Dublin’s EFL recruits Byrne Air Freight staff as founder Eddie retires

June Shaw and Chris Radley

Dublin-based freight forwarder EFL International has recruited the staff of Byrne Air Freight after its owner and founder, Ex-Aer Lingus employee Eddie Byrne, decided to retire.

One of Dublin’s last independent airfreight agents, Byrne Air Freight was founded in the early 1980s. Byrne Air Freight’s June Shaw took up her employment with EFL at the start of January and Darren Greene will follow shortly.

The new recruits will help further strengthen EFL’s substantial airfreight activity, it has represented the Hong Kong-based U-Freight Group in Ireland for over three decades.

A spokesperson for EFL said that Byrne Air Freight “will also add Customs expertise as the Irish freight industry gears up for impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union whereby much freight between Ireland and the rest of the world transits the UK, and Brexit could potentially have major implications”. 

EFL International director Chris Radley said: “With the long relationship between our two companies over many years, Eddie decided to direct all his customers and overseas agents to EFL to ensure continuity for the business, staff and, above all, customers. And, I am pleased to report, just about every customer has decided to come over to EFL.”

EFL, which is also a member of the WCA and EGLN global forwarding networks, will maintain Byrne Air Freight’s existing relationships with its overseas agents to maintain continuity.

Chris Radley adds that there is “ample space” at EFL International’s offices and depots to accommodate the new recruits and business. 


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