South & Southeast Asia | Islamabad
Digital transport makes waves in Islamabad
e-CMR and intermodal digital TIR top the agenda at meetings in Islamabad, underlining support for digitalisation across the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) region – connecting Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey with Eurasian countries.
26 Feb 2018
Middle East | Beirut
Forces of change in the Arab world
IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, took part today in a keynote panel examining the drivers and prerequisites for change in the industry, and what Arab countries need to do to strengthen their transport sectors in response. He also met with UN ESCWA Executive Secretary, H.E. Mohammed Ali Alhakim, where the partnership and common resolve of the two organisations was further strengthened.
21 Dec 2017
Middle East | Beirut
Transport time across Arab region could be halved under TIR
Roundtable discussions in Beirut highlight the potential of TIR to save up to 57% time and 38% cost on intermodal and road transport operations in the Arab region. Aimed at facilitating the flow of goods between the countries of the region, which currently accounts for only 5.2% of trade, and rebuilding foreign trade in the context of political upheaval, discussions focused on possible actions to simplify border procedures and reduce administrative burdens at crossings.
29 Nov 2017
South & Southeast Asia | Mumbai
International North-South Corridor under TIR will cut time and cost of transit
Offering expected time savings of 40%, with a 30% reduction in the cost of trade, the first pilot transports under TIR between India and Iran along the intermodal International North-South Corridor (INSTC) have been set for early 2018 at strategic talks in Mumbai.
27 Nov 2017
Europe | Bandar Abbas
First intermodal TIR operation containing rail, maritime and road legs
The first successful intermodal TIR customs transit system operation involving road, sea and rail on a corridor linking Europe to the Middle East has demonstrated a 5-day time saving, with significant potential to reduce costs and boost trade.
22 Nov 2017
Middle East | Tehran
Iran to use electronic consignment note: e-CMR
The additional protocol to the UN Convention concerning the digital consignment note will enter into force in Iran on 6 February 2018, paving the way for easier and more efficient shipment of goods, facilitating trade and preparing for fully digital logistics operations.
13 Nov 2017
Central & East Asia | Tehran
Spike in Iran trade volumes as TIR smooths regional transit
Iran’s increasingly significant role as a transit country linking Europe, Central Asia and the International North-South Transport Corridor countries, is highlighted by recent increases in volumes of TIR operations.
14 Sep 2017
Middle East | Amman
TIR in focus as Jordanian-Iraqi border reopens
The Jordanian-Iraqi border – a vital route for trade and land transport between the two countries – has reopened this week, casting TIR as a critical tool to provide a much needed mechanism for trade facilitation and transit.