IRU outlines border problems and solutions at Turkic states forum
With shifting trade routes increasing pressure on corridors crossing Central Asia and the Caucuses, IRU unpacked the challenges and solutions at a recent forum with the private and public sector.
Driving resilience and prosperity: road transport leaders head to Tashkent
IRU members, transport companies, development organisations and financial institutions are gathering in Uzbekistan for a key regional conference on pressing transport and transit challenges and emerging opportunities.
Driving the EU: the past, present and future of European road transport
EU authorities, government ministers and industry leaders debated digitalisation, decarbonisation and road transport beyond 2040 at IRU’s special anniversary event celebrating 50 years of representation to the EU.
IRU celebrates 50 years of permanent representation to the EU
IRU is celebrating 50 years of representation to the EU today with a special anniversary event featuring EU authorities, government ministers and industry leaders who will debate the past, present and future of road transport.
Huawei opts for TIR to streamline GCC supply chains
Huawei Group is now benefiting from faster, safer and more efficient road transport connectivity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with the TIR system. To effectively meet growing customer demand, notably for e-commerce, Huawei has turned to TIR to better serve its consumers in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC region.
IRU briefs TRACECA governments on key regional transport trends
As many traditional routes are under immense pressure, the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) region has to unleash its full potential to keep up with growing transit demand. IRU attended TRACECA’s high-level annual meeting to brief member states and observer countries on major border challenges and opportunities confronting the road transport industry due to evolving routes.
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan join United Nations e-CMR protocol
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have acceded to e-CMR, committing to fully paperless goods transport and reinforcing their transition from landlocked to landlinked countries. Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, two countries at the heart of east-west and north-south trade, have acceded to the e-CMR protocol, which will further digitalise goods transport, boosting trade and connectivity.
New TIR centre opens in Iran to meet growing transit demand
IRU member the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) has opened a new TIR office in Bandar Abbas. Iran has issued more TIR carnets than any other country over the past two years.
TotalEnergies joins IRU to build alliances, meet environmental goals
Global multi-energy company TotalEnergies has joined IRU as its newest corporate member.
Amazon joins IRU to boost collaboration on global road transport challenges
Global e-commerce company Amazon has joined IRU as its newest corporate member.
Pioneer Italian road transport organisation FAI joins IRU
The Federazione Autotrasportatori Italiani (FAI) has joined IRU as its newest member.
Leading European transport firm Jan de Rijk Logistics joins IRU
Jan de Rijk Logistics, a leading supplier of European transport and distribution services, has joined IRU as its newest corporate member.
Attracting young drivers: EU dinner debate zeroes in on solutions
Driver shortages are everywhere in Europe, threatening the stability and continuity of mobility and supply chains. IRU’s recent EU Dinner Dialogue in the European Parliament brought together the road transport sector and public authorities to explore solutions.
Eurasian economic forum says transport must digitalise to be sustainable
Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, last week hosted the Eurasian Economic Forum for the first time. This major regional event, bringing together over 2,500 attendees, had an ambitious agenda with 35 sessions, panels and round tables covering various economic subjects, with transport as a core focus.
Erman Ereke takes over as IRU’s General Delegate in Istanbul
Erman Ereke has taken the reigns of IRU’s regional office in Istanbul, Turkey for the Black Sea region today.
Bulgarian Union of International Hauliers joins IRU
The Union of International Hauliers in Bulgaria has become an IRU associate member.