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6 March 2017

Scenarios and strategies for the next phase of world container trade

Hellenic Shipping News, Greece
3 March 2017

Small passenger services review

ForeignAffairs.co.nz, New Zealand
2 March 2017

EU must debate strategic maritime reorientation

Who better than Olaf Merk to ruminate on what the EU needs to do with its maritime transport system?

Splash, Singapore
1 March 2017

Mass. lawmakers prep for zombie car-polcalypse

Metro Erin Tiernan , United States
19 January 2017

Time for a New Wave of Port Reforms

In a commentary, Olaf Merk writes that changing trade, shipping and population patterns call for new public policies to bring seaports into a modern era where the levers of global commerce sit alongside fast-growing cities

Wall Street Journal, United States
19 January 2017

Urge MAM acción federal ante polución

Reforma, Mexico
19 January 2017

Aplauden conducir a menor velocidad

Reforma, Mexico
19 January 2017

Mancera urge a la Came preparar plan por ozono

24 Hora, Mexico
5 January 2017

ITF finds Chilean port structure wanting

Port Strategy, United Kingdom
4 January 2017

Special Award for ITF's "Zero Road Deaths" Study

Polis Network , United Kingdom
4 January 2017

Ride-sharing taxis could drastically reduce congestion, according to a new study

It’s theoretically possibly to remove three-quarters of the taxis from New York’s streets, drastically reducing congestion, according to a new study — as long you’re happy to share a ride.
Read more at http://www.businessinsider.co.id/ride-sharing-taxis-radically-reduce-con...
Business Insider, Indonesia
3 January 2017

How transport data can fuel the future of mobility

A recent ITF report "data-Driven Transport Policy" examines how the abundant data available can help policy makers to set frameworks that deliver better transsport services according to Sharon Masterson, Manager of the Corporate Partnership Board of ITF.
Article  starts on page 49. 

TrafficInfaTech, India
3 January 2017

ITF publishes its report on Chile’s port policy, which is strategic for a country largely dependent on maritime trade

While Chilean ports appear to work quite well, land transport remains a sensitive point, particularly the congestion in the country's main port cities. They do not receive enough financial returns, particularly through tax revenues, from port activities. One of the 8 recommendations in the report refers explicitly to strengthening all aspects of port-city relations

AIVP Newsletter, France
2 January 2017

Madrid y la insostenibilidad

ONG AFRICANDO, Spain
31 December 2016

Comisión OCDE propone introducir incentivos para el practicaje

Portal Portuario, Chile
19 December 2016

Nuove strategie per i porti cileni

Messaggero Marittimo, Italy
15 December 2016

Mumbai traffic growth to expand fast

World Highways, United Kingdom
15 December 2016

"Zero Road Deaths" Study Wins International Road Safety Award

FleetPoint , United Kingdom
15 December 2016

KPIT's Electric Bus Technology, Revolo, Selected As A Finalist

Newswire Today , United Kingdom
14 December 2016

ITF zero road deaths study wins International Road Safety Award

ITS International , United Kingdom
14 December 2016

From blame to support: Vision Zero calls for attitude shift

Automotive World, United Kingdom
13 December 2016

International Transport Forum’s ‘Vision Zero’ report wins International Road Safety award

A new report from the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), setting out a radically new approach in road safety, has won the 2016 Special Award of the prestigious Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Awards.

Traffic Technology Today, United Kingdom
13 December 2016

‘Zero Road Deaths’ study scoops International Road Safety Award

A new report that sets out new approaches to road safety has won the 2017 Special Award of the Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Awards.

With 1.25 million people are killed by traffic every year, according to the World Health Organization, the study by a group of 30 international road safety experts from 24 countries, convened by the International Transport Forum at the OECD, reviews the experiences of countries and cities that have made it their long-term objective to eliminate fatal road crashes.

Fleet World, United Kingdom
13 December 2016

Are Zero Road Deaths Possible?

OECD Insights - Blog, France
13 December 2016

Chilean ports need new strategy

Customs Today, Pakistan
12 December 2016

Policy recommendations for Chile’s ports

Bunker Ports News Worldwide, Greece
9 December 2016

Policy recommendations for Chile’s ports

Port Strategy, United Kingdom
8 December 2016

Mobilität ohne Todesopfer

Focus, Germany
8 December 2016

Global safer city streets initiative launched in Quito

SecurityWorldHotel , United States
7 December 2016

Autonomous vehicle future debated

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation , India
4 December 2016

Survey predicts 3000% rise in vehicles from 2015 to 2050

Hindustan Times , India
1 December 2016

Is my Oregon disabled parking permit valid in other states?

OregonLive, United States
1 December 2016

Don’t miss the driverless bus

Detroit Times, United States
30 November 2016

集装箱码头竞争力要素分析

cnss, China
30 November 2016

特斯拉说,一旦形成规模就在中国建厂

微头条 , China
22 November 2016

UIC participates in COP22 in Marakech

UIC e-news, Belgium
18 November 2016

New paper examines the need for mega-ships and alliances

Safety4Sea, United States
17 November 2016

Legal Aspects of Artificial Intelligence

Lexology, United Kingdom
16 November 2016

How Britain Is Becoming a World Leader in Connected and Automated Vehicle Technology

Driverless Transportation, United States
14 November 2016

Qumak i Matic zbudują system informacji drogowej

Nowoczesne Budownictwo Inżynieryjne: NB, Poland
14 November 2016

GDDKiA wybrała wykonawcę nowego systemu informacji drogowej

Etransport.pl , Poland
12 November 2016

Nowy system informacji na drogach krajowych

GospodarkaPodkarpacka, Poland
11 November 2016

COP22 and public transport: behind the scenes (day 1)

Publicnow, Canada
11 November 2016

COP22 and public transport: behind the scenes

UITP, Belgium
10 November 2016

UIC to promote rail as a solution at COP22

International Railway Journal , United Kingdom
9 November 2016

New group seeks to promote use of LNG as marine fuel

American Shipper , United States
8 November 2016

Mobilidade partilhada pode reduzir um terço das emissões

Transportes Revista, Portugal
1 November 2016

UITP, ITF welcome UN plan to advance sustainable transport

ITS International, United Kingdom
1 November 2016

Improving transport between countries of Black Sea region

Serbian Government, Serbia
1 November 2016

ITF welcomes UN High-level Group’s Sustainable Transport report

Traffic Technology Today, United Kingdom
28 October 2016

Access and safety key for sustainable transportation

United Nations Radio, United States
28 October 2016

Azerbaijan increases state fee for international road transport

Report İnformasiya Agentliyi, Azerbaijan
28 October 2016

New system expedites border crossings

ITS International, United Kingdom
28 October 2016

Interview (in Spanish) of José Viegas on Milenio noticias con Hector Zamarron programme

Interview begins at 15.40 minutes on the video

Covers achieving good surface access to the  new airport and shifting away in general from the focus on road construction as the means for reducing congestion

Milenio TV, Mexico
26 October 2016

NAICM: dos años después

La Razón , Mexico
25 October 2016

BSR Group calls for climate action

Green4Sea, United States
25 October 2016

H2 Sharing: on demand taxis reduce emissions by 35%

European Hydrogen Association , Belgium
22 October 2016

无人驾驶:毁掉汽车行业和传统车企的并不是它?

