International Transport Forum in the Media

Lanknewspapers.com (Sri Lanka) | 24 September 2015
"Megaships are worsening overcapacity in the container market"
"Capacity growth is being driven by the trend towards larger vessels. The size of container ships has been growing faster than for any other ship type according to the OECD`s International Transport Forum."    More...

Port News | 24 September 2015
"Mega-ships are they maxing out in size?"

Many in the shipping industry have seen the multifaceted negative impact of these vessels — the port congestion they trigger, the safety issues they raise or the diminishing fuel economies. But to the extent there has been pushback, it’s come largely from outside the carrier industry. The negative impact of mega-ships on seaport cities was the focus of a 108-page report published in May by the International Transport Forum of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.    More...

Financial Times | 23 September 2015
"Market failure facilitated by taxpayers’ money"
The overcapacity related to mega-ships is a market failure facilitated by significant amounts of public money according to Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum.  Shipyards have offered mega-ships for the same prices as smaller ships, supported by taxpayers’ money. Shipping lines receive all kinds of state aid and favourable tax treatment. But the external costs of mega-ships — peaks, port and hinterland congestion and adjustment costs for infrastructure — are imposed mostly on the public sector, such as ports and ministries of transport.   More...

Reuters | 22 September 2015
"Megaships are worsening overcapacity in the container market: Kemp"
"Researchers for the OECD question whether megaships are contributing to unsustainable overcapacity and imposing unintended costs on shippers, port operators, freight forwarders, logistics firms and insurers."   More...

Fresnobee | 22 September 2015
"Spain took expensive steps to avoid opposition to its high-speed rail"
"Most of Spain’s high-speed lines are too new to have made a significant mark. And experts still are looking for ways to distinguish the influence of high-speed trains from other economic factors – especially when stations are built in already-established city centers. “The issue of wider economic benefits remains one of the hardest to tackle,” Nash wrote in a 2009 International Transport Forum article. “Such benefits could be significant, but vary significantly from case to case, so an in-depth study of each case is required.”    More...

STA (Slovenia) | 10 September 2015
"Minister Not Averse to OECD's Inland Terminal Idea for Koper Port"
"Infrastructure Minister Peter Gašperšič indicated on Thursday he agreed with findings of an OECD study on the feasibility of the second rail track between the port of Koper and the rail hub of Divača that it would first be better to build an inland terminal. He argued the analysis had shown it made no sense to rush things."   More...
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The Sydney Morning Herald | 10 September 2015
"Concrete gods take on the odds as city vibe heralds changes of the century"
"An OECD International Transport Forum study earlier this year examined the impact of autonomous cars or "taxi-bots" on cities. It found that 70-90 per cent fewer cars would be required for the same number of trips, that on-street parking space would fall by 80 per cent and existing road space by at least 20 per cent. More savings are clearly likely in cities with higher public transit provision"   More...

Publico (Portugal)| 09 September 2015
"Transporte urbano vai a caminho de veículos sem condutor humano"
José Viegas in an interview talks of the ITF's work on urban mobility and the challenges faced by legislators confronted with the quick pace of change in the domain  More...

The Economist | 05 September 2015
"Cities are starting to put pedestrians and cyclists before motorists. That makes them nicer—and healthier—to live in"
Cyclists and motorists have never liked sharing the road. But safety will have to be taken seriously into account if, as the International Transport Forum predicts, by 2050 the world’s roads will have to cope with 2.5 billion cars and light trucks, three times as many as today.   More...

Transport & Environment (Belgium) | 03 September 2015
"Truck fuel-economy standards needed, says German environment agency "
"Trucks and buses accounted for around 30% of the world’s road transport CO2 in 2012. Due to growing traffic and improvements in passenger cars and vans by 2030 this will increase to almost 40%. According to the International Transport Forum, emissions by trucks and buses are on their way to become the biggest source of transport emissions globally."   More...

Eco-Business (Singapore) | 01 September 2015
"Steering Singapore towards a driverless future"
"In land scarce, densely-packed Singapore, driverless cars can help free up road space and improve productivity, among other benefits. But many uncertainties must be addressed before this technology can become mainstream."   More...

Transport & Environment (Belgium) | 29 August 2015
"Uber case to shape future of shared mobility"
"The potential of the internet and smartphones to revolutionise transport was discussed in May this year at the International Transport Forum, where representatives from Google, Nokia, Zipcar, Uber and BlaBlaCar outlined how making greater use of the existing car fleet could drastically reduce the number of cars on Europe’s roads."   More...

MICEBTN (Australia) | 21 August 2015
“New Zealand industry battles new tax as govt downplays its impact on traveller behaviour"
"IT probably wasn’t the best time to introduce a new travel tax – even presented as a ‘border clearance levy’ – given that New Zealand was about to chair the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig where the focus was fewer barriers and costs for passengers and freight."   More...

