IRU: TIR could ease jams on Ukrainian border
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) and its member associations from Ukraine and seven neighbouring countries have called upon the European Commission to prioritise TIR trucks to shorten lengthy border queues and boost goods transport flows between Ukraine and the EU.
Truck queues at borders between Ukraine and neighbouring European countries are regularly exceeding 40 km. Aside from putting enormous pressure on drivers who can remain stuck for days, often without basic facilities, and stretching border and customs staff, the jams are severely restricting the flow of goods across borders between Ukraine and the EU. Agricultural products are particularly affected, IRU said. (ben)