High Demand for Irish Beef In France

The Irish beef sector is highly export oriented and witnessing an increase in demand.  Data from Central Statistics Office in 2023 shows that Ireland exports 8.4 tonnes of bovine meat for every tonne imported.

Moreover, this Summer’s 2024 Olympics and Paralympics held in Paris, is set to attract millions of visitors maintaining meat consumption over the upcoming months.

Relaxation of the cost-of-living crisis across Europe seems to have prompted un uptick in demand again for high-quality meat, with Irish beef being a top choice known for its focus on quality, sustainability, and traceabilityFurthermore, the UK Landbridge remains optimal route for fresh produce in and out of Ireland to/from northern Europe.   

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France has seen a 5% reduction in beef produce the past two years and is set to fall by a further 1.2% this year (Groupe Economie du Bétail GEB (Institut de l’Elevage) (2024).  This decrease in production has seen an increase of meat imports to France to compensate for the decline in slaughtering.

HANNON Transport continue to see strong demand for transport of Full Load (FTL) and Groupage (LTL) meat consignments from Ireland to France and wider Benelux, both from current long-standing customers and on-boarding new customers from large exporters to small-medium sized companies. High-quality beef produce remains attractive to French consumers, giving Irish producers a competitive advantage as they are poised to meet demand with their premium products.

Irish Meat Export Value 2023

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Summer Olympics and Paralympics 2024 Boosting Irish Meat Exports to France

This 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are set to take place in Paris, France which are expected to attract more than 15 million tourists to the city.  This influx of visitors is set to maintain meat consumption in France over the summer months, presenting an ideal opportunity for Irish meat exporters to increase their market presence.

Additionally, French foodservice sector sales have been valued at €140 billion in 2023 with predictions of further growth in 2024 (Maddren, E. (2024).  It is highlighted that meat alongside seafood have the largest opportunity to supply full-service restaurants with a focus on quality, taste, sustainability, and traceability. HANNON Transport has seen a corresponding growth in demand for meat exports to France, from both long-standing both from current long-standing customers and on-boarding new customers from large exporters to small-medium sized companies.

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At HANNON Transport, we ensure optimal temperature-controlled transportation to maintain the fresh quality of Irish meat throughout its journey to France. Our temperature-controlled vehicle fleet allows goods to remain fresh throughout the journey, which retains the integrity of products. With our advanced monitoring systems, we guarantee that optimal temperature is maintained at every stage of transportation.

Ireland no.2 for bovine meat imports to France

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Irish Beef Exports Thrive in the French Market

The Irish meat export sector is highly export orientated with 90% Irish beef exports sent to the EU marketplace, including major countries, France, Germany, and Sweden.  We’ve witnessed a substantial increase in the volume of both Full Load (FTL) and Groupage (LTL) shipments of Irish bovine meat exports (Commodity Group 0201 “Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled”) destined for the French market.

Irish Beef, recognised for superior quality and taste receives high demand in France. French importers and consumers value grass-fed meat.  This is supported by quality feeding grounds across Irish fields for cattle contributing to their health and wellbeing.  Irish beef natural grazing and nutritional diversity successfully contributes to the rich flavourful profile of Irish meat.  The market often favours low volume, high-quality groupage consignments, catering to the preferences of French consumers who prioritise premium food products.

Relaxation of the cost-of-living crisis across Europe seems to have prompted un uptick in demand for high-quality meat and Irish beef in particular and prompted importers to search for reliable sources of quality food products.  Irish beef is a consistent favourite, boasting strong sustainability credentials and consumer appeal.  This relaxation has sparked a significant return in demand within France highlighting a huge opportunity for growth in the Irish meat export market for 2024.

Fast & Reliable Logistics Links with Ireland

Utilising our in-house fleet, facilities, and dedicated Customs Clearance Team, HANNON Transport offer a comprehensive one-stop-shop solution.   This integration of transportation and customs clearance services presents an attractive proposition for both Irish exporters and French end-customers alike.

Irish meat and dairy exporters are now very comfortable post-Brexit using a responsive mix of direct ferry and UK Landbridge routes with an expectation that transport providers can provide integrated customs clearance solutions to dynamically ensure exports move cross-border without delays.

HANNON Transport has over 25 years’ experience delivering European palletised Full Load (FTL) and Groupage Services (LTL)  for customers of all sizes.

Fast, flexible and reliable logistics links with Ireland.

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Our highly experienced team has a long track record of delivering innovative, reliable, and scalable transport solutions.

  • The HANNON Group is one of Ireland’s leading transport and logistics providers.
  • We are specialists in temperature-controlled logistics. (Chilled, Frozen & Deep-Frozen)
  • Fully owned fleet and facilities offering a closed-loop service to customers.
  • Total system visibility (tracking and tracing)
  • All movements co-ordinated through HANNON Transport planning teams in Dublin and Northern Ireland
  • Highly experienced team delivering innovative, reliable, and scalable transport solutions.

Ireland’s regulations and traceability systems ensure that every product can be traced to its origins, which accentuates to French customers the sustainability and safety of their food, driving the success story of Irish beef. This is physically delivered through our fast, flexible, and reliable logistics links with Ireland.

Get in touch to find out more about our temperature-controlled services direct to France and other markets across Europe.

Dedicated service for high volume consignments.

HANNON Transport has seen both the value and volume of Irish meat (Commodity Group 0201 “Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled”) consignments direct to France grow considerably in the last two to three years.  We take pride in playing a vital role in this journey, ensuring that quality products reach their destination with efficiency, reliability, and highest standards.

HANNON Transport is your trusted partner for transporting perishable goods across borders. Our highly trained teams operate from bases in Dublin, Northern Ireland, Rotterdam & Paris.  Specialising in deliveries of time-sensitive fresh produce within a fully traceable company-owned network. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
Countries that we cover with groupage orders:

• Netherlands
• Belgium
• Germany
• France
• Switzerland

We depart every day with Full Loads FTL to both UK & Continental Europe.

Our fleet of over 600 modern standard temperature-controlled trailers can carry 26 loaded standard pallets 1,000 x 1,200 (13 each side) or 33 loaded Euro pallets 800 x 1,200.

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