On the back of the successful eTIR pilot project between Iran and Turkey, the regional transport industry came together in Istanbul to establish a road map for full digitalisation of Black Sea transport operations.
Setting up an action plan for better regional cooperation and further digital pilot projects – notably along intermodal corridors in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – the workshop championed the use of digital logistics in order to streamline transport and international trade.
With the computerisation of TIR the focus, IRU also presented e-CMR, the digital consignment note, highlighting benefits of transparency and faster data exchange, as the transport industry moves towards a digital transformation.
IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto said,
“We have reached the tipping point in transport, where full digitalisation is now inevitable. IRU is keen to work with our partners across the Black Sea region, to lead the way in pushing forward with e-CMR and the new generation of TIR, so that the benefits to trade and prosperity can unfold.”
The seminar was jointly organised by the Union of Road Transport Associations in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region, IRU, the Permanent International Secretariat of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey.