First TIR transports in China advance Belt and Road prospects
The world’s biggest trading nation #China opens its borders for #TIR. Offering 80% time savings in China, TIR connects 73 countries across the world and is a cornerstone of the #BeltandRoad initiative to boost economic and #trade development.
IRU calls for “Brenner Pass” deal suspension
Addressing the issue of congestion on the A12 #motorway and Brenner Pass in the Austrian Region of Tyrol, IRU welcomes the ministerial discussions which took place in Munich this week, but calls for a suspension of the current restrictions and encourages a more evenly spread use of the #transit corridor by heavy goods #vehicles.
IRU Secretary General names Boris Blanche Managing Director
IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto is proud to announce the appointment of Boris Blanche as Managing Director of IRU, the world #roadtransport organisation. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at IRU. In this newly created position, Boris Blanche will coordinate and strengthen IRU’s advocacy work, in addition to his current role leading operations, finance and the value-added services that IRU provides to the industry, most notably the #TIR system.
New customs sealing regulations hit Zimbabwe trade
The implementation of new regulations on national customs seals in Zimbabwe is causing significant and costly delays at borders, with #trucks waiting for up to five days. A multilateral, mutual recognition transit system would avoid the need for restrictive national procedures.