Transportation business

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  1. Edgar

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    Hallo,

    I am looking to start this business in this year. I would need some additionall information.

    To start my business I need to incorporate Limited company. To start working in freight forwarding do I need some special licence, certificate? As far as I know in some countries before organizing transport company I need to pas CPC international freight management courses.

    1) Do I need to do the same in Ireland?

    2) What about a CMR insurance, is it obligatory? Where can I get it and how could it cost to me?

    Many Thanks.
     
  2. Fergal

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    Welcome to Business Advice Forum Edgar, I'm from Co Louth myself.

    I don't have experience of that industry but I'd suggest that you contact The Irish International Freight Association - IIFA, if they can't answer your questions directly they should be able to inform you as to who can.

    Why do you say that, have you considered starting off as a sole trader?

    Again I'd suggest discussing this with the IIFA. You could also make some calls to insurance companies and insurance brokers. Ask them about the type of insurance they would recommend and how much it would cost you. It will take a little time, but you will learn a lot about your insurance requirements by spending a few hours on the phone.
     
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    Have you solved all your issues already?
     
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    Thanks. for the advice, I will try contact the IIFA.
     
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    Good luck with it Edgar, please do post back to let us know how you get on.
     

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