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The IRU World Congress has addressed a range of challenges and opportunities in transport, mobility and trade. Leaders from industry and government joined the debate.

IRU’s media and communications teams are working closely with Asyad and partners on media and social media outreach across multiple platforms, including broadcast, live streaming and video, print media and online engagement. This will happen before, during and after the Congress, to broaden our audience and to project the event onto the world stage.


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The future of road transport

The future of road transport

Technology and automation will define the future of road transport according to new IRU research, but significant obstacles stand in the way.

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08 November 2018

IRU announces recipient of Grand Prix d’Honneur

The IRU Grand Prix d’Honneur is awarded posthumously to Karen Verbrugge, a 55-year old bus driver and hero from the Belgium company De Lijn.  On November 25, 2015, Karen was on duty when her bus…
08 November 2018

IRU brings international passenger transport event Busworld to Oman

At the IRU World Congress, Mwasalat, Oman’s national transport company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Busworld Academy, organisers of Busworld, the biggest bus and coach trade…
07 November 2018

The future takes shape at the first day of the IRU World Congress

More than 1000 delegates from 5 continents, 27 Ministerial delegations and 10 International Organisations in attendance.  Participants from over 75 countries engaged in lively debate on trade and…
07 November 2018

Oman pledges to put TIR into action

At the IRU World Congress, Oman pledged to rapidly operationalise the global standard for customs transit across its logistics sector.  Oman’s most senior customs officials, CEO Ahmed Al Bulushi…
06 November 2018

IRU World Congress kicks off in Muscat

Road industry leaders meet with business, government and thought leaders to exchange ideas, debate solutions and define the future of transport, mobiliy, logistics and trade
06 November 2018

Passenger transport leaders spur innovation to meet mobility needs

Passenger transport was at the centre of side discussions ahead of the opening of the World Congress in Oman today.  Today’s special sessions, organised in partnership with Mwasalat, brought…
06 November 2018

China and Eurasia committed to facilitate transcontinental TIR transports

A China-Eurasia TIR roundtable took place earlier today on the side-lines of the IRU World Congress in Muscat. The discussion focused on enhancing connectivity and boosting cooperation between China…
06 November 2018

IRU recognises industry legend, Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Schmidt

IRU President, Christian Labrot, announced today at meetings in Oman, the unanimous decision to award the distinction of IRU Honorary Member to a well-known member of the IRU family – Professor Dr…
06 November 2018

Sustainable transport policies unite IRU members

Historic IRU statutory meetings in Oman precede the new World Congress, setting the stage for two days of vibrant debate as IRU members endorse key positions on decarbonisation, digitalisation and…
06 November 2018

Trouble with truckers

IRU Media Prize winner, Mike King, reports on driver shortage and the new opportunities for transport through e-commerce. This article, which has been awarded the IRU Media Prize, originally…
05 November 2018

Technology and automation will define the future of road transport

This report explores the challenges and opportunities facing the road transport sector worldwide, providing a snapshot of an industry that recognises it is operating through a period of change
01 November 2018

Argentina connects the trade chain across the Americas

Argentina accedes to the TIR Convention, setting in motion the transport and trade facilitation benefits of TIR for the wider region.  While both Chile and Uruguay are signatories, Argentina’s…

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