微头条/微信聚合资讯, China
21 October 2016

Habitat III New Urban Agenda adopted in Quito

FIA Foundation - Blog, United Kingdom
21 October 2016

Container Shipping Industry Calls for Climate Action

World Freight Focus, United States
21 October 2016

Container Shipping Industry Calls for Climate Action

Marine Link, United States
21 October 2016

Speech to NZCID Building Nations Symposium

Live News New Zealand, New Zealand
21 October 2016

Will driverless cars make things better, or worse?

Auckland Transport Blog, New Zealand
18 October 2016

是什么威胁到了汽车行业和传统车企的未来?

微头条/微信聚合资讯, China
18 October 2016

ITF and FIA team to improve urban road safety

ITS International, United Kingdom
17 October 2016

Les Etats-Unis veulent éradiquer la mortalité routière

Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles (Ccfa), France
16 October 2016

Alternative transport; simple solutions first

Times of Malta, Malta
12 October 2016

Roboterautos: Das Ende von Linienbus und Straßenbahn

Wirtschafts Woche , Germany
12 October 2016

Uber Everything finds a ready urban transport vacuum to fill

Straphangers United, India
8 October 2016

International approach to zero road deaths

Balonne Beacon, Australia
8 October 2016

Dreams obscure cloudy future for shipping

Hellenic Shipping News, Greece
6 October 2016

ROAD SAFETY: Zero fatalities drive

BDlive, South Africa
6 October 2016

Dreams obscure cloudy future for shipping

Yahoo!7 Finance, Australia
6 October 2016

Decarbonising Transport

The article by José Viegas article starts on page 25 of Issue Number 59, Autumn 2016

ECAC News, Canada
6 October 2016

Will it be 2020 or 2025 for low-sulfur fuel?

American Shipper, United States
6 October 2016

Paradigm shift in road safety policy

Bizcommunity, South Africa
5 October 2016

Expert report calls for “Safe System” thinking in road traffic safety

FIA Foundation - Blog, United Kingdom
5 October 2016

Roteiro NCAP para zero mortes nas estradas!

Revista Torque, Brazil
4 October 2016

Reducing road deaths and injuries

World Highways, United Kingdom
3 October 2016

South Africa: Shift Needed to Combat Cost of Road Accidents - Forum

Around 1.25 million people are killed on the world's roads every year, according to the World Health Organisation.

Between 20 and 50 million people are seriously injured. They cause enormous economic losses, estimated at around 2% to 5% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of countries.

"Clearly, such levels of road deaths and serious injuries are unacceptable both in terms of human suffering as well as societal and economic costs and not sustainable," according to the International Transport Forum (ITF).

"A common feature of several well-performing countries is that they have adopted a long-term policy goal that no-one should be killed or seriously injured in a crash on their roads."

Drastically reducing road fatalities and serious injuries on a global scale will need more than increasing efforts in implementing traditional road safety measures, states a new report by the ITF.

All Africa, South Africa
3 October 2016

New report from the ITF: Leading a Paradigm Shift to a Safe System

Driving For Better Business , United Kingdom
3 October 2016

Democratising car safety through vision zero

Global NCAP , United Kingdom
3 October 2016

ITF calls for safety “safe system”

Smart Highways, United Kingdom
3 October 2016

Bausch ne veut ni mort ni blessé grave

Luxemburger Post, Luxembourg
3 October 2016

International Transport Forum calls for paradigm shift in road safety measures

Auto News - The Economic Times , India
2 October 2016

Shift needed to combat cost of road accidents - forum

Fin24, South Africa
30 September 2016

Transport collaboration starts with regional partners

Supply Chain Movement, The Netherlands
30 September 2016

破除壟斷 這些國家擁抱Uber_台灣頻道_新浪網-北美

新浪大陆新闻, China
30 September 2016

破除垄断 这些国家拥抱Uber

新浪大陆新闻, China
30 September 2016

破除壟斷 這些國家擁抱Uber

Match 生活網, Taiwan
30 September 2016

破除壟斷 這些國家擁抱Uber 財經新聞

PChome基金, Taiwan
30 September 2016

Transformed Transportation

Auto Laundry News , United States
29 September 2016

ITF presents latest results on impacts of shared urban mobility

Speaking at the World Mobility Leadership Forum in Detroit this week, José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) will tell world mobility leaders that smart methods for sharing vehicles hold the key to solving a city’s mobility issues, from congestion and air quality to better access to jobs or education.

According to ITF, most negative impacts of current urban mobility patterns stem from the extraordinarily inefficient use of the private car. While a car is one of the most capital-intensive investments households make, on average it is used 50 minutes out of 24 hours and carries 1.2 to 1.6 passengers.

ITS International , United Kingdom
28 September 2016

New Mobility Solutions for Liveable Cities

Smart methods for sharing vehicles hold the key to solving cities’ mobility issues, from congestion and air quality to better access to jobs or education.

This is the message José Viegas, secretary-general of the International Transport Forum (ITF), is bringing to the World Mobility Leadership Forum held in Detroit, Michigan, on September 28 - 29.

Mass Transit Mag, United Kingdom
26 September 2016

Mega-Ship Dreams Obscure Cloudy Future for Shipping

The Maritime Executive, United States
25 September 2016

【今日关注】全球贸易放缓冲击中国港口

微头条/微信聚合资讯, China
20 September 2016

Aiming for a ‘no spoilage-no spill’ balance

Differential pricing of train tickets globally has shown that it can both increase revenues and benefit passengers

The Hindu, India
19 September 2016

China’s ports hit hard by global trade slowdown

Customs Today, Pakistan
19 September 2016

【物流】 全球贸易放缓冲击中国港口

商道中国, China
19 September 2016

全球贸易放缓冲击中国港口(附图)

锦程物流网, China
19 September 2016

Kinas havne lider under verdensøkonomiens nedtur

ShippingWatch, Denmark
19 September 2016

China's ports hit by global trade slowdown

China Economic Review, China
19 September 2016

China's ports hit by global trade slowdown

China Economic Review, China
19 September 2016

Malaysia embraces the car

Malaysia is fast becoming one of the most auto-obsessed countries in the world and the consequence has been a steady rise in the number of road fatalities

PROJECT M
18 September 2016

Aiming for a ‘no spoilage-no spill’ balance

With the recent introduction of ‘surge’ pricing on the Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto, Indian Railways hopes to increase its revenues. Influencing consumer behaviour through variable pricing is a strategy used by railways around the world. Lorenzo Casullo, an economist at the International Transport Forum, writes about how railway operators in Europe and North America have approached ticket pricing.

