/h it would not only save lives but it will also cut fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.

Read more about cutting fuel consumption and pollutant emissions @

Read more about "Operation Slow Down" on the Garda website @