Newgeograph (USA) | 19 August 2015
“Preparing for the impact of driverless cars"
Tory Gattis, Founding Senior Fellow with the Center for Opportunity Urbanism comments on several recent articles on driverless cars and refers to ITF work.   More...

Jacksonville (USA) | 18 August 2015
“Use evidence, not hype, when making decisions about dredging"
The debate over whether to deepen the St. Johns River to accommodate the larger container vessels has been raging for the past several years. One of the key issues involves the costs and benefits of the project. A recent report from the International Transport Forum “The Impact of Mega-Ships: Case Specific Policy Analysis,” contains  a number of points that are highly relevant   More...

Luxemburger Wort | 18 August 2015
“Road accidents in Luxembourg – are they increasing?"
"Is the traffic accident situation in Luxembourg particularly bad compared to other European countries? Or are there other specific factors involved we have to take into consideration? ...It all depends on how you examine statistics as since 1990 the number of vehicles on the road in Luxembourg have almost doubled, while for the period between 1990 and 2011 accident deaths have drastically decreased by 50 percent. For those injured the drop is 20 percent for the same period, according to an International Transport Forum report. "   More...

Financial Post (Canada) | 17 August 2015
“Why you should never drive in a foreign country"
"Whether at home or abroad, driving ranks as one of the most dangerous things you can do. Last year, road deaths around the world totalled about 1.3 million, according to the International Transport Forum."   More...

Euregion.net (Italy) | 17 August 2015
“Slovenia, nuove obiezioni sul secondo binario Capodistria - Divaccia" [Slovenia, new objections to the the second track Koper - Divača]
An International Transport Forum (ITF) report has pointed out that the second track of Slovenia’s Divača-Koper project is a very risky investment. The ITF recommends the building of an "inland terminal", as an interim solution to facilitate the transport of goods to and from the port.   More...

3SAT (TV) Germany) | 14 August 2015
“Hamburg:Deutschlands Hafen Nummer Eins soll auch in Zukunft international wettbewerbsfähig bleiben"
The video includes an interview of Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum. The organisation's recent report "The impact of Mega-Ships" is described as a gamechanger in the discusion on the Elbe deepening.   More...

Michigan Business Network Blog (USA) | 13 August 2015
"A Look Around the Nation and the World-Roads"
"As highways and streets age and deteriorate, drivers are shelling out more on auto repairs. A variety of studies point to rising maintenance costs that they attribute in large part to poor road conditions.The US is not alone. Investment in roads and railroads is at a record low as a share of the overall economy among members of the OECD, according to a new report from the group’s International Transport Forum"   More...

Cargo Business News (USA) | 13 August 2015
The "big ship/rate volatility" conundrum"
"According to Olaf Merk, ports and shipping administrator of the International Transport Forum (ITF), the time is quickly approaching when it won’t make much sense to build mega-ships. Merk said the shipping industry is close to reaching the point of optimal ship size."   More...

Freight and Trading Weekly (FTW)  (South Africa) | 11 August 2015
“Operational improvement spurs investment in West African ports"
"Growing co-operation between terminal operators is driving change for the West African port sector and spurring investment in new infrastructure, says intergovernmental organisation, the International Transport Forum."  More...

Climate Action  | 10 August 2015
“The Future of Electric Vehicle Integration: Car Sharing, Parking Provision and Complementary Policy"
"A recent Climate Action webinar brought together Dr. Bernhard Blattel, Vice President of Mobility at BMW Group and Jose Viegas, Secretary General of the OECD’s International Transport Forum to assess the key factors needed to accelerate sustainable urban mobility solutions ahead of COP21. Viegas addressed the barrier of cost by citing key studies that show that inner-city traffic can be reduced by up to 95% by adopting sustainable mobility solutions."  More...

Peak Oil (USA) | 08 August 2015
“Why Oil Will Never Be Replaced"
The OECD International Transport Forum has estimated that by 2050, there would be 2.5 billion cars on the road. All these cars will not be electric, so the demand for oil is still likely to be strong in the foreseeable future   More...

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide | 08 August 2015
“Sunset For Oil? You Must Be Kidding, Surely?"
"Auto companies would fight against the end of oil. But if driverless cars really do take hold, auto companies as we know them might not even be around anymore. Luis Martinez of the International Transport Forum, a division of the OECD, told The Economist".    More...

Oil Voice  (UK) | 07 August 2015
“Sunset For Oil? You Must Be Kidding, Surely?"
"Auto companies would fight against the end of oil. But if driverless cars really do take hold, auto companies as we know them might not even be around anymore. Luis Martinez of the International Transport Forum, a division of the OECD, told The Economist".    More...

ICIS  (UK) | 07 August 2015
“Sunset For Oil? You Must Be Kidding, Surely?"
"Auto companies would fight against the end of oil. But if driverless cars really do take hold, auto companies as we know them might not even be around anymore. Luis Martinez of the International Transport Forum, a division of the OECD, told The Economist".    More...