The Hindu, India
16 September 2016

China's ports hit hard by global trade slowdown

Yahoo! Finance, United States
14 September 2016

Megaships May Be Too Big Not to Fail -View

gCaptain, United States
14 September 2016

Mega-Ships May Be Too Big Not to Fail

Bloomberg, United States
12 September 2016

Transdev Joins Corporate Partnership Board

Mass Transit, United States
12 September 2016

FIM at ACEM Conference in Brussels

International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), Switzerland
7 September 2016

Shrink the big container ship to fit the world

Shipping companies such as Hanjin have not been through a crisis quite as intense in their history (Subscription required)

Financial Times, United Kingdom
7 September 2016

Transdev joins ITF Corporate Partnership Board to work on four mobility projects

Traffic Technology Today , United Kingdom
6 September 2016

Ini Alasan Mengapa Angka Kecelakaan Begitu Kecil di Jepang

Detik Oto, Indonesia
3 September 2016

Who Is Driving Tesla's Management Team? (TSLA)

Investopedia, Canada
3 September 2016

Rentowność operatorów terminali morskich może regionalnie maleć

Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł, Poland
3 September 2016

Rentowność operatorów terminali morskich może regionalnie maleć

Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł, Poland
1 September 2016

Driverless cars will change the way we think of car ownership

The Conversation, Australia
30 August 2016

Ein Viertel bis ein Drittel mehr Transportleistung

Neue Züricher Zeitung, Switzerland
26 August 2016

Asecap debates the future of tolling

Colin Sowman reports form Asecap’s Study & Information Days event in Madrid.

ITS International, United Kingdom
24 August 2016

Impact économique de la mobilité

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L'Agefi, Switzerland
11 August 2016

Car sharing to trigger reduction in car sales

Frost and Sullivan’s Intelligent Mobility Forum, staged in London in June considered future business models in connected and automated mobility, with presentations from a wide range of speakers including José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum.

International Fleet World, United Kingdom
29 July 2016

OECD’s International Transport Forum Models Ideal Yet Simple Urban Transit System

The OECD’s International Transport Forum has released a series of studies with exciting new ideas about how to reshape urban mobility, incorporating modern technology and new business and regulatory frameworks. The Fuse spoke with Philippe Crist, Project Manager for OECD’s research, about their latest findings.

The Fuse, United States
27 July 2016

Shared mobility for liveable cities

fin24, South Africa
21 July 2016

View from the Top

Airport World, United Kingdom
21 July 2016

Guest Voices: Sailing Around the Paris Accord?

Shipping was not included in the global temperature-reduction targets agreed to last year, but there is much that businesses and shipping nations can do to act on global emissions standards.
Article by Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum

Wall Street Journal, United States
18 July 2016

The ITF at the second annual ACI Investing in Airports World Conference

Article in the July 2016 issue of ACI World Report on "Fostering the socio-economic benefits of air connectivity through an integrated and collaborative approach to policy-making" by Jagoda Egeland, Economist at the International Transport Forum

ACI World Report, Canada
14 July 2016

Porti: Venezia Terminal Passeggeri approva il bilancio

Trasporti-Italia, Italy
13 July 2016

Shared mobility backed by think tank

Urban public transport based around on-demand shared mobility rather than traditional fixed routes and timetables could eliminate city congestion, a new study has found. 

The report by the International Transport Forum indicates that introducing fleets of shared taxis and taxi-buses could significantly improve access to jobs and key services using just 3% of the current number of vehicles.  

The study was based on a simulation exercise using detailed data on mobility behaviour from the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon.

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation , United Kingdom
13 July 2016

Den Himmel dekarbonisieren! Perspektiven einer elektrifizierten Luftfahrt

Solarenergie-Förderverein Deutschland e.v. (SFV), Germany
12 July 2016

SAA doubles back in subsidy saga

SAA has made an extraordinary about-turn on its admission that it subsidised Mango by leasing it aircraft at a discount. It now denies this.

The aviation industry worldwide is prone to anticompetitive behaviour because of its structure. “It’s a network industry. If you have dominance in the network, you can abuse it,” Walters said.

Subsidies in aviation are almost as old as air transport itself, according to an International Transport Forum economist, Alain Lumbroso, as reported on oecdinsights.org

“Most, if not all, countries at one point or another have provided public funding to some parts of their aviation value chains, be it air carriers, airports or air navigation services such as air traffic control.”

MSN South Africa, South Africa
12 July 2016

Les solutions de mobilité partagée améliorent l’accès à l’emploi, aux services de santé et à l’éducation...

Un système de transport public reposant sur la mobilité partagée à la demande plutôt que sur des itinéraires et des horaires fixes améliore sensiblement l’accès des citoyens aux établissements d’enseignement, aux services de santé et aux emplois. Face à la mobilité partagée, qui offre un meilleur service à moindre coût, les lignes de bus classiques sont appelées à disparaître.

Telles sont les principales conclusions d’une nouvelle étude publiée par le Forum International des Transports, rattaché à l’OCDE – Shared Mobility : Innovation for Liveable Cities.

 

Industrie Mag, France
12 July 2016

La mobilité partagée : un impact social positif

Le Forum international des transports (FIT) a publié une étude sur l’impact de la mobilité partagée sur l’accès à l’emploi, aux services de santé et à l’éducation.

Dans le cadre d’un exercice de simulation, le FIT a utilisé des données détaillées sur les choix de mobilité des habitants de Lisbonne, au Portugal, pour comparer la facilité d’accès à différents lieux de vie selon deux systèmes de transport différents : l’un, le système actuel de transport public métro-train-bus, l’autre un système dans lequel les systèmes de métro et train sont complétés par des taxis-bus de 8 ou 16 places, utilisables à la demande. Pour évaluer la pertinence de ces systèmes, le FIT a déterminé le nombre d’emplois, hôpitaux et établissement scolaire accessibles en 30 minutes maximum et en a déduit un ratio d’opportunité entre les 10 % de la population les mieux desservis et les 10 % les moins bien desservis. L’accès est plus ou moins équitable selon que la valeur de ce ratio est basse ou élevée.

Auto Infos, France
12 July 2016

Une idée radicale de ville sans voiture

Interview with José Viegas, ITF Secretary-General

Radio Canada, Canada
11 July 2016

Mega ships, slow terminal automation

The surging number of mega ships, increasingly powerful carrier alliances and sluggish global trade growth are making financially pressured container terminals think twice about making costly investments in automation, according to industry analysts.

Is this a good time to automate? Probably not. We’ve got an oversupply of terminal capacity, says Olaf Merk of the International transport Forum. Port capacity is running ahead of demand, which means terminal operators must figure out how to make better use of their current facilities rather than invest in new capacity. Automation can play a role by boosting productivity and utilisation.

