Peak Season for Horticulture & Cut Flowers Sectors

Spring is one of the busiest times of the year for us as the fresh cut flower and horticulture sector is thriving.

Dutch growers produce 7.1 billion euros worth of flowers and plants.

It is known as Europe’s flower market core due to its logistical position within Europe and established international trade relations within the flower business.  Our Dutch transport hub in Poledijk is located in the ideal location for UK and Ireland wholesalers and supermarkets as a source of fresh cut flowers and horticulture items to meet with peaks in demand and off-seasons at home.

Spring is the busiest time of year for Dutch flower exports especially at Aalsmeer Flower Auction in Holland, the world’s largest flower market.  From early March to late May each year we see a significant increase in fresh cut flower exports.  On the lead up to Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter there is a huge demand for particular flowers such as fresh cut roses and tulips.

In Spring, Irish consumers thoughts also turn to their gardens and we see demand surge for transport from Holland to Ireland for horticultural products such as bulbs, live plants, foliage, etc.

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Holland is the primary origin of Dutch flower exports with the UK & Ireland being one of the main destinations.  According to the International Trade Centre trade map, the Netherlands total fresh cut flower exports in 2021 was valued at £4.7 billion.

We are specialists in providing a daily import, distribution and delivery service to the Horticultural sector.  We have been transporting fresh cut flowers to Ireland for over 30 years and each year the volume of fresh cut flower consignments we have carried to Ireland has increased.

Fast & reliable logistics links with Ireland

The quality and reliability of Dutch fresh cut flower production together with its proximity in terms of logistics make it the ideal location for UK and Ireland wholesalers and supermarkets as a source of fresh cut flowers to meet peaks in demand and off-seasons at home.

Irish horticultural importers are comfortable post-Brexit using a responsive mix of direct ferry and UK landbridge routes with an expectation that transport providers provide integrated customs clearance solutions to dynamically ensure exports move cross-border without delays.


HANNON Transport – Temperature Controlled Logistics – Ireland, UK & Europe

Our highly trained teams operate from bases in Northern Ireland, Rotterdam, Dublin & Paris.  Specialising in deliveries of time-sensitive fresh produce within a fully traceable company-owned network.

We offer the Irish temperature controlled horticultural sectors daily full load (FTL) services with our refrigerated fleet covering all of mainland Europe.  Groupage (LTL) service also available from as little as 1 pallet.


Benelux & northern France to Ireland

HANNON Transport can offer a reliable and cost-effective route for horticultural importers and wholesalers doing business with suppliers in Netherlands.

Our highly experienced team has a long track record of delivering innovative, reliable, and scalable transport solutions.  Whether it’s one pallet, a full load or a multi-load consignment we have the people and resources that can deliver for you.

Typically, we can collect your consignment from your supplier in the Netherlands by 2pm Day 1 and have it delivered to your premises in Ireland for Day 3.

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Our fully in-house Customs Administration Team provide complete customs administration solutions to ensure products move cross-border without delays.


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