France 24  International | 06 August 2015
“Suez Canal expansion: high hopes as Egypt inaugurates improved waterway"
Olaf Merk of the  OECD International Transport Forum participates in the French TV channel debate on the occasion of the official inauguration of the Suez Canal expansion.    More...

Intelog (Brazil) | 06 August 2015
“O carro autônomo pode dominar o mundo?" [If autonomous vehicles ruled the world?].    
The idea that autonomous vehicles will be owned and used much as cars are today is a “tenuous assumption”, says Luis Martinez of the International Transport Forum. An ITF study modelling the use of self-driving cars in Lisbon found that shared “taxibots” could reduce the number of cars needed by 80-90%. More...

Transportnyhederne (Denmark) | 06 August 2015
“Transport ministers approve Quality Charter for road freight"
A Quality Charter for international road haulage operations has been approved by the transport ministers of the European member countries of the International Transport Forum at the OECD. It is a major step towards harmonisation of conditions in the Pan-European road haulage market  More...

AD Rotterdams Dagblad:  (Netherlands) | 04 August 2015
“Groeiende zorgen over steeds grotere schepen" [Growing concerns over ever larger ships]
The OECD International Transport Forum has outlined the icosts and incoveniencess of mega-ships to ports. in the report "The Impacts of Mega-Ships". Rotterdam needs to consider these implications.  More...

Seeking Alpha  (USA) | 04 August 2015
“Why Oil Will Never Be Replaced"
The OECD International Transport Forum has estimated that by 2050, there would be 2.5 billion cars on the road. All these cars will not be electric, so the demand for oil is still likely to be strong in the foreseeable future   More...

Tagesschau  (Germany) | 02 August 2015
“Große Pötte, große Gefahren?"
Many visitors marvelled as MSC Zoe, one of the three largest container ships in the world, was baptised in Hamburg Harbour. But some experts such as Olaf Merk of the International transport Forum warn of the risk associated with mega-ships.   More...

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung  (Germany) | 01 August 2015
“Skepsis gegen Riesenschiffe "
As MSC  Zoe was celebrating with her naming ceremony in Hamburg critics voiced their concerns over the trend to ever larger container ships.  The ITF study "The Impact of Mega-ships" presented by Olaf Merk at the World Ports Conference in June has aroused the interest of many experts.   More...

The Economist | 01 August 2015
"If autonomous vehicles rule the world: From horseless to driverless"
The idea that autonomous vehicles will be owned and used much as cars are today is a “tenuous assumption”, says Luis Martinez of the International Transport Forum. Fleets of self-driving vehicles could, he says, replace all car, taxi and bus trips in a city, providing as much mobility with far fewer vehicles. An ITF study modelling the use of self-driving cars in Lisbon found that shared “taxibots” could reduce the number of cars needed by 80-90%.  More...

Die Zeit  (Germany) | 31 July 2015
"Gigantischer Unsinn"
While for some shipping companies the race to ever bigger mega-ships is a lucrative business, there are also plenty of losers. An ITF study highlights the cost to society of this trend.  More...

Make Use Of   (UK) | 31 July 2015
"Study Says Driverless Electric Cars Could Cut Emission by 90%"
A study by the International Transport Forum details some of the probable impacts of self-driving cars. “Shared self-driving car fleets will directly compete with urban taxi and public transport services, as currently organized. Such fleets might effectively become a new form of low capacity, high quality public transport. This is likely to cause significant labor issues.”  More...

Ship & Bunker  (Canada) | 30 July 2015
"Report Suggests Singapore's Container Port Lags Behind Malaysia and China in Productivity"
Recent statistics released by the International Transport Forum (ITF) suggest that berth productivity at Singapore's container port is lagging behind regional counterparts in Malaysia and China  More...

De Standaard  Belgium) | 29 July 2015
"Havens zijn niet gebaat met containerwedloop"
Olaf Merk, shipping specialist at the International Transport Forum says ports will  not necesssarily be winners as the trend to ever larger container ships grows.  More...

Ingenieur (Germany) | 28 July 2015
"Daimler will selbstfahrende Lkw auf deutschen Autobahnen testen"  [
The unmanned automobile era arrives.]
Daimler expects to begin testing self-driving trucks in Germany.  In May 2015 in Leipzig German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt had evoked many aspects of the digitisation of mobility at the ITF's Annual Summit.  More...

임베디드뉴스  (Korea) | 28 July 2015
"무인자동차 본격 도래, 기계가 안전을 책임지는 시대 온다"  [
The unmanned automobile era arrives.]
An article on the looming age of “unmanned “ cars and trucks cites ITF work on self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles.  More...

CCTV 뉴스 |  (Korea) | 27 July 2015
"무인자동차 시대 도래..기계가 안전 책임질 시대온다"  [
The era of driverless vehicles is here.]
An article on the looming age of “unmanned “ vehicles cites ITF work on self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles.  More...

STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (Slovenia) | 27 July 2015
"Govt Accused of Planning Second Track in "Bad Faith"
"The transport chapter of Slovenia's biggest business association is concerned about the fate of the second rail track between the port of Koper and the rail hub of Divača after an ITF study unofficially found the EUR 1.4bn project would be economically too risky for the taxpayer."  More...
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Global Trailer  (Australia) | 27 July 2015
"ITF makes EU road transport harmonisation progress"
The Quality Charter, approved by the transport ministers of the European member countries of the International Transport Forum, “alongside the incitation mechanisms already in place for adoption of the most technologically advanced trucks, will establish the Multilateral Quota system as a symbol of quality, safety and environmental standards in road transport.” Said ITF Secretary-General José Viegas.. More...

WK Transport Logistique  (France) | 27 July 2015
"Le gigantisme des navires porte-conteneurs pose question"
"The Impact of Mega Ships", the report just published by the International Transport Forum , has something to annoy shipping companies, shipyards , classification societies and all operators who, directly or indirectly , thrive in the shade of Triple -E Maersk , MSC - Oscar or CMA- CGM- Kerguelen and others.  More...

Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) | 27 July 2015
"Schluss mit Brummi"
In the coming years road freight transport could undergo significant changes. The article details pilot projects for the electrification of truck freight transport. ITF expects freight volumes worldwide to quadruple by 2050 and the share of road transport in total land transport to increase from six to ten percent. More...

Bunker Ports News Worldwide  (Greece) | 27 July 2015
"Singapore's container port faces a productivity question"
"Singapore's container port, among the busiest in the world and reputed to be one of the most competitive, has come up against recent statistics that suggest it is behind its regional rivals in efficiency - at least on the face of it. Fresh data on berth productivity from the International Transport Forum (ITF) appears to indicate that the country's terminals are lagging the major ports in Malaysia and China in productivity. ” More...

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide  (Greece) | 26 July 2015
"Singapore's container port faces a productivity question"
"Singapore's container port, among the busiest in the world and reputed to be one of the most competitive, has come up against recent statistics that suggest it is behind its regional rivals in efficiency - at least on the face of it. Fresh data on berth productivity from the International Transport Forum (ITF) appears to indicate that the country's terminals are lagging the major ports in Malaysia and China in productivity. ” More...

The Wall Street Journal | 24 July 2015
"OECD: Spending on Roads, Rails Has Fallen to Record Lows"
Investment in roads and railroads is at a record low as a share of the overall economy among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to a new report from the group’s International Transport Forum. Nations in the OECD, average investment in inland transport infrastructure fell to 0.8% of GDP in 2013, the most recent year for which data was available. The total amount spent is at 1995 levels, the ITF found.   More...

Stuff.co. Motoring (New Zealand) | 24 July 2015
"Transport Minister Simon Bridges trying to lure driverless cars to New Zealand"
Transport Minister Simon Bridges is leading a drive to test driverless cars in New Zealand. Such technology is already in use in some parts of the world, if only as a gimmick. The German Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt arrived at the International Transport Forum in Germany in May in a self-driving BMW and predicted the technology would start rolling off German assembly lines as soon as 2017.    More...

AD  (Netherlands) | 23 July 2015
"Eerste containertrein uit China in Rotterdam"
As Rotterdam welcomes the first container train from China, experts ask if this will have an impact on Rotterdam's port activity. Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum says "The freight volumes [by rail] will not exceed one thousandth of what is transported by sea between Asia and Europe." He also points out that though rail transport is quicker than sea, most of the freight transported in containers is not time sensitive.    More...

Sea Breezes  (UK) | 23 July 2015
"Cost Savings of Giant Box Ships ‘Falling’"
The cost savings of the giant container ships are decreasing and might not even be realised, according to a study about the impact of these giant ships on maritime transport. The study by the International Transport Forum (ITF), said that while doubling the maximum container ship size over the last decade has reduced total vessel costs per transported container by roughly a third, these cost savings are decreasing with size. .   More...

Asia One  (Singapore) | 23 July 2015
"Singapore's container port faces a productivity question"
Singapore's container port, among the busiest in the world and reputed to be one of the most competitive, has come up against recent statistics from the ITF that suggest it is behind its regional rivals in efficiency.   More...

Port Technology  (Singapore) | 22 July 2015
"The Top 10 Ports for Berth Productivity"
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Data released by the International Transport Forum (ITF), as part of its ‘Real Impacts of Mega-ships’ report gives a breakdown of the top 10 ports globally with the highest berth productivity, shown in the number of berth crane moves per hour."   More...