DailyFT, Sri Lanka
10 July 2016

Infotainment and Navigation Segment is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 12.0% During 2014 to 2020, Persistence Market Research

The per capita car ownership has been continuously rising due to the worldwide increase in the middle-class population. According to the International Transport Forum of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the number of cars plying worldwide would reach 2.5 billion by 2050.

PR.com, United States
8 July 2016

Villes sans voitures, simulation probante

Uniquement taxis et minibus, en plus du métro, pour se déplacer dans Lisbonne. Résultat probant: – 97,2% de véhicules… circulant.

Le Forum international des transports, affilié à l’OCDE et regroupant 57 pays, a simulé la disparition de la voiture particulière à Lisbonne (2,8 millions d’habitants). 

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L'Avenir.net, Belgium
8 July 2016

Car sharing can reduce social inequality in cities: Report

Does the way to reducing social inequality lie in a city’s public transport system?
A new report by ITF thinks that it does, and that switching from current public bus services  - which have fixed routes and rigid schedules - to on-demand shared vehicles can help more people access jobs, healthcare options and education opportunities at a lower cost. 

Eco-Business, Singapore
8 July 2016

« Il faut sortir de notre dépendance à la voiture individuelle »

Est-ce qu’une ville comme Lisbonne pourrait fonctionner en supprimant toutes les voitures individuelles et les bus, et en ne misant que sur le métro et des taxis et minibus partagés ? C’est l’objet d’une étude que vient de réaliser le Forum international des transports (FIT), qui fait partie de l'OCDE. Les avantages seraient multiples : coût des déplacements moins élevé, fin des embouteillages, pollution réduite, libération d'espace dans la ville... Mais politiquement, une telle conversion est-elle possible ? Entretien avec José Viegas, secrétaire général du FIT, ancien professeur de transports à l'université de Lisbonne, qui a supervisé l'étude.

La Gazette des Communes, France
7 July 2016

TomTom torna Moscovo mais inteligente

Revista BiT, Portugal
7 July 2016

Shared mobility improves public services

A public transport system using on-demand shared mobility rather than a traditional system with fixed routes and timetables significantly improves citizens’ access to schools, health services and work opportunities according to a new report.

Bodyshop, United Kingdom
7 July 2016

Des villes sans voiture : plus pratique, plus propre et moins cher, selon l'OCDE

Le groupe de réflexion du Forum international des transports de l'Organisation de Coopération et de Développement économique (OCDE), qui regroupe 57 pays, a présenté ses idées pour des villes sans voiture.

Levif, Belgium
6 July 2016

Mobilité partagée : le transport à la demande comme solution contre les voitures ?

Quels seraient l’efficacité d’un réseau de transports et l’impact sur les bouchons dans une ville sans voitures particulières, sans lignes de bus régulières mais avec un réseau de métro et la création de services organisés de taxis collectifs et de taxis-bus ? C’est le scénario qu’a modélisé l’International Transport Forum à partir de données réelles issues des transports de Lisbonne au Portugal.  Et les résultats de cette modélisation sont impressionnants : réduction des émissions de CO2 de 34%, trafic automobile réduit de 23% et de 37% aux heures de pointe, gain considérable d’espace public avec la réduction de 95% des places de stationnement. Sans compter un accès facilité élargi aux zones d’emplois, de santé et d’éducation pour un plus large public.

Connexion Transports Territoires, France
6 July 2016

Moscovo escolhe TomTom por uma cidade mais inteligente

Leak Business, Portugal
6 July 2016

Le transport à la demande fait ses preuves pour limiter la voiture en ville

An experiment conducted in Lisbon by the International Transport Forum shows that on demand transport could free the citiies from traffic jams. The use of real-time data creates an offer-optimised service to the mobility of citizens .

Actu-Environement, France
6 July 2016

TomTom to help Moscow design an intelligent road transportation program

Previously one of the worlds most congested cities, Moscow has formed a new partnership that aims to continue its improvements with the design of a new intelligent road transportation program.

The City of Moscow has signed a cooperation agreement with Netherlands-based mapping, navigation and traffic information services provider TomTom that will see the design of a road transport program fit for the city’s future. The agreement will see an intelligent transportation program developed with the goal of improving the overall situation across Moscow’s road network. Moscow is already delivering a leading road network and recently won a 2016 Achievement Award from the International Transport Forum (ITF) for its exemplary approach to improving traffic conditions in the Russian capital. Using data from TomTom’s Traffic Index, Moscow has gone from last place in 2013, to fifth place in this year’s ranking.

Traffic Technology Today, United Kingdom
6 July 2016

Comment l’OCDE veut ubériser le transport public

Based on data mobility in Lisbon , a study conducted by the International Transport Forum at the OECD delivers the scenario of a peaceful city where private vehicles and conventional buses are fully replaced by on-demand transport. Plausible or science fiction?

Contexte, France
6 July 2016

Shared transport improves commuter mobility

A public transport system using on-demand shared mobility rather than a traditional system with fixed routes and timetables significantly improves citizens’ access to schools, health services and work opportunities. With shared mobility providing better service and at lower cost, traditional urban bus services are likely to disappear.

These are main findings of a new study published by the International Transport Forum at the OECD.

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European Rubber Journal, United Kingdom
6 July 2016

Quand un « think tank » de l’OCDE propose la fin de la voiture en ville

Imaginez une capitale où les voitures privées n'ont pas le droit de circuler, ni les taxis traditionnels, ni les autobus classiques à itinéraires fixes et où tous ces modes de transport ont été remplacés par un système de taxis-bus électriques connectés. Cette idée radicale n'a pas germé dans le cerveau d'un écologiste dément passé par la Silicon Valley, mais dans les bureaux feutrés du très sérieux Forum international des transports, laboratoire d'idées affilié à l'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques et regroupant 57 pays.
Mardi 5 juillet, son secrétaire général, José Viegas, a dévoilé une simulation réalisée à partir des données de mobilité réelles de la ville de Lisbonne (2,8 millions d'habitants). Le concept suppose la disparition des véhicules qui sillonnent traditionnellement le réseau routier urbain et leur remplacement par deux types d'engins. Le système de métro, lui, ne change pas.

Le Monde, France
5 July 2016

Micros limitan potencial del transporte público: OCDE

Interview with Aimée Aguilar Jaber, Economist at the International Transport Forum

El big data, Mexico
5 July 2016

Moscow selects TomTom for a Smarter City future

a global leader in navigation and mapping products, and the City of Moscow, has announced a cooperation agreement to design a road transportation programme fit for the future. The agreement will see an intelligent transportation programme developed with the goal of improving the overall situation across Moscow’s road network.

