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IRU caravans

One of the priorities for the International Road Transport Union (IRU) is to ensure the development of goods transport by land between Asia Pacific and the European Union. To showcase the potential of road transport in providing goods deliveries along these routes, the IRU has joined efforts with its partners in organising demonstration road caravans along the following routes:

Lisbon – Vladivostok in 2004

Lisbon – Vladivostok in 2004
Beijing – Brussels in 2005

Beijing – Brussels in 2005

Black Sea Ring 2007

Black Sea Ring 2007

On 16 September 2008, the IRU's New Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (NELTI) was launched in Tashkent and involved, for the first time, commercial goods transport along three routes: from Kyrgyzstan to Turkey, from Uzbekistan to Germany, and from China to the EU.

Watch videos on the revival of the Great Silk Road:





44% transport time lost at borders in the Arab World according to preliminary NELTI-4 reports


Turkey supports Model Highway Initiative


UN Under-Secretary General says road transport is lifeline for landlocked developing countries


Arab Ministers bids farewell to the first TIR pilot trucks


Key UN multilateral trade and road transport facilitation instruments to boost LAS economies


Georgian governmental agencies support IRU Model Highway Initiative

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