IRU is the trusted voice for mobility and logistics, upholding the interest of bus, coach, taxi and truck operators as well as the broader mobility and logistics industry.
Funding available to improve safe and secure parking areas across Europe
IRU welcomes the recently published call for proposals released by the European Commission, committing €60 million to improve the safe and secure parking areas (SSTPAs) network across Europe. The priorities for the investment will include development of new SSTPAs approximately every 100km along the TEN-T core road network and upgrades to the safety, security and services of existing rest areas.
World’s largest intelligent logistics information platform joins IRU
World’s largest intelligent logistics information platform joins IRU - YMM, the world’s largest intelligent logistics information platform, has joined IRU bringing over 4,000,000 registered drivers of Heavy Goods Vehicles and 900,000 registered cargo owners into the global network.
European Commission’s combined transport proposal: forcing modal shift will not work
IRU warns that the proposal to modernise an outdated combined transport directive fails to consider the need for an overall improvement to the multimodal freight transport and logistics network and focuses too strongly on forcing freight off roads and transferring it to other modes of transport. The revision of the directive comes as part of the set of legislative proposals from the Clean Mobility Package.
Trilateral agreement to open Asian Highway network
The trilateral intergovernmental agreement was signed by the transport ministries of China, Mongolia and Russia at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Ministerial Conference on Transport in Moscow. Eliminating transit barriers and significantly reducing delivery times, the agreement will facilitate international road transport along the Asian Highway network.
Europe’s tourism sector welcomes 2018 as EU-China Year of Tourism
IRU, as part of the Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism (NET), welcomes the designation of 2018 as EU-China Year of Tourism. The announcement was first made by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, at the EU-China summit in July 2016.