IRU social affairs body steps up efforts on driver treatment and shortages
Members of IRU’s Commission on Social Affairs (CAS) gathered in Brussels and virtually to discuss key issues facing the road transport sector. During the IRU CAS meeting, participants focused on solutions to driver shortages, which have become a permanent challenge for Europe’s road transport and logistics industry.
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.
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.
Championing road safety in the United Arab Emirates
Safety is the top priority for all transport operators, but safety is also the responsibility of everyone on the road. How can logistics firms drive safety improvements across the board? Meet our member Tristar, who is doing just that with its Quarterly Safety Meeting concept.
IRU, ACEA, T&E and Hydrogen Europe call for more ambitious EU alternative fuels infrastructure
Leading voices in decarbonising EU road transport are urgently calling on EU Member States and the European Parliament to agree on ambitious targets for electric recharging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.
AKANEA joins IRU to drive digital best practice in global supply chains
Leading French software provider AKANEA has joined IRU. Founded more than 30 years ago, AKANEA is an IT services company that develops software and solutions for the international transport, logistics, customs and agri-food sectors.
IRU spearheads industry reform in Togo
IRU is guiding efforts to formalise and professionalise the road transport industry in Togo through the creation of a national road transport federation.
IRU modernises road transport in Togo
With the support of the World Bank, IRU has delivered the third phase of a five-part road transport reform project in Togo.
IRU sets future direction for road transport in times of economic uncertainty and industry disruption
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has today taken the lead in setting the global road transport agenda, by publishing a manifesto that calls on international organisations, governments and industry stakeholders to safeguard the role of road transport in driving economic prosperity.
Safety: Unlocking the business opportunities
IRU reveals its next major event – the IRU Logistics and Innovation Forum – to be held at London’s Heathrow on 21 February 2020.
China unleashes trade potential as four more border points open for TIR
China unleashes trade potential as four more border points open for TIR. The four crossing points with Kazakhstan designated to start TIR operations from 25 March 2019 are Maikapchagai – Jimunai, Dostyk – Alashankou, Kolzhat – Dulata and Bakhty – Baketu. Together with Khorgos, which opened in May 2018, this move means that all five China-Kazakhstan border crossings will be fully TIR operational.
Helping transport operators manage their carbon footprint
Helping transport operators manage their carbon footprint
TIR to combat illicit trade
IRU addresses the world’s customs and international organisations in Shanghai this week, highlighting the security benefits of TIR as China forges ahead to lead the global effort to combat illegal cross-border activities.
Thailand is set to make road transport gains
IRU was in Bangkok this week at UN meetings on best practices, global standards and road transport and transit facilitation tools in Thailand and beyond.
Pakistan launches first outbound TIR transport
The first Pakistan TIR transport leaves Karachi today, bound for Kabul via Peshawar and Jalalabad. IRU member, PNC-ICC, issued the first TIR carnet this week to Pakistani transport operator, TCS Logistics, ahead of the departure today, which is marked by a ceremony in Karachi.
The changing logistics industry: Africa, India and the Middle East
Alagu Balaraman, Partner and Managing Director of Indian Operations at CGN Global, highlights the critical drivers of change in logistics. He warns the industry to stay ahead of the curve so not to lose out on the opportunities.
Digital leaders push innovative value added transport services
IRU’s Commission on Services (CSE) met in Geneva this week to add fuel to the digitalisation drive, harnessing the power of IRU member associations to lead the market in value added services across the world.
Vietnam is on course to accede to TIR
IRU and Vietnam Customs agree a joint action plan supporting Vietnam’s accession to the TIR Convention.
First TIR trucks leave Iran bound for Pakistan
The first TIR operations from Iran to Pakistan signal the start of TIR in Pakistan and the activation of the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad trade corridor.
EU digital logistics platform puts e-CMR to the test
IRU members in Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Romania and Serbia will start testing electronic consignment notes (e-CMR) on cross-border transport as part of a European Commission (EC) funded project.
China-Russia transport deal to fuel trade prospects
China and Russia sign a bilateral international road transport agreement to boost economic and trade cooperation during the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Qingdao, China.