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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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05 June 2018

IRU welcomes trade and transit growth in Kyrgyzstan

Following the TIR launch in China, Eurasia is seeing a rise in trade and transit activity, with IRU in Kyrgyzstan this week, meeting with the First Deputy Prime-Minister to ensure that TIR and…
31 May 2018

IRU World Congress Call for Applications

The IRU World Congress call for applications to host the 2020 edition is now live. The Congress is a global platform to debate the issues that matter to road transport and to partner with the…
22 May 2018

Saudi Arabia joins TIR eyeing regional trade boost

Saudi Arabia has become the 74th country to accede to the United Nations’ TIR Convention.
10 May 2018

Turkmenistan forges ahead with intermodal trade ambitions

Central Asia’s strategic location along intermodal trade routes bridging East and West was the focus of discussions at the 9th Meeting of the Ministers of Transport and Communication of Economic…
12 April 2018

European road transport industry readies for tech transformation

The majority of transport operators in Europe (65%) plan to invest in digital solutions in the coming six months, according to new research from the world road transport organisation, IRU.
06 April 2018

Saudi decision sets TIR accession on course

The Saudi Council of Ministers has approved Saudi Arabia's accession to the UN TIR Convention, to support improved regional integration.  With more than 30% of the world’s trade crossing the Red…
26 February 2018

Action plan to digitalise and harmonise road transport in Eurasia

IRU and the Eurasian Economic Commission unite to sign a joint action plan, identifying priority areas for collaboration in 2018. These areas include: market intelligence, digitalisation,…
21 February 2018

Bilateral talks at the UN focus on trade, road safety and digitalisation

Trade corridors, transport facilitation, road safety and digital logistics topped the agenda at the UN this week. IRU established bilateral links to enhance strategic trade corridors via TIR…
29 January 2018

Digitise this: transforming global transport

The digital revolution in logistics and transport: how the digital infrastructure needs to be in place before the industry can benefit from headline grabbing innovations such as driverless trucks.
21 December 2017

Forces of change in the Arab world

Understanding the driving forces behind change in the road transport industry and their impact on the Arab region was put under the spotlight at a major intergovernmental meeting in Lebanon. IRU…

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