Kestrel delighted to announce - operating as agent for OOCL in Ireland
IRELAND : +353 1 906 1825

Kestrel Group will enter the Irish market effective on the 1st November 2015

Operating as Kestrel Liner Agencies (Ireland) Ltd it will open its first office in Dublin, which will be swiftly followed by Cork and Belfast.

Taking over the business of Greenco Shipping, the existing shareholders and employees will join the new company.

Kestrel Liner Agencies (Ireland) Ltd will represent Hoegh Autoliners, Tropical, Universal Africa Line, Cargo Levant, Nirint Shipping, Ecuadorian Line, South American
Independent Line, Onego, Fednav and Nordana.

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Andy Thorne, Group Chairman of Kestrel said:

"Following our growth last year, opening in San Francisco in May and Cape Town in November, I am delighted that we have been able to conclude this expansion into
Ireland. This is great news for the whole of the Irish market, giving shippers and consignees greater choice of carrier, and principals extended coverage.

Kestrel is the first new Liner Agency business in Ireland for many years and I am certain that our stellar growth experienced elsewhere will be mirrored here. I am delighted
that John Lalor, Bob Kevitt and their team are joining us.

We will be recruiting additional sales personnel in Dublin, Cork and Belfast to assist us to grow the business. We are looking for self motivated freight people to join us, so if
you know how to find logistical solutions for customers, are relationship driven and want to join Europe's fastest growing Liner Agency business, please do contact us."

Kestrel, formed in 1994, is the only shipping company to be named in the Queen's birthday honors list, receiving the much coveted Queen's Award
for International Trade.

Further planned expansion for 2016 includes the UAE and additional offices in the Caribbean.

For more information please go to or contact:
Andy Thorne (group chairman)
Bob Kevitt
John Lalor

Our Dublin office address is:

Kestrel Liner Agencies (Ireland) Limited
Unit 10, 4075 Kingswood Road, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin D24 C56E, Ireland
Tel: +353 1 906 1825



Bob Kevitt
m: +353 86 173 7348


Joe Gearty
m: +353 87 983 9711


Jonathan O'Keeffe
m: +353 86 405 4518


John Lalor
m: +353 86 836 9169