Global | Geneva
Major transport organisations warn governments’ knee-jerk reaction to Omicron variant puts supply chains at greater risk
World leaders’ knee-jerk reactions to the Omicron variant are putting transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk of collapse, warn international transport organisations and unions representing road, air and sea transport.
3 Dec 2021 · People, Prosperity
Europe | Brussels
Brenner transit: European transport and logistics industry calls on EU Commission President to take action against Austria
Austria's policy to limit goods transport by road in the Tyrol region is increasingly hindering the ability to provide services and move goods through one of the most important transit corridors in the EU, with about 7,000 truck movements per day.
1 Dec 2021 · Prosperity
Eurasia | Moscow
IRU announces best Eurasian operator award winners
IRU has announced the 2021 winners of its Best Eurasian Road Transport Operator awards. Recognising excellence and best practice across a range of areas, including economic performance, corporate social responsibility and the environment, the awards have gone to four road transport operators in Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.
25 Nov 2021 · People
Global | Geneva
IRU and UNECE sign new eTIR MoU on paperless and contactless transit
IRU, the world road transport organisation, and UNECE, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to achieve completely paperless cross-border transit by accelerating implementation of the international eTIR system.
23 Nov 2021 · Prosperity
Eurasia | Tehran
Digitalisation push in ECO countries with eCMR workshop
Governments and businesses in Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) countries have come together in a workshop to discuss progress on eCMR, the digital protocol to the CMR Convention, the UN’s convention for international carriage of goods by road.
22 Nov 2021 · Innovation, Prosperity
Global | Geneva
Despite COP26 progress, action pathways to decarbonise road transport remain unclear
IRU has broadly welcomed the agreement reached at COP26 in Glasgow to reinforce global climate action and to look to speed up decarbonisation plans in the short term, but uncertainty remains on actual delivery pathways.
16 Nov 2021 · Environment
Europe | Bath
European Road Freight Rate Benchmark Q3 2021: European road freight rates at record highs
The European Road Freight Rate Benchmark for Q3 shows that prices have hit historic highs across Europe, driven by a mix of robust economic growth, global supply chain bottlenecks, rising costs and scarce capacity. Ti and Upply are joined by IRU for the Q3 Benchmark for the first time.
3 Nov 2021 · Prosperity
Middle East | Iskendarun
New UAE–Turkey TIR trade route two-thirds faster than by sea
The first TIR intermodal operation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Turkey, via Iran, has been successfully completed with an Emirati truck arriving in the Mediterranean port of Iskendarun today.
20 Oct 2021 · Prosperity
Global | Beijing
IRU calls out global border chaos risk to SDGs at UN Sustainable Transport Conference
IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto has outlined major issues confronting cross-border road transport services that are risking pandemic recovery efforts, and longer-term achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
18 Oct 2021 · Environment
Asia | Bangkok
UN Forum backs road potential of key North-South Asian trade corridor
A key UN Forum on transport connectivity in Asia has heard evidence on the huge trade potential of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INTSC) connecting Russia to India via Iran and Azerbaijan.
18 Oct 2021 · Prosperity
Asia | Almaty
Central Asia eyes digital TIR to ease border congestion
Current COVID border restrictions and post-pandemic economic growth are both driving an increased focus on making trade and transport more efficient and connected across the landlocked countries of Central Asia.
15 Oct 2021 · Prosperity
Middle East | Istanbul
TIR slashes 80% off transit time with new Pakistan-Iran-Turkey corridor
IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto has greeted the successful arrival of two trucks in Istanbul today, launching TIR along the important new Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) trade corridor.