IRU: #COVID-19 border restrictions: lessons to learn

Barcelona, October 7, 2020.- The IRU has highlighted the situation of the borders for the transport of goods, as a consequence of the quarantines between different countries. That is to say, with the pandemic still at its peak in some parts of the world, and with fears of a second wave in others, unilateral border restrictions are still being put in place by countries, often with dramatic effects on goods transport and the essential workers and drivers who steer our products across international borders.

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#Covid19: Estimated 18% average decline in annual turnover for goods transported by road

Barcelona, September 24, 2020.- The global pandemic of the Coronavirus Covid19 remains, increases its expansion in many countries and does not have a near end. Its economic consequences are unprecedented in the last 100 years. However, we have to learn to live with this situation and conjuncture. The transport and logistics sector is one of the most important to keep us alive. The Freight News South Africa’s publication has highlighted some keys to the proper functioning of the global supply chain:

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UN recognises eTIR as key to combat COVID-19 impacts

Barcelona, July 7, 2020.- Six UN agencies  have issued a joint statement calling on governments to provide smooth transit and transport for landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), highlighting eTIR as one of the key solutions to support these countries and their trading partners. 

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The balance between technological innovation and transport safety

Barcelona, November 18, 2019.- Mathias Maedge, IRU´S General Delegate to the EU, has published a reflection on innovation and safety, in the Intelligent Transport magazine. Technological progress involves collaboration, coordination with the institutions and that all transport companies can benefit. Below, we publish a summary of this analysis.

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