Die Welt   (Germany) | 22 July 2015
"Die Rekordjagd der Schifffahrt und ihre Folgen"
The report from the International Transport Forum “The Impact of Mega-Ships” indicates that the drive by shipping companies to use ever larger container ships ”can cause substantial transport costs” on the public purse and on logistics companies as infrastructure such as higher bridges or wider locks for stronger quays needs to be adapted to larger ships.   More...

Think Railways  (Romania) | 21 July 2015
"Western European and North American economies invest in rail, CEE countries focus on roads"
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Western European and North American economies invest increasingly in rail while in Central and Eastern European countries the focus continues to be on roads, shows latest study of the International Transport Forum. ”  More...

The Business Times (Singapore) | 21 July 2015
"Singapore's container port faces a productivity question"
Fresh data puts it behind regional rivals, but analysts urge caution in interpreting the figures and offer reasons for Singapore's apparent lag. More...

International Railway Journal | 20 July 2015
"OECD rail investment rising as overall transport spending falls"
INVESTMENT in inland transport infrastructure across the 34 member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has fallen to a record low of 0.8% of GDP, according to analysis by the organisation's transport think tank.  More...

InforMARE (Italy) | 20 July 2015
"Nei Paesi OCSE diminuisce la quota del Pil destinata agli investimenti in infrastrutture di trasporto inland"
In OECD countries investment in land transport infrastructure (roads, railways and inland waterways) have declined significantly since the peak of 2009 according to the International Transport Forum. ”  More...

Informazioni Marittime  (Italy) | 17 July 2015
"Autotrasporto, approvata la Carta di Qualità internazionale"
The transport ministers of member countries of the ITF (International Transport Forum) approved a Quality Charter for international operations of road transport, a document which sets standards of professional competence for companies, managers and drivers and will enter into force 1 January 2016. . More...

Today Online  (Singapore) | 17 July 2015
"The Big Read: Despite push for public transport, a love for cars endures"
Singapore's public transport faces major challenges. interviewed, Philippe Crist, economist at the International Transport Forum, said "the greatest factor in the high demand for cars here “may be the fact that those in charge of making decisions simply do not believe that there is an alternative to having a high reliance on car travel for the city to function”. More...

Africanewswire.net  (USA) | 17 July 2015
"Operator joint ventures spur West African port development"
“Ports in Africa have generally longer ship turn-around times, where average turn-around times of more than three days are no exception; the port of Mombasa (Kenya) had an average turn-around time of 4.1 days in 2014,” the ITF reports. More...

New Zealand Herald  | 17 July 2015
"International Transport Forum: BlaBlaCar"
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During the International Transport Forum's 2015 Summit Frederic Mazzella, founder of BlaBlaCar in France explains how it works. More...

Journal of Commerce  (USA) | 16 July 2015
"Working Together Is Key To Improving Supply Chain, Says GSF Report"
The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) in its latest Annual Report notes “We now look forward to the challenges ahead, in particular in dealing with the emerging climate change agenda in IMO, ICAO, EU and at the UNFCCC; and also in influencing the emerging debate about the impact of mega shipping vessels and maritime alliances, most notably opened by the OECD’s policy think tank the International Transport Forum”. More...
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Handy Shipping Guide (UK) | 16 July 2015
"Global Shippers' Forum Reflects on Cooperation Within the Logistics Supply Chain Hierarchy"
Among the challenges its faces in the coming year the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) in its latest Annual Report notes that of "influencing the emerging debate about the impact of mega shipping vessels and maritime alliances, most notably opened by the OECD’s policy think tank the International Transport Forum”. More...

The Global Legal Post (UK) | 14 July 2015
"Personal injury law overhaul foreseen as part of technology revolution"
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Personal injury lawyers might see dramatic shifts in their business in the next five to ten years as driverless cars cut out the role of human error in accidents and as law-makers consider new approaches to liability, according to experts." Robotics Law Journal publishes the views of the International transport Forum on the legal implications of self-driving cars. More...

Daniel Rosen Blog. Colorado Accident Law Blog | 07 July 2015
"Study Finds Self-Driving Taxis Will Help the Environment"

The ITF found that once self-driving cars dominate the roads, there would be an “almost certain” improvement in traffic safety. The group’s report also found that self-driving cabs would reduce the time a person now has to wait for buses, and would free up a significant portion of space that is now used for parking,  More...

Delhi Daily News | 06 July 2015
"Driverless cars could cut emissions"

"Shared self-driving car fleets will directly compete with urban taxi and public transport services, as currently organized. Such fleets might effectively become a new form of low capacity, high quality public transport. This is likely to cause significant labor issues." according to the International Transport Forum.  More...

The Washington Post (USA) | 06 July 2015
"A fleet of ‘robocabs’ could dramatically slash vehicle emissions, study suggests"
Recent research by the OECD’s International Transport Forum has found that there is vast potential for automated taxis to command a large market share in major cities. The study imagined “TaxiBots” and “AutoVots” that provided, respectively, shared rides for multiple passengers and services for single passengers.  More...

TheoryOfLife (USA) | 06 July 2015
"How Autonomous Cars Will Change Traffic"
Scientists wanted to plug virtual self-driving vehicles into a model of a real, live city using the data from a day of traffic and see what happened. It turns out, what happens is you free up a lot of paved space that can be used for recreation or buildings.  More...

Lloyd's Loading List (UK) | 06 July 2015
"The impact of mega-ships on supply chains"
A recent report from the International Transport Forum (ITF) on ‘the Impact of Mega-Ships’ suggests that the new generation of mega-ships has a serious impact on the rest of the transport chain and and may add $400 million in annualised costs.  More...

The Global Legal Post (UK) | 02 July 2015
"Regulators risk delaying public transport advantages of driverless cars"
Children born today may never need to get a driving licence to use a car, according to an International Transport Forum report, but they could be deprived of some potential advantages of self-driving cars by restrictive regulation  More...

AZFreight (UK) | 01 July 2015
"ICAO, ITF look at sustainability"
The organisations signed a framework on 23 June in Montreal (Canada). It commits them to engaging in joint research and events, and to exchange staff and information. The agreement identifies potential topics for co-operation. Among them are international air transport liberalisation and aviation infrastructure investment.  More...

Kauno Diena aipėda (Lithuania) | 30 June 2015|
"Švedijoje – pirmieji hibridiniai elektriniai sunkvežimiai"
Technology company Siemens will install a two kilometers highway section for hybrid trucks in Sweden. The E-motorway project Elvaguo-Gävle will be implemented Gävleborg`s in the area north of Stockholm, and will be the first project of its kind in Europe. This is a step to achieving Sweden’s goal of reducing the transport sector’s dependence on fossil fuels. More...
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Le Repaire des Motards | 26 June 2015
"TaxiBots, AutoVots et co-voiturage, l'édifiante étude 90% des voitures inutiles en ville grâce au co-voiturage"

The International Transport Forum has just published an edifying study on shared and self-driving vehicles. A phenomenon which could ultimately render 90% of urban cars redundant. More...

Air Transport News | 26 June 2015
"ICAO and International Transport Forum to Enhance Cooperation"

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have established a new agreement to engage in joint research and events as well as exchanges of information and staff. Building on their existing cooperative programmes to better forecast air passenger flows and related impacts, both organizations will work together on statistics methodology and data aggregation, data analysis and forecasting, and conduct economic studies on air transport development.  More...

Travel and Tour World | 26 June 2015
"ICAO and International Transport Forum to a new agreement"

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have established a new agreement to engage in joint research and events as well as exchanges of information and staff. Building on existing cooperative programs to better forecast air passenger flows and related impacts, both organizations will work together on statistics methodology and data aggregation, data analysis and forecasting, and conduct economic studies on air transport development. More...

Aviation Today | 26 June 2015
"ICAO, ITF Up Collaborative Research Efforts"

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have established a new agreement to engage in joint research and events as well as exchanges of information and staff. Building on existing cooperative programs to better forecast air passenger flows and related impacts, both organizations will work together on statistics methodology and data aggregation, data analysis and forecasting, and conduct economic studies on air transport development. More...

Global Change (UK)  | 25 June 2015
"Future of Transport - why government policy in OECD nations is far too short-term - media interview following keynote at the OECD Transport Forum "

How should governments plan transport policies in such a rapidly changing world? Brief interview with Futurist Patrick Dixon at transport summit for OECD nations. We need European-wide planning - for example there are 17 different electric plug sizes for electric cars. We need clear vision with global leadership to generate policies for a better future. Comment at the OECD Transport Forum by Futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon.  More...

Diariodenautica.com (Spain)  | 25 June 2015
"Los disparatados costes que implica la construcción de mega buques"

A new report from the International transport Forum details the real costs associated with mega-ships. More...

Airport Focus International  | 25 June 2015
"ICAO to work with transport think tank"

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD will collaborate in working towards the sustainable development of air transport. More...

Canadian Transportation Logistics | Canadian Shipper  | 25 June 2015
"ICAO and International Transport Forum to co-operate on aviation issues "

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD will collaborate in working towards the sustainable development of air transport.  The agreement identifies topics such as international air transport liberalisation, security and facilitation of travellers, or aviation infrastructure investment as areas for co-operation between ICAO and ITF. More...

International Transport Journal (Switzerland)  | 25 June 2015
"Big step towards harmonisation of conditions in Europe"

A quality charter for international road haulage operations has been approved by the transport ministers of the European member countries of the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD. The charter establishes qualification standards for companies, managers and drivers and will enter into force on 1 January 2016. It applies to pan-European road haulage operations under the multilateral quota system established in 1974 by the European conference of ministers of transport (ECMT). More...

