Kyrgyzstan goes paperless with e-CMR
Kyrgyzstan has acceded to the e-CMR protocol, which will further digitalise goods transport and enhance security and competitiveness.
IRU launches interactive Ukraine-EU border crossing map
IRU has published a new interactive map for trucks moving between Ukraine and neighbouring EU countries.
Some progress, but clarity still needed: Mobility Package 1
Taking stock of the progress made, key road transport players participated in the fifth IRU workshop on the enforcement of the EU’s Mobility Package 1. The workshop built on IRU’s continuous work to bring clarity to enforcement since the Package’s adoption two years ago and since the last set of Mobility Package 1 rules became applicable several months ago.
UPS: Delivering sustainable logistics and smart recharging
We spoke with UPS about the company’s environmental vision, the importance of maintaining renewable biofuels as an option for the sector, the need for investment support in establishing reliable and smart electric recharging grids and what steps UPS is taking to reach its goal of fuelling 40% of ground operations with alternative fuels by 2025.
IRU welcomes new EU safe parking funding but more targeted measures needed
IRU, the world road transport organisation, welcomes the call for proposals, which was published yesterday, to access a total of EUR 250 million in the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding to improve the network of safe and secure parking areas (SSTPAs) across the European Union (EU).
Flagship UN conventions support LLDC post-pandemic recovery
Turkmenistan’s Caspian Sea town of Awaza hosted the Ministerial Transport Conference of Landlocked Developing Countries, which was organised jointly by the Government of Turkmenistan and the Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. The high-level event brought together representatives from 39 countries and 34 international organisations.
MELI reaches 4,000 drivers certified on IRU RoadMasters hydrocarbon programme
IRU partner Middle East Logistics High Institute (MELI), a subsidiary of Almajdouie Group, has trained, assessed and certified over 4,000 truck drivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) by following and applying the standards set by IRU to ensure a high quality of service in the transport of dangerous good by road.
Benchmark of European road freight rates in Q2 2022: European road transport prices break new records
Inflation, weakening demand, social instability and the war in Ukraine are leading to tumultuous developments in road freight prices, reveals the Ti / Upply / IRU Road Freight Rate Benchmark for Q2 2022. For the first time, this edition offers a separate analysis of the evolution of spot and contract rates.
TIR needed to boost connectivity of landlocked developing countries
The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the Republic of Botswana conducted, in close collaboration with World Trade Organization (WTO), a session on improving the connectivity of landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) last week. The session took place during the Aid for Trade Global Review 2022.