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IRU Media Prize awarded to journalist Mike King from Breakbulk, USA

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IRU Media Prize awarded to journalist Mike King from Breakbulk, USA

23 Oct 2018 Geneva

IRU today announces the winner of the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade.

The IRU Media Prize celebrates the significant contribution of journalists to current debate within the transport sector, and coincides with the upcoming IRU World Congress in Oman, 6-8 November 2018, the new global event for road transport, mobility and logistics.

Mike King is a multi-award-winning journalist, as well as a shipping and logistics consultant. His piece, entitled “Trouble with Truckers”, addresses issues such as driver shortage and new opportunities for transport through e-commerce.  

IRU received entries from across the world, signifying a strong interest in the industry among journalists. Mike King’s entry was one of three shortlisted. The other two finalists were Ilker Altun from Kargo Haber and Jonathan Andrews from Cities Today.

“I am looking forward to personally congratulating Mike in Oman at the IRU World Congress, where we will recognise his and the media’s important work to push debate around the critical issues for the road transport industry – and beyond,” said IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto.

The competition was open to journalists from international and regional media who published or broadcast original reports. Articles or broadcasts were submitted in English or Arabic, with eligible works published between 19 June and 10 October 2018. Stories were judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and clear reporting.


For further information, please contact:

Karen Mazzoli 
Senior Manager, Media and Communications, IRU 
+41-22-918 27 96 (direct)
+41-79-633 89 53 (mobile)

IRU World Congress

The new global event for road transport, mobility and logistics. 6-8 November 2018, Muscat, Oman