Indonesia Shipping Gazette  | 25 June 2015
"Mega ship trend closes in on limits to vessel size, says OECD expert"

The time is fast approaching when it will make no sense to build bigger ships, says Olaf Merk, ports and shipping administrator of the International Transport Forum, a unit of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  More...

BizWire Express  | 24 June 2015
"Automotive Cockpit Electronics Likely to be a US$ 61.5 billion Market by 2020 as Global Car Ownership Numbers Rise "

There are several factors that augur well for the automotive cockpit electronics market. The International Transport Forum estimates number of cars on the world’s roads at 2.5 billion by the end of 2050. .  More...

The Guardian (Nigeria) | 24 June 2015
"European transport ministers approve charter for freight"
The transport ministers of the European member countries of the International Transport Forum have approved a Quality Charter for international road haulage operations. The Quality Charter establishes qualification standards for companies, managers and drivers and will enter into force on 1 January 2016."  More...

Aviation News (USA) | 24 June 2015
"ICAO and International Transport Forum to co-operate on aviation issues"
"The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD will collaborate in working towards the sustainable development of air transport. A framework to engage in joint research and events as well as exchange of information and of staff was signed by both organisations on 23 June in Montreal. "  More...

L'antenne  | 24 June 2015
"L'augmentation de la taille des navires a-t-elle atteint ses limites ?"

The International Transport Forum launched a report on the impacts of mega-ships during its Annual Summit in Leipzig in May 2015.  More...

MSN Philippines News  | 23 June 2015
"Samsung Safety Truck makes semi-trailer partially transparent to improve overtaking safety "

Argentina suffered 5104 road deaths in 2014 according to the World Health Organisation and International Transport Forum. Some of that, it's claimed, is due to the high numbers of semi-trailers and long stretches of single lane highway.   More...

Global Trailer  | 23 June 2015
"Europe to launch ‘quality control’ system for road transport"

The transport ministers of the European member countries of the International Transport Forum (ITF) have approved a new Quality Charter for international road haulage operations.   More...

Automotive World  | 23 June 2015
"Transport ministers approve Quality Charter for road freight"

In a statement issued with the approval of the Quality Charter, ministers of the European member countries of the International Transport Forum “commit to engage their efforts towards having the provisions of the Charter applied to all international transport operations carried under the ECMT Multilateral Quota as of 1 January 2018.”   More...

About  | 23 June 2015
"Imagining a Future With Self-Driving Cars"

The International Transport Forum examined how driverless taxis would affect traffic in Lisbon. Assuming that 92% of trips would use driverless taxis (the remaining 8% would walk or bike), researchers found that the number of vehicles required to serve these trips would be less than 25% of the number of cars currently in the city..  More...

AviationPros  | 23 June 2015
"ICAO and International Transport Forum to Co-operate on Aviation Issues "

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD will collaborate in working towards the sustainable development of air transport. A framework to engage in joint research and events as well as exchange of information and of staff was signed by both organisations on 23 June in Montreal. More...

Truck Business  (Switzerland) | 23 June 2015
"Les règles de l’Union Européenne étendues à 43 pays "

The new Quality Charter for international road haulage operations has been approved by the transport ministers of the European member countries of the International Transport Forum at the OECD. This represents  a major step towards harmonisation of conditions in the Pan-European road haulage market. More...

Hellenic Shipping News | 22 June 2015
"Ports need to be ready for bigger cargo ships"
Ports will need bigger quays, deeper berths and more cranes with a wider reach to keep pace with the ever-increasing size of cargo vessels, said an international shipping expert yesterday. Mr Olaf Merk, a senior official from the International Transport Forum under the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, told a briefing that Singapore has “done a lot of long-term strategic planning to get ready for more cargo and bigger ships” so it is “in a good position to have these ships”.   More...

Hellenic Shipping News | 22 June 2015
"Mega ship trend close to reaching optimal size limits: OECD official"
The global shipping industry has been building increasingly bigger mega vessels but is soon approaching the point where constructing even larger ones will not make much financial sense, a senior official from the International Transport Forum under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said."  More...

SABC News  (video) South Africa) | 22 June 2015
Disregard of traffic laws discussion
South Africa has some of the worst road safety statitics in the world. In 2013 the International Transport Forum ranked the country worst in the world.  More...

El Mercurio (Chile) | 22 June 2015
Falta educación vial en Chile, segundo país de la OCDE en muertes de tránsito
The lack of proper driver education, coupled with poor maintenance of roads and lack of exemplary punishment helps explainhigh number of deaths in traffic accidents in Chile according to an ITF report just released.  More...

Human Transit [Blog] | 21 June 2015
"
Driverless taxis, driverless buses, and the future urban mobility mix"
Urban Planner Antonio Lorio writes "Recently, the ITF (International Transport Forum), a think tank within the OECD, modeled a number of scenarios to examine how these driverless taxis, once they are commonplace, could serve urban travelers on a typical weekday in Lisbon.". More...

