Africa | Lome
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.
11 Dec 2020 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Lome
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.
12 Oct 2020 · People, Prosperity
South Africa | Geneva
IRU pledges to cut the cost and time of trade in Southern Africa
IRU pledges to cut the cost and time of trade in Southern Africa On the sidelines of the World Congress held in Muscat, IRU signed a memorandum of understanding with South Africa’s Cross-Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA), to reduce barriers to trade in Southern Africa.
13 Nov 2018 · People, Prosperity
India | Bangalore
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.
4 Oct 2018 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Johannesburg
No more running on empty
No more running on empty How a smart, connected platform assists trade, integration and the environment. CEO of EmptyTrips, Benji Coetzee, talks about how her digital company tackles the issue of empty trucks and wasted journeys on South Africa’s roads. From humble beginnings and with vast ambitions, this first online transport marketplace connecting transporters, brokers and shippers is a game-changer in the logistics and goods transport business.
19 Jul 2018 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Geneva
Bringing road transport up to speed
Bringing road transport up to speed Will Petty, leading IRU’s work to professionalise the road transport sector in Africa, looks at the wide-reaching benefits of safer, more efficient, more sustainable road transport services as a means to drive economies in the right direction.
13 Jul 2018 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Nairobi
IRU World Congress regional takeaways: East Africa
IRU World Congress regional takeaways: East Africa In the run-up to the IRU World Congress, we talk to FEAFFA’s John Mathenge and Wanja Kiragu from the East Africa Online Transport Agency, to hear about their expectations for the event and how it might benefit their members and the wider road transport industry of the East African region.
28 Jun 2018 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Yaoundé
IRU highlights training to improve road safety at African Road Safety event
Increased training, the deployment of new technologies and a coherent regulatory environment are the life-saving elements required to reduce the number of traffic accidents in Africa.
18 Jun 2018 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Cotonou
IRU pushes for greater transit efficiency in West and Central Africa region
IRU organised a workshop with the World Customs Organization, Africa Transport Policy Programme (hosted by the World Bank), and the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organisation, gathering representatives from the public and private sectors in Cotonou, Benin, to discuss efficient and effective transit regimes for the region.
27 Apr 2018 · People, Prosperity
South Africa | Geneva
South Africa maps the road to TIR
South Africa maps the road to TIR South African government representatives are meeting with IRU this week to establish a concrete roadmap for implementing TIR to boost the efficiency of international road transport in Southern Africa, and to put in place modern frameworks for regulating access to the regional transport market.
6 Apr 2018 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Durban
Intermodal connectivity holds key to African trade facilitation
Presenting at African Ports Evolution 2017 in Durban today, IRU highlights the role of internationally harmonised transit systems in offering highly effective tools to boost trade across all transport modes.
17 Oct 2017 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Harare
New customs sealing regulations hit Zimbabwe trade
The implementation of new regulations on national customs seals in Zimbabwe is causing significant and costly delays at borders, with trucks waiting for up to five days. A multilateral, mutual recognition transit system would avoid the need for restrictive national procedures.
20 Sep 2017 · People, Prosperity
Sudan | Khartoum
Sudan eyes TIR to spur growth
Meetings in Khartoum put the focus on TIR as a means for Sudan to increase competitiveness as a transit hub, boost exports, generate jobs and expand economic activities.
15 Aug 2017 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Kigali
TIR tipped to spur business growth in Rwanda
A workshop in Rwanda, devoted to the operational aspects of TIR, has highlighted the potential of the system to boost trade facilitation in the region by removing current barriers to the seamless movement of goods across the country’s borders.
7 Jun 2017 · People, Prosperity
Middle East | Muscat
Road transport transformation to enable growth for Oman
IRU joins forces with Oman Global Logistics Group (OGLG) to reinforce the country’s potential as a major logistics hub, served by a robust road transport sector.
17 May 2017 · People, Prosperity
Africa | Geneva
Save Lives: #SlowDown – IRU endorses UN Global Road Safety Week
Save Lives: #SlowDown” – IRU endorses UN Global Road Safety Week. IRU calls for more training, the use of new technologies and standardised speed limits to address the issue of speed management.