Eurasia | Tashkent
TIR: from Iran to Uzbekistan, through Afghanistan for the first time
Following several successful pilot operations in Central Asia and the Persian Gulf, a new TIR corridor has been activated from Iran to Uzbekistan, using the route via Afghanistan for the first time.
25 Aug 2020 · Prosperity
Eurasia | Kiev
Ukraine latest country to ratify e-CMR protocol
The Ukrainian government has ratified e-CMR, the electronic protocol of the standard consignment note under the United Nations Convention for the carriage of goods. This move from paper-based to electronic consignment notes will improve the efficiency and safety of goods transport.
15 Jul 2020 · Prosperity
Eurasia | Moscow
IRU has announced the appointment of Vladimir Belay as its new General Delegate in Moscow
With almost 20 years of experience in senior positions in Russian and international business including transport, logistics, automotive, manufacturing and supply chain sectors, Mr Belay brings an in depth knowledge of road transport in the region
20 Jan 2020 · Corporate
Eurasia | Tbilisi
IRU calls for e-corridors
IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto called on governments attending the 3rd Tbilisi Silk Road Forum, on 22-23 October 2019, to allow the road transport industry to more effectively connect societies and economies by implementing eCMR and eTIR along the Batumi and other trade corridors linking Europe to China.
25 Oct 2019 · Corporate
Eurasia | Yerevan
IRU chairs debate on road transport ahead of Eurasian leaders meeting
IRU’s lead in Eurasia, Dmitry Cheltsov, this week chaired a session on regional transport priorities at an event held alongside the latest meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Yerevan, Armenia.
4 Oct 2019 · Corporate
Eurasia | Nur-Sultan
Kazakhstan unlocks TIR’s potential in the fight against illicit trade
Kazakhstan recognises the security benefits of TIR in combating illicit trade. The Kazakh Government has taken the decisive step of issuing Order no. 619 prioritising TIR transports at the Kazakh borders, with TIR Electronic Pre-Declaration (TIR-EPD) Green Lanes scheduled to open at the Nur Zholy border crossing point with China.
12 Sep 2019 · Corporate
Eurasia | Odessa
IRU champions road transport excellence in Eurasia
IRU champions road transport excellence in Eurasia Recognising best practice across a range of areas including economic performance, corporate social responsibility and environment, IRU has today announced the winners of the “Best Eurasian Road Transport Operator” award at the 19th IRU-AsMAP UA International Conference in Odessa.
9 Sep 2019 · Corporate
Eurasia | Moscow
Russia to lift ban on women becoming professional drivers
IRU welcomes Russia’s move to allow women to become professional truck and bus drivers from 2021.
12 Jul 2019 · Corporate
Eurasia | Moscow
Historical moment as first inland China-Russia TIR transport arrives
The first ever TIR transport from inland China to Russia conducted by Moscow-based transport operator D-Trans, a member of ASMAP, the Russian Association of International Road Carriers, has arrived at the customs of destination, marking a trade milestone between the two countries.
15 Apr 2019 · Corporate
China | Beijing
China unleashes trade potential as four more border points open for TIR
China unleashes trade potential as four more border points open for TIR. The four crossing points with Kazakhstan designated to start TIR operations from 25 March 2019 are Maikapchagai – Jimunai, Dostyk – Alashankou, Kolzhat – Dulata and Bakhty – Baketu. Together with Khorgos, which opened in May 2018, this move means that all five China-Kazakhstan border crossings will be fully TIR operational.
14 Mar 2019 · Corporate
Belarus | Minsk
Belarus boosts Eurasian transport prospects with e-CMR decision
Belarus boosts Eurasian transport prospects with e-CMR decision. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on the adoption of the digital consignment note, bolstering prospects of a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) roadmap to establish a common market for road transport services across the region.
29 Jan 2019 · Corporate
Turkmenistan | Avaza
Intermodal digital TIR set to boost growth along Lapis Lazuli corridor
Intermodal digital TIR set to boost growth along Lapis Lazuli transport corridor
3 Dec 2018 · Corporate
Eurasia | Moscow
New IRU research frames pathway to sustainable mobility for Eurasia
IRU research highlights common issues for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), urging member countries to adopt national programmes for fleet renewal and digitalisation, harmonise professional training, and establish a common framework for access to the bus and coach transport market.
23 Nov 2018 · Corporate
Kazakhstan | Nur-Sultan
IRU mourns Theodor Kaplan Secretary General, KazATO
IRU mourns Theodor Kaplan Secretary General, KazATO IRU is deeply saddened by the death of Theodor Kaplan, Secretary General, Union of International Road Carriers of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazATO), who is remembered with affection and great respect.