The hands-on approach

29 November 2016

Ray Moran International offer a wide range of services to suit their customers needs

Ray Moran International offer a wide range of services to suit their customers needs

The friendly and experienced management team at Ray Moran International Transport is dedicated to working with you in order to provide the correct logistics and transport solution that will achieve the desired results for your business.

Ray Moran International Transport was established in 1997 and is based in Wexford town, 15km from Rosslare Europort, within easy access to Dublin and the south and west of Ireland.

The company has grown considerably since then and now runs forty trailers with a customer base of over 500 customers all over Europe, working mainly for the leading freight forwarding companies.

Their operational team, which consists of Managing Director Ray Moran, PJ Boxwell and Bobby Butler, are very professional with backgrounds in haulage and freight forwarding, so they have many years of experience on both sides of the transport industry.

Ray Moran International runs a variety of different trailers but specialise in the transport of dry freight including pharmaceuticals, computers, machinery and general cargo. They are licensed and equipped to carry hazardous cargo on request.

As far as the team at Ray Moran International are concerned, the client always comes first. They are absolutely dependent on their reputation and will always go that extra mile to keep their customers happy. 

It is imperative that they operate in a professional and reliable manner for all clients. They rely on the word of their customers to maintain their reputation and to that end you will find them courteous and reliable at all times.

The personal approach has stood them in good stead in the past and, as a result, they are recognised in the industry for their reliability with their customers.  

“We're a small company but we're big enough to handle anything,” Ray Moran stated. “Myself, PJ and Bobby are very much hands-on. We're all in our late 40s and we've each worked in the business for over 25 years.”

“We know the ins and outs of the business fairly well and appreciate what our customers need. We can micro-manage jobs and we think our customers appreciate that. 

“You will find us doing everything from operations, sales, dealing with drivers, trucks etc and we're on call 24/7. The way we look at it is that you're only as good as your last job and we won't take on a job unless we can do it properly.”

Ray Moran International offer a wide range of services to suit their customers needs: deliver accompanied haulage; full loads/part loads; temperature controlled; transport of ADR (hazardous cargo); multi collections/deliveries; satellite tracking; split door fridges; box trailers/double floor trailers; side loading/roof loading trailers and block bookings on all ferry routes.

They service the following countries weekly: Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. In addition, they also cover Austria, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, the UK, the Czech Republic and Greece.

They are not a groupage operator but they will load part loads providing they can put something together with them at the time. Ray and his management team are more interested in full loads or selling the full trailer for multi collections/deliveries.

“Following the recent acquisition of two Scania trucks, we presently have nine trucks of our own in addition to 25 regular sub-contractors. Our experienced drivers are focused on delivering a quality service to ensure that our customers' product arrives on time in the same condition that it is dispatched in.”

“We were very busy in January, February was quiet and March was okay,” replied Ray when asked how the current economic climate was treating the company.

“Exports seem busy enough but imports have been more difficult as we must compete with the container option and cheaper transport from Eastern Europe. There is growth in this country, but some other countries are not doing as well as we are doing. The Italian, Dutch and the German economies, are not performing as well so there is a counter effect to that.

“At all times, we are trying to grow our company and keep our trucks up-to-date. As Irish trucking companies go, we are up there with the rest as regards equipment and technology. In general, Irish hauliers have come a long way in the last 10 years, and would be on the same level as the best in Europe.

“Our trucks are fitted with satellite tracking and online temperature tracking on the fridges. The use of Telematics helps us keep on top of running costs, as we try to stay competitive in a tough market.”

Ray Moran International Transport Ltd
M19 McConnell Business Hall, Strandfield Business Park, Wexford
Tel: 00353 53 9147834
Mobile: 00 353 (0)87 236 2667
Fax: 00353 53 9147835

Taken from Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 19 No 3, April 2016 



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