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The EU’s new digital transport regulation will save operators up to EUR 27 billion
The electronic freight transport information (eFTI) regulation has been approved by the EU and will enter into force in August 2024. It establishes a legal framework for road, rail, maritime and air transport operators to share information with enforcement authorities in an electronic format. This is a crucial step as it entails significant benefits for the EU road freight transport.
First Saudi TIR export shipment speeds across UAE border
The first TIR shipment from Saudi Arabia has arrived safely in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Operating under a single customs transit document and a single guarantee, Almajdouie Logistics moved almost 25 tonnes of aluminium across the border, taking advantage of the TIR electronic pre-declaration (EPD) application to reduce waiting times at customs from two days to just four hours.
North American trucking gives first impressions on USMCA
IRU's first virtual dialogue for the Americas brought together North American industry leaders to discuss the recently implemented US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement and its potential impact on cross-border freight transportation services.
How road transport rallied during the pandemic
Like many industries, commercial road transport was seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, operators and their employees stepped up to the plate and their actions have been widely praised.