Moscow is already delivering a leading road network and recently won an Achievement Award from the International Transport Forum 2016 for its exemplary approach to improving traffic conditions in the Russian capital. Using data from TomTom’s Traffic Index, Moscow has gone from last place in 2013 to 5th place in this year’s ranking.

Thinking Highways, United Kingdom
5 July 2016

Moscow selects TomTom for a smarter city future

Mapping and navigation specialist TomTom and the City of Moscow have signed a Letter of Intent to design an intelligent transportation programme developed with the goal of improving the overall situation across Moscow’s road network.
Moscow recently won an Achievement Award from the International Transport Forum 2016 for its exemplary approach to improving traffic conditions in the Russian capital. Using data from TomTom’s Traffic Index, Moscow has gone from last place in 2013 to fifth place in this year’s ranking.

ITS International, United Kingdom
5 July 2016

Revolo for buses wins an award

KPIT Technologies’ Revolo for buses has won the ‘Promising Transport Innovation Award’ at the International Transport Forum (ITF) 2016 Summit in Leipzig, Germany. Revolo enables clean urban mobility, and is a versatile system designed to work across different bus formats. The key components of the system are lithium ion batteries, electric motors, a power transmission unit and smart electronic control units.

Commercial Vehicle, India
4 July 2016

Navya entre en piste à Lyon Confluence à la rentrée

Connexion Transports Territoires, France
29 June 2016

Aviation and shipping in the spotlight

Aviation and international shipping have helped to dramatically reduce distances and increase our access to cheaper holidays and goods. And they have helped to create millions of jobs at home and abroad due to increased trade and tourism.

Demand for the two sectors is expected to grow globally for more leisure, convenience and access to goods in the years ahead. Between 1995 and 2050, passenger transport in the EU, including aviation, is expected to grow by around 70 % and freight transport by 100 %. According to the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, world freight volumes will also increase. This is partly due to projected growth in global trade. The ITF also foresees geographical shifts in trade patterns around the world, where growth in trade in emerging economies will lead to longer haulage distances.

European Environment Agency, Denmark
22 June 2016

We need smarter regulation of innovation: Of taxis and smart phones: balancing innovation and regulation

Policy makers in many countries have been caught somewhat off guard by the rapid rise of app-based ride-hailing platforms. In many countries, regulation has been lagging and policymakers struggle in balancing the need to ensure public safety, consumer protection and tax compliance with the potential benefits: higher efficiency of transport, better service, more transparency and the simple fact that consumers like the convenience of pushing a smartphone button to order a ride.

What has not been lagging is the response of those who could possibly to lose out. Legal action by traditional taxi operators has led to some app-based services being banned, operators fined, executives taken into custody, and even violence.

Against this backdrop, a reasoned debate about principles that can serve as a basis for regulators to set frameworks is urgently needed – and this is what we have been working for at the International Transport Forum with key actors.

CapX, United Kingdom
21 June 2016

Of taxis and smart phones: balancing innovation and regulation

While the car was a revolutionary innovation, it was not immediately disruptive. Early cars were expensive luxury items, so the market for horses and carts remained intact until the Ford Model T created a mass market by making the new technology affordable, thanks to more efficient production methods.

What the transport sector is facing today in many areas follows a similar pattern. True, this time around, innovations are not as disruptive to the eye as motor cars replacing horses. Instead, current disruptive forces in the mobility sector hide under the hood of largely familiar-looking vehicles and in the invisible “cloud” – for instance in the shape of autonomous driving, electric mobility or app-based transport services.

OECD Insights - Blog, France
20 June 2016

Especialista defende passes sociais mais flexíveis

José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, advocates a more flexible social public transport pass, which could incite more people toi use public transport, and so remove cars from the roads. He also expressed his doubts about the sense of subsidising all users of public transport, instead of focusing on the most needy.

Noticias Ao Minuto , Portugal
16 June 2016

Challenges Facing Container Terminals Discussed at TOC CSC Conference

TOC Europe discussed how container terminal operators could respond to a new era of slower growth and less attractive business fundamentals.

Both Professor Haralambides and fellow speaker Olaf Merk, Administrator of Ports and Shipping at the OECD’s International Transport Forum, emphasised that the traditional GDP-trade growth multiplier of 1:2.5 had declined to a little over 1:1 since the onset of the recession in 2009.

Shipping and Marine Events, India
16 June 2016

Risk and returns: the challenges facing container terminals

One particular route to investment in container supply chain infrastructure is being pursued by China’s government, through its “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) transport network

“This is not just about transport investment, but should also be seen in the context of geopolitics and strategic objectives,” he said.
Mr. Merk added that Chinese port investments were inherently linked with the country’s wider policy, regardless of the actual organisation making the investments.

“It is important to realise that a lot of the Chinese terminal operators are acting as an arm of the Chinese government, so it really is a case of geopolitics acting in concert with supply chain,” Mr. Merk commented at the TOC Conference, June 2016.

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, Greece
16 June 2016

TOC Europe day 1 – Risk and returns: the challenges facing container terminals

The container terminal industry may well have to learn to live with higher risks and lower returns, maritime industry professionals were told on Day 1 of the TOC Europe Conference & Exhibition, taking place this week at the Hamburg Messe, Hamburg, Germany.

Olaf Merk, of the International Transport Forum , was one of the speakers

All About Shipping, United Kingdom
16 June 2016

TOC Europe day 1 – Risk and returns: the challenges facing container terminals

The container terminal industry may well have to learn to live with higher risks and lower returns, maritime industry professionals were told on Day 1 of the TOC Europe Conference & Exhibition, taking place this week at the Hamburg Messe, Hamburg, Germany. Olaf Merok of the International transport Forum was a speaker.

United Kingdom
14 June 2016

MINI drives positive change onto the highway

• Malaysia is among the 33 countries which had the highest road deaths at 23.8 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants in 2014. (World average of 18 to 100,000 people.) - Paris-based International Transport Forum (ITF) 2015

• Malaysia ranked the third in road fatalities per billion kilometres driven with the risk of dying in a road accident being 17.7 deaths. – ITF 2015

Based on these insights MINI and Saatchi & Saatchi Malaysia came up with a solution that tapped into the behaviour of road drivers, to initiate positive change.

Marketing Magazine Malaysia , Malaysia
14 June 2016

Troppi terminal container in Europa

Transporto Europa , Italy
14 June 2016

China's strategy is to link its global supply chain investments by 'one belt, one road'

China’s plan to develop a “one belt, one road” (OBOR) transport network should be understood in the context of the country’s strategic geopolitical objectives rather than simply providing the infrastructure for its exports, delegates at this week’s TOC Container Supply Chain conference heard today.

