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ITF Summit 2014

Transport Ministers’ Summit Opens in Two Weeks

The Annual Summit of the ITF opens on the 21st May in Leipzig, Germany for three days of discussion and debate around the theme of “Transport for a Changing World”. This theme encompasses 21st century megatrends that will change the face of the future of transport. Changing technology Changing demography …

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OECD: Global freight data highlight continuous dependency on Asia-led growth


The overall picture for global freight remains uncertain. Total external trade by sea (in  tonnes) remains below pre-crisis levels (June 2008) in the EU-27 and the United States (-2% and -7%). Also external trade by air, considered as a lead indicator, has stagnated below pre-crisis peak in both regions (-5% …

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Transport Ministers’ Summit 2014: Young Researcher Award

One of the four young transport researchers below will be presented with the 2014 Young Researcher of the Year Award in the presence of transport ministers from around the world at their 2014 Summit in Leipzig, Germany, on 21 May. The jury has now announced its shortlist of the finalists …

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International Transport Forum: International organisations meet to develop Summit 2014 Themes

More than 35 international organisations and associations gathered in Paris on 31 January to share their input to the Summit theme “Transport for a Changing World”. Among them were the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities, European association for forwarding, transport, logistics and customs services, The World Customs Organization, AGE Platform Europe, European Intermodal Association.  This annual …

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