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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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01 November 2018

Building a world-beating organisation 

How do you build success from a “good idea”? How do you accelerate growth through innovation? How do you prosper through disruption? Keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur, Kevin Gaskell, will reveal…
30 October 2018

Oman to realise logistics ambitions by joining TIR

Oman announces today its intention to join TIR. The pending ratification of the global standard for customs transit is now poised to transform the country’s road transport, intermodal and trade…
30 October 2018

EU public procurement: IRU calls for equal access to all mobility players

IRU highlights the key role played by private bus and coach operators in providing solutions to urban traffic congestion and calls for financial support to deliver even cleaner and more efficient…
24 October 2018

E-Commerce Frenzy forces retail supply chains to adapt or languish

Few if any consumer-oriented businesses have escaped the explosive growth of “The E-Commerce Frenzy” - which is now forcing retail supply chains to rapidly adapt, or suffer the consequences. E…
24 October 2018

Innovation and competition in last mile delivery

Professors Emel Aktas and Richard Wilding from Cranfield School of Management outline how automated vehicles, drones and crowdsourcing can make last mile delivery more cost effective, environmentally…
23 October 2018

IRU Media Prize awarded to journalist Mike King from Breakbulk, USA

IRU today announces the winner of the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade. The IRU Media Prize celebrates the significant contribution of journalists to current debate within…
18 October 2018

Oman proves that logistics integration is key to growth

In an in-depth interview on the company’s website, Abdulrahman Salin Al Hatmi CEO of ASYAD – Oman’s leading logistics group and host of the IRU World Congress – explains the advantages of a national…
17 October 2018

Driver shortage for trucking industry – an India perspective

Rajesh Neelakanta from BVC Logistics offers insights into India’s driver shortage and the developments which are mitigating the problem. Turning to Europe and the US – he offers tips to turn the…
16 October 2018

IRU announces World Congress Startup Competition finalists

Six finalists will face the judges in Oman IRU and Road Ventures SA have announced the six finalists of the inaugural Startup Competition, for the most promising innovations in the road transport…
27 September 2018

The "smart brain" of China

YMM has redefined the land-based logistics sector in China. It is the first and largest domestic cargo dispatch platform using cloud computing, big data, mobile internet and AIT (Advanced Internet…
15 October 2018

Driver training saves lives and cuts costs

IRU was in Doha, taking part in a road safety conference, which highlighted training and professional qualification as the key to attacking the cause of road traffic accidents. Discussions at the…
12 October 2018

Trumpian trade wars threaten the GCC?

NAFTA is dead. Long live the USMCA. But how will Trump’s antics play out for the GCC region? Here, we publish an extract from an article by Dr Nasser Saidi – who will be at the IRU World Congress,…

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