Both Prof Haralambides and fellow speaker Olaf Merk, administrator of ports and shipping at the OECD’s International Transport Forum, emphasised that the traditional GDP-trade growth multiplier of 1:2.5 had declined to a little over 1:1 since the the onset of recession in 2009

The Load Star, United Kingdom
13 June 2016

Road Safety Benchmarking In Latin America - Second Workshop

The ITF-FIA cooperation project on road safety performance in Latin America held its second workshop on the benchmark of road safety performance in Latin American countries in the framework of the Road Safety in Five Continents Conference, organised jointly by the Swedish Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the Brazilian Transport Association from 16 to 20 May 2016 in Rio de Janeiro 

In 2014, the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the FIA signed a 3-year cooperation agreement focusing on the improvement of worldwide traffic crash data collection and analysis. As part of this cooperation agreement, a project benchmarking road safety performance in Latin American countries was selected for implementation.

The objective of this project started in 2015, is to offer policy makers in Latin America a tool to assess the weaknesses and strengths of each country in the field of road safety and identify areas deserving policy attention and where the experience of other countries may be applied.

Ten countries have agreed to take part in the project: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

 

MotorSport South Africa, South Africa
13 June 2016

Troppi terminal container in Europa

According to a stud, "Capacity to Grow",  from the International Transport Forum, shipping terminals would do better to optimise use of existing structures rather than buid new docks;

Transporto Europa, Italy
12 June 2016

Transport technology might get around consumption habits

The transport industry, given its role in the increase in greenhouse gases, is at the forefront of the movement to drive change through technology.

It generated 23 percent of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion in 2013, and that rate is forecast to grow.

Its leaders are conscious of the need for change, and they gathered last month for the International Transport Forum Annual Summit in the German city of Leipzig to talk about ways of doing this.   

Radio New Zealand, New Zealand
9 June 2016

Environment-friendly mobility captures enthusiasm in Italy's Milan

Thanks to its initiatives, Milan has won numerous awards in recent years, including a price awarded in 2014 by the International Transport Forum at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which described Milan as "a reference point for those cities aiming to implement solutions for sustainable mobility and traffic regulation policies." Enditem

China Development Gateway, China
9 June 2016

Smart moves needed

WITH SA’s economic growth outlook for 2016 at a mere 0.7%, it is the lowest forecast on record thus far. With the growth rate for next year revised from 2.1% to 1.8% by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it does not bode well for the transport sector.

"It’s clear that road transport operators will need to do things more efficiently while improving driver behaviour and safety in order to ensure sustainable businesses."

According to the International Transport Forum, SA is ranked the worst out of 36 countries in terms of road fatalities, costing the country more than R300bn every year, with the majority of vehicle crashes being caused by irresponsible driver behaviour.

BDlive, South Africa
7 June 2016

Container trade growth forecast a warning for inland needs

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Journal of Commerce (JOC), United States
7 June 2016

State of Ocean Cargo: Cutting through the fog

One year since the publication of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development International Transport Forum’s report on “The Impact of Mega Ships,” there has been no serious response by the shipping industry to the issues it identified—namely the wider external costs imposed by mega ships and alliances of others in the supply chain, including shippers, port, terminal operators and governments.

World Freight Focus, United States
6 June 2016

State of Ocean Cargo: Cutting through the fog

In the wildly unstable ocean cargo carrier arena, three major consortia are fighting for market share, with some players simply hanging on for survival. Meanwhile, shippers may expect deployment shifts as a consequence of the Panama Canal expansion.

One year since the publication of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development International Transport Forum’s report on “The Impact of Mega Ships,” there has been no serious response by the shipping industry to the issues it identified—namely the wider external costs imposed by mega ships and alliances of others in the supply chain, including shippers, port, terminal operators and governments.

Supply Chain 24/7, United States
3 June 2016

Planned Port Capacity Will Be Sufficient in Most of the World. But A Few Regions Will Feel Squeeze Handling Future Trade Growth, Says OECD Report

The capacity improvements currently planned in seaports around the world will be “sufficient enough” to accommodate future trade growth to 2030.

That is, perhaps, not a stellar endorsement of current capacity planning from the International Transport Forum of the OECD, but a grade of B- or C+ is better than an F.

“Our projections show that only southern Asia needs to expand capacity beyond what planned or projected capacities are showing,” said the recently-released ITF report.

Global Trade Magazine, United States
3 June 2016

State of Ocean Container Supply Chain: Part II. Analysts cite the "irony" of mega vessels.

One year since the publication of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development International Transport Forum’s report on “The Impact of Mega Ships,” there has been no serious response by the shipping industry to the issues it identified—namely the wider external costs imposed by mega ships and alliances of others in the supply chain, including shippers, port, terminal operators and governments.

Supply Chain 24/7, United States
30 May 2016

Oferta portuária excedentária em 2030: Conclui relatório da OCDE

Jornal de Economia do Mar, Portugal
30 May 2016

Self-driving cars might cut costs but make traffic worse, researchers say

A study last year by the International Transport Forum, a transportation policy think tank, simulated the impact on traffic in Lisbon, Portugal, if conventional cars were replaced with driverless cars that take either a single passenger at a time or several passengers together.

It found that as long as half of travel is still carried out by conventional cars, total vehicle miles traveled will increase from 30 to 90 percent, suggesting that even widespread sharing of driverless cars would mean greater congestion for a long time.

The Seattle Times, United States
30 May 2016

Self-driving cars might create congestion nightmare

Chico Enterprise Record, United States
27 May 2016

Many Road Injuries Going Unreported, Says Study

The number of people injured by road traffic incidents is far greater than generally thought, according to two academics who have assembled data from diverse sources that are

not included in official statistics.

They believe the number of serious injuries is double the number reported and that 10 times as many cyclists have clinically serious injuries compared with the number reported. 

HighBeam Research , United States
27 May 2016

Trinity College: Ten times more clinical injuries to cyclists than official figures reveal

A report published by Trinity College Dublin's School of Engineering reportedly showed that 10 times more cyclists received severe injuries than figures recorded by the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

Big News Network, United Arab Emirates
27 May 2016

« Est-ce que cela a du sens de construire des porte-conteneurs encore plus grands ? »

Article by Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum

Le Monde, France
27 May 2016

State of the road transport sector in SA unpacked

According to the International Transport Forum, South Africa is ranked the worst out of 36 countries in terms of road fatalities, costing the country over R300 billion every year, with the majority of vehicle accidents being caused by irresponsible driver behaviour. 

Bizcommunity, South Africa
26 May 2016

Industry unpacks the state of the road transport sector in SA

According to the International Transport Forum, South Africa is ranked the worst out of 36 countries in terms of road fatalities, costing the country over R300 billion every year, with the majority of vehicle accidents being caused by irresponsible driver behaviour.

ABr Move, South Africa
26 May 2016

What effect will robot cars have on traffic congestion?

