Sea Freight Imports

IPS Groupage Services provides a fully integrated Deep Sea consolidation service operating from all major commercial centres throughout the world.

  • Highly competitive rates

  • Quickest transit times

Our Partners


Vanguard Logistics

IPS represents Vanguard USA and Vanguard China


ECU Worldwide

IPS represents ECU Worldwide.




IPS represents Vanguard, the number one consolidator in America for both Groupage and Full Loads.

Vanguard operates from 14 Major hubs and 35 Feeder hubs in the USA where they consolidate Groupage shipments to all worldwide destinations. We operate Weekly Direct USA-Ireland Consolidations making us the number one choice for both US exporters and Irish importers/freight agents. We cover all USA origins from Seattle and Los Angeles in the west to Boston and Miami in the east. Due to the geographical spread of offices coupled with the large volumes moving we can provide the most competitive trucking prices coupled with the fastest service possible. For Full Loads from the USA, Vanguard has negotiated competitive pricing arrangements so that we know that these will be the keenest in the marketplace.


IPS represents Vanguard China, who have 17 receiving depots spread throughout China.

Again, we are the leader in consolidation containers to Ireland both in terms of services and frequency. We load Weekly Direct Groupage Containers from the following origins to Dublin; the other depots are feeder stations to these main depots. Weekly from: Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Qingdao, Feeder Depots: Fuzhou via Xiamen, Zhuhai via Shenzhen, Guangzhou via Shenzhen, Jiangmen via Shenzhen, Hangzhou via Ningbo, Nanjing via Shanghai, Shantou via Shenzhen, Shunde via Hong Kong. We have negotiated special rates and guaranteed space allocations with 3 of the main shipping lines to ensure we can provide the best possible service coupled with a competitive rating structure. We can also provide a very competitive rating structure for Full Loads based on these preferential rates.


In Taiwan IPS represents the Oriental Group of Companies who are listed as one of the top 3 consolidators in Taiwan.

We operate Direct Dublin Consolidated Containers on a weekly basis to Dublin. As Taiwan has 3 chief ports namely Taichung, Keelung and Kaohsiung. We operate a weekly trucking service to collect cargoes from these ports to consolidate so we can guarantee Direct Dublin Containers on a weekly basis. Our service can achieve a transit time of 10 – 12 days quicker than our competition that have to ship via Hong Kong or Mainland Europe due to their volume of cargo.


IPS represents Ecu-Line Singapore, who ship Direct Dublin Container on a weekly basis and have a transit time of 28 days.

Ecu-Line Singapore consolidate cargoes from all over South East Asia, we handle cargoes from Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Thailand and Pakistan through this hub. We can offer through rates from these origins to Dublin.


In India we represent Allcargo who have 285 agents’ offices spread throughout the country.

We operate guaranteed Weekly Dublin Direct Containers from Mumbai, Nhava Sheva and New Delhi to Dublin. The transit time from Mumbai to Dublin is 29 days and from New Delhi 37 days. These services are by far the fastest possible services to Ireland. For other Indian origins we routed either via these hubs or in the case of Chennai, Kolkata, Tuticorin and Bangalore, these are routed either via Antwerp or Singapore.

South America/Mexico-Ireland

In South America and Mexico IPS represents Ecu-Line who have offices in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico.

We move these imports via Antwerp where we load Weekly Dublin Containers. Ecu-Line is a major operator in South America and have all the licences required to operate in various countries.


In Africa IPS represents Ecu-Line who have offices in South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Nigeria and Cameroon.

We feed all the cargoes from the continent of Africa via Ecu-Line, Antwerp to link up with the Antwerp-Dublin service.

Australia/New Zealand-Ireland

IPS represents Vanguard who have their own offices in Australia and in New Zealand.

The cargo from these areas is shipped via Vanguard, Hong Kong where we can achieve the best possible transit times coupled with competitive rates.

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