IRU President, Christian Labrot this week meets with Michael McCormack, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, to discuss the role of harmonised global transport standards like TIR in trade and transport facilitation, the digitalisation of logistics, road safety, and the decarbonisation of transport.
Mr Labrot is also keynote speaker at the Roads Australia/International Road Federation conference in Sydney, presenting the future of commercial road transport to industry leaders from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
Addressing the road infrastructure community, he calls on the sector to work together with the operator community to embrace innovation, address future challenges and collaboratively manage the transition to future mobility at a global, national and local level.
Outlining IRU positions on autonomous vehicles, new fuels, road safety and growing urbanisation, he asks whether road providers are ready for change and appeals for synergy between hard and soft road infrastructure to futureproof the industry and the economies it supports.
Further meetings with key transport leaders involve the Australian Trucking Association, Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry for Roads, Maritime and Freight and the Institute of Transport Logistics Studies, University of Sydney.