Columbia Daily Tribune, United States
25 May 2016

Self-driving trucks, increased congestion and preventing pedestrian injury with glue

The hype around autonomous vehicles continues, with a number of stories hitting the streets in the last week. A new company is working on a self-driving transport truck, some transportation experts believe self-driving cars will actually increase traffic congestion and Google has filed a patent for an adhesive to help prevent pedestrian injuries. A study last year by the International Transport Forum seemed to indicate that total vehicle miles tranveled would increase anywhere from 30 to 90 percent after the introduction of AVs, assuming that half of travel is still carried out by conventional cars. 

InfoTrucks, Argentina
25 May 2016

Telematics data vital in adverse operating conditions

According to the International Transport Forum, South Africa is ranked the worst out of 36 countries in terms of road fatalities, costing the country over R300 billion every year, with the majority of vehicle accidents being caused by irresponsible driver behaviour.

Truck & Bus, South Africa
25 May 2016

Industry unpacks state of road transport sector

Transport World Africa, South Africa
23 May 2016

What effect will robot cars have on traffic congestion?

Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.

A study last year by the International Transport Forum, a transportation policy think tank, simulated the impact on traffic in Lisbon, Portugal, if conventional cars were replaced with driverless cars that take either a single passenger at a time or several passengers together.

Krqe News, United States
22 May 2016

Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

Rutland Herald, United States
22 May 2016

Don’t count on robot cars easing traffic congestion

Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.

The congestion nightmare would result if a large share of people can’t be persuaded to effectively share robot cars with strangers and to continue using mass transit, Isaac said.

A study last year by the International Transport Forum, a transportation policy think tank, simulated the impact on traffic in Lisbon, Portugal, if conventional cars were replaced with driverless cars that take either a single passenger at a time or several passengers together.

The Register-Guard, United States
22 May 2016

Will Robot Cars Drive Traffic Congestion Off a Cliff?

Mobile Tech Today, United States
22 May 2016

Don’t count on robot cars easing traffic congestion

A study last year by the International Transport Forum, a transportation policy think tank, simulated the impact on traffic in Lisbon, Portugal, if conventional cars were replaced with driverless cars that take either a single passenger at a time or several passengers together.

It found that as long as half of travel is still carried out by conventional cars, total vehicle miles traveled will increase from 30 to 90 percent, suggesting that even widespread sharing of driverless cars would mean greater congestion for a long time.

The Register-Guard, United States
21 May 2016

Will Robot Cars Drive Traffic Congestion Off a Cliff?

Top Tech News, United States
21 May 2016

Will Robot Cars Drive Traffic Congestion Off a Cliff?

Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.
Researchers believe the number of miles driven will skyrocket. It's less certain whether that will mean a corresponding surge in traffic congestion, but it's a clear possibility.

A study last year by the International Transport Forum, a transportation policy think tank, simulated the impact on traffic in Lisbon, Portugal, if conventional cars were replaced with driverless cars that take either a single passenger at a time or several passengers together.

Top Tech News, United States
21 May 2016

Will Robot Cars Drive Traffic Congestion Off a Cliff?

Mobile Tech Today, United States
18 May 2016

Will self-driving cars propel traffic congestion off a cliff?

Trivalleycentral, United States
18 May 2016

Will robot cars worsen traffic congestion?

The Poughkeepsie Journal , United States
18 May 2016

Will self-driving cars result in a surge of vehicles on the road, increasing traffic congestion?

Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.

A study last year by the International Transport Forum, a transportation policy think tank, simulated the impact on traffic in Lisbon, Portugal, if conventional cars were replaced with driverless cars that take either a single passenger at a time or several passengers together.

The Daily Reporter, United States
18 May 2016

Will self-driving cars propel traffic congestion off a cliff?

Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. The problem, say transportation researchers, is that people will use them too much.

A study last year by the International Transport Forum, a transportation policy think tank, simulated the impact on traffic in Lisbon, Portugal, if conventional cars were replaced with driverless cars that take either a single passenger at a time or several passengers together.

Trivalleycentral, United States
18 May 2016

Will robot cars worsen traffic congestion?

The Poughkeepsie Journal , United States
17 May 2016

Driverless Cars Could Create Huge Traffic Congestion Problems

Claims Journal, United States
17 May 2016

Robot cars point to new era in mobility

The Brunei Times, Malaysia
16 May 2016

What will robot cars do to traffic congestion?

Finance & Commerce, United States
13 May 2016

The Future is Driverless

Vehicle models and makes may have changed but the driver's role has remained the same. That is, until now. Companies such as Google and Tesla are essentially reinventing the steering wheel by taking the driver out of the equation. In the Agenda with Steve Paikin programme Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum considers with panels members how driverless vehicles will change the nature of transportation and affect everything from infrastructure to urban sprawl.

TVO, Canada
12 May 2016

Driverless Cars and City Building: A Ryerson City Building Institute "Meet-Up"

Who is in the driver’s seat ensuring that driverless cars solve the ‘last mile’, reduce overall car use, complement public transit, and don’t pave the way for Sprawl 2.0?

CBI hosted a lively public “Meet-up” to discuss the impact of driverless cars and on-demand ride-sharing on future of the Toronto region.

The panel includes Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum 

Ryerson City Building Institute, Canada
12 May 2016

Marine shipping (and aviation) emission regulation absent from final COP21 agreement

Many in the transportation sector saw the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change as an opportunity to counter criticism of the industry’s environmental practices, presenting proposals to reduce or mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the sector. But even those in the industry are calling for change. Shipping is a polluting industry, says the influential International Transport Forum in an analysis prepared for COP21. The October 2015 issue of the forum’s Policy Brief analyzes the performance of the industry and draws disturbing conclusions that should be read very closely by shipping company executives. 

Canadian Sailings, France
12 May 2016

As the Shipping World Churns, Alliances Raise Questions

Governments should consider whether the enormous buying power concentrated in new global shipping alliances serves the public interest. Article by Olaf Merk, International Transport Forum.

Wall Street Journal, United States
10 May 2016

European Commission to support rollout of mobility indicators

The European Commission has endorsed the sustainable mobility indicators developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The Commission is understood to be working on processes to support cities using the indicators. This could include the possibility of putting together a consortium to help cities with data collection as well as putting in place a financial scheme.

“We encourage cities to make use of [the WBCSD toolkit], both to assess their current situation and to monitor the results of their urban mobility strategy and measures,” said Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Transport.

The indicators were developed by the WBCSD in collaboration with Oran Consulting, Ghent University, the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). They were then tested and refined by Bangkok, Campinas, Chengdu, Hamburg, Indore and Lisbon.

Cities Today, Belgium
10 May 2016

Shell Project M: Concept car redefines future of mobility

The Manila Times, Philippines
9 May 2016

Debating a carbon tax in global shipping

Following the climate change summit in Paris, the International Monetary Fund suggested implementing a carbon tax of $30 per tonne of CO₂ emitted from maritime and aviation fuels, which it says could raise around $25bn a year. The International Chamber of Shipping strongly opposes this measure, stating a preference for a fuel levy instead

It is not the first time the ICS has stood up against carbon tax. In October 2015, the ICS rejected a call from OECD think tank the International Transport Forum to impose a $25 levy on carbon.

