Belgium | Leuven
Beer, Belgium and Eco-trucks: how European regulations are hampering decarbonisation efforts
Insights from Ninatrans in Belgium on running Eco-trucks for their client AB InBev. But eco-trucks can’t cross borders so their potential is limited. Harmonised rules would unlock more environmental and economic benefits for everyone.
18 May 2021 · Environment
Afghanistan | Kabul
TIR supporting safety improvements in Afghanistan
Following a tragedy at the Islam Qala border crossing between Afghanistan and Iran, IRU is working with the two governments and private sector on improving safety and efficiency to reduce the risk of further incidents.
18 May 2021 · Prosperity
Global | Geneva
IRU sends distress call to WHO and governments on COVID-19 driver vaccinations
IRU is calling on the World Health Organization and national governments to introduce urgently a global mutually recognised digital vaccination certificate for commercial truck and coach drivers.
17 May 2021 · People
Global | Geneva
Vaccinations, decarbonisation and urban access put to vote at IRU member meetings
IRU members came together virtually this week to discuss key industry issues and vote on important new IRU policy positions. Updates included the impact of COVID-19 on commercial transport operators and IRU’s global call to action, a global driver treatment charter, digitalisation of TIR and trade corridors, and Mobility Package 1 enforcement for coach services in the EU.
7 May 2021 · People, Prosperity, Environment
Global | New York
IRU briefs UN Economic and Social Council
IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto was invited by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) last week to advise senior UN officials, prime ministers and ministers From Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on how to leverage road transport to drive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
26 Apr 2021 · Prosperity
Eurasia | Dushanbe
IRU partners with Asian Development Bank on transport digitalisation
IRU is working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to facilitate trade with greater digitalisation along the Shymkent-Tashkent-Khudjand trade corridor, which connects Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
23 Apr 2021 · Prosperity, Innovation
Europe | Geneva
Taxis giving crucial support to most vulnerable for COVID-19 vaccination
Taxis are continuing to show solidarity with the communities they serve after over a year on the front line of the fight against the pandemic. With vaccination efforts advancing, taxi drivers are once again stepping up to transport the most vulnerable members of our communities.
22 Apr 2021 · People
Eurasia | Tehran
IRU and UNECE drive transport digitalisation in the ECO region
With the legal basis for eTIR, Annex 11 of the TIR Convention, entering into force on 25 May, IRU and UNECE are working closely with the public and private sectors to support its implementation.
15 Apr 2021 · Prosperity, Innovation
Asia | Mumbai
TIR to drive prosperity in Southern Asia
Boosting Bangladesh-India trade was on the agenda of a recent high-level event organised with IRU member FICCI, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Bangladesh and the Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI).
31 Mar 2021 · Prosperity
Eurasia | Bandar Abbas
TIR opens new faster route from Russia to UAE
A new intermodal TIR route from Russia to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to boost trade, with at least a 50% reduction in transport times and 15% reduction in costs, compared to the traditional routes.