Transport networks are among the most complex and vital construction projects possible. A good transport network ensures people can get from place to place with ease, whether that's via road, rail or sea.
Road transport includes commercial trucking and road haulage, as well as commuter transport services (Luas, urban / rural bus services, coach and taxi). Road haulage is the most common means of transporting freight in Ireland. This creates a large demand for manpower in this area: HGV drivers, mechanics, warehouse workers, and others are part of the Irish truck transportation and warehousing industry.
Rail Transport - For over 100 years railroad transportation has moved both freight and passengers across Ireland. There is only firm in the railway sector in Ireland is Iarnrod Eireann or Irish Rail.
Goods transported by rail include raw materials such as ore and zinc, forestry products and consignments associated with the food and drink sector. The skills needed to facilitate this will, in the future, be mostly related to ICT as planning and management activities become increasingly computer-based. Greater use of the rail network and the need for efficiencies to improve intensity of use will in turn, call for greater analytical capabilities from managers and planners.
Sea transport is the motor that drives other maritime industries - it has three main aspects to it; Shipping Services, Marine Transport, Ports & Maritime Logistics. Occupations in sea transport include: Harbour master, Ships captain, Deckhands, Ships mate, Marine mechanics - Aircraft pilots are also included in the occupations needed by ferry companies today.