Ship Technology, United Kingdom
28 March 2016

The 4 Keys for Ports of the Future

Port Technology
18 March 2016

Bangkok's public transport unsafe for women, polls say

Bangkok is now ranked as the world’s eighth city where travelling on public transport is not safe for women, according to a survey released by The Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Mary Crass, head of policy at the OECD’s International Transport Forum, said the results highlighted the need for more action. “When there is not frequent, reliable, accessible transport, this can affect women and anyone’s ability to access opportunity and notably employment in urban areas, which can make a big difference for women in particular,” she told Reuters.

ThaiVisa News , Thailand
15 March 2016

IRU supports ECMT Quality Charter’s rollout in Turkey

IRU Academy in cooperation with the IRU member UND and the International Transport Forum organised a seminar on the implementation of the ECMT Quality Charter and the promotion of road safety in commercial road transport operations. The seminar highlighted the positive contribution of the ECMT Quality Charter to improving overall transport quality through reduced CO2 emissions and increased road safety.

شبکه خبری صنعت حمل و نقل: تين نيوز
12 March 2016

Le gigantisme des navires face aux questions de sécurité

Nautisme - Météo Consult, France
11 March 2016

Mexico City Mayor, the FIA, the Carlos Slim Foundation, the Red Cross, GRSP, Formula E and Team Telmex join forces to promote safer roads at Mexico’s first ePrix

The Mexican government has recognised an urgent need to improve the road safety situation and put an end to detrimental social and economic losses. Various government institutions are engaged in halving the road death toll by 2050. International organisations including the FIA, iRAP, Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and WHO are also involved in various programmes and initiatives to strengthen road safety performance. In this context, the FIA supports a project on road safety data in partnership with the International Transport Forum (ITF) allowing Mexico to benefit from accurate road safety data.

Racer.com , United States
10 March 2016

Shippers Representatives Demand Inquiry Into Container Line Alliances

GSF has called for the establishment of a Maritime Industries Supply Chain Forum at an international level to address the full range of challenges facing the sector saying that one year on from the publication of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development International Transport Forum’s report on ‘The Impact of Mega Ships’ there has been no serious response by the shipping industry to the issues it identified 

Handy Shipping Guide, United Kingdom
10 March 2016

Insight: The Mega-Ship Issue

PTI has put together an insight into the contemporary mega-ship puzzle: by interviewing a selection of industry figures, PTI ask whether overcapacity will perennially continue, what ports can do about overcapacity and what needs to happen to improve the maritime industry.

United Kingdom
10 March 2016

Will the Mega ship model “give way”?

Olaf Merk from the OECD’s International Transport Forum (ITF) said the mega ship model is an unsustainable “taxpayer financed bubble” that imposes unsustainable costs on the rest of the container supply chain.

The ITF made its views on mega ships known in the report “The Impact of Mega-Ships” released last year. Speaking at the ICHCA International Conference in Barcelona last week, Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum, OECD took another swing at the sustainability of the mega ship strategy the world’s leading container lines are pursuing. 

WorldCargo News , United Kingdom
8 March 2016

Mega-ships come under fire for hiking supply chain costs

Ships can be built in two years, but ports need 10 years to expand, said Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum.

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Journal of Commerce (JOC), United States
6 March 2016

New members for Up Top Global Taxi Network

Leading international stakeholders set the scene for the taxi industry of the future and welcomed two new industry experts to the Advisory Committee of the UpTop Global Taxi Network – IRU’s renamed Global Taxi Network (GTN).

Mary Crass, Head of Policy and Summit Preparation for the International Transport Forum and Chair of the UpTop Advisory Committee said, “Taxis are an important part of the ongoing mobility transformation and are ideally placed to leverage the benefits of the technological changes under way. UpTop has a key role to play in this transformation since it brings together best practice in the taxi industry today.”

Taxi Intelligence
3 March 2016

GSF Calls For International Forum To Explore Shipping Industry Challenges

Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) today called for the establishment of a Maritime Industries Supply Chain Forum at an international level to address the full range of challenges facing the sector.

One year on from the publication of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development International Transport Forum’s report on ‘The Impact of Mega Ships’ there has been no serious response by the shipping industry to the issues it identified – namely the wider external costs imposed by mega ships and alliances of others in the 

Marine Insight, India
1 March 2016

Call to address drop in liner service quality

Splash 247, Singapore
1 March 2016

OECD's Philippe Crist wins award from Cycling Embassy of Denmark

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark has given its annual Leadership Award for Cycling Promotion to Philippe Crist of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Crist works for the OECD's International Transport Forum and is a strong supporter of cycling. His award was presented at Velo-City Taipei. Previous winners of the award have included Tony Lo, CEO of Giant, and Mike Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City.

Marianne Weinreich, chairman of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, said:

“Philippe’s work has proven invaluable in getting the international community to truly realise the huge benefits and opportunities in cycling. We hope that the award will prove an inspiration for him and others to continue promoting cycling on both a local, national, and international scale."

Bike Biz, United Kingdom
29 February 2016

OCDE : un projet mondial de réduction des émissions

Le Forum International des Transport (ITF), organisme de l’OCDE, lance un Projet de Décarbonisation des transports, à grande échelle. Le projet sera officiellement inauguré le 19 mai lors du sommet annuel de l’ITF à Leipzig. L’idée est de contribuer à ce que les engagements de l’Accord de décembre, signé dans le cadre de la COP 21, soient tenus. L’intérêt de la démarche est l’intégration des efforts consentis localement et la tentative de modélisation des stratégies à suivre à une échelle géographique très vaste. Dans sa présentation, l’ITF rappelle à propos que, entre 1990 et 2008, les émissions de CO2 du transport ont crû de 29 % dans des pays d’OCDE et de 89 % dans des pays extérieurs à l’organisation internationale, selon l’Agence internationale de l’énergie.

Transport Info, France
18 February 2016

The Powerful Brain Behind Driverless Fleets Is Already Being Built

That day in the future when you get inside a self-driving bus to get to work, you’ll assume that the bus is programmed to drive you there as efficiently and safely as possible. Software will have replaced the driver who does that today. Perhaps more importantly, software will have also replaced those managing scores of busses at a control centre. Robin North is building the latter technology that will control those fleets from the mothership.

Recent research in Lisbon, Portugal showed that shared, driverless fleets of cars could meet the city’s mobility needs with just 35% of the usual number of vehicles on the roads during peak hours.

For a full 24 hours on average, they city would only need 10% of existing cars on the road to meet its transportation needs, according to the 2015 study on “TaxiBots” by the International Transport Forum, a division of rich-country think tank the OECD.

Forbes, United States

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