Business Asia One (Singapore) | 20 June 2015
"Ports need to be ready for bigger cargo ships"

Olaf Merk, a senior official from the International Transport Forum, told a briefing that Singapore has "done a lot of long-term strategic planning to get ready for more cargo and bigger ships" so it is "in a good position to have these ships". More...

International Transport Journal (Print version) (Switzerland) | 19 June 2015
"Does size really matter"

With Maersk Line confirming an order for additional ULCs the mega-vessels are back in the headlines.  However, ITF has fuelled the debate about their efficiency in a new report.

Business Times (Singapore) | 19 June 2015
"Business case for Kra canal unclear: OECD official"

THE Kra canal project in Thailand could pose a serious threat to Singapore's port if it becomes viable but that's "a big if", a senior transport official from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Thursday. More...
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IHS Maritime 360 | 19 June 2015
"Mega-ships end link between cities and ports"

Cities have long been coexisting with ports, but the era of ultra-large container ships (ULCS) threatens to end that link, an industry expert has said. Speaking at the "Shipping, Cities and their Interdependencies" lecture in Singapore on 19 June, International Transport Forum's administrator for ports and shipping Olaf Merk noted that the growing deployment of ULCS has intensified the alliances between liner operators. . More...

Straits Times | 19 June 2015
"Ports need to be ready for bigger cargo ships"

Ports will need bigger quays, deeper berths and more cranes with a wider reach to keep pace with the ever-increasing size of cargo vessels, said an international shipping expert Olaf Merk. More...

The Business Times | 16 June 2015
"Mega ship trend close to reaching optimal size limits: OECD official"
Olaf Merk, ports and shipping administrator for the International Transport Forum, told reporters on Thursday that increasing ship capacity even further from 19,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) to 24,000 TEU, for example, would only cut costs by an estimated 5 per cent, which he said was relatively marginal More...

Diario Los Andes (Argentina) | 15 June 2015
"María Cristina Isoba: “Los fallecidos por accidentes de tránsito sólo han bajado 0.6%”
María Cristina Isoba, Director of Education and Research at a civil association for road safety speaks of Argentina's road safety record and ambitions for the future. More...

Digital 여기에 (Korea) | 16 June 2015
"극초대형선박 비용절감 효과에도 한계가 있다극초대형선박 비용절감 효과에도 한계가 있다"
International Transport Forum research reveals savings from recourse to ever bigger container vessels are lower than expected. More...

Supply Chain Digest | 16 June 2015
"Bets on Ever Larger Megaships a Disaster for Container Carriers So Far"
A new report from the International Transport Forum, an arm of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, says 60% of the savings claimed by carriers from the larger ships are coming from more fuel efficient engines, not the result of the added scale, exaggerating the cost benefits of these ever growing vessels. More...

Diario Los Andes (Argentina) | 15 June 2015
"María Cristina Isoba: “Los fallecidos por accidentes de tránsito sólo han bajado 0.6%”
María Cristina Isoba, Director of Education and Research at a civil association for road safety speaks of Argentina's road safety record and ambitions for the future. More...

Il Secolo XIX ( Italy| 13 June 2015
"Porti e terminal, in vista maxi fusioni"
Olaf Merk, author of the ITF report "The Impacts of Mega-Ships" spoke of the effects of the run to gigantism in the container vessl sector. More... (pdf)

Medi Telegraph (Italy) | 13 June 2015
"Porti e terminal, in vista maxi fusioni"
Olaf Merk, maritime expert at the International Transport Forum spoke of the race to gigantic container ships at a Conference in Geneva. More...

OECD Insights Blog | 12 June 2015
"Women in transport"
Magdalena Olczak-Rancitelli of the International Transport Forum outlines the questions on the role of women in transport that were at the heart of debate at a session of the ITF's Annual Summit in Leipzig, May 2015. More...

AIVP Newsletter | 9 June 2015
"Pour l'International Transport Forum, les méga-navires pèseront sur le coût du transport international et l'intérêt commun"
The race to ever-larger container ships could prove counter-productive in the long-run according to a new report on the impacts of mega-sships released by the International Transport Forum. More...

BloombergBusiness | 8 June 2015
"Smart Self-Driving Cars Still Need to Factor in Human Error"
As cars do more of the driving themselves, alternating control between the machine and a distractable human is “going to be a tough issue,” said Philippe Crist, an economist at the OECD's International Transport Forum who coordinated a May 28 report on autonomous driving. That’s a big reason why many automakers probably won’t introduce completely automated cars any time soon. Plus, there’s a risk that such vehicles will result in new types of crashes, he said. More...

AFE-INNOVNET | 8 June 2015
"International Transport Forum publishes a report on public transport in rural areas"
Providing good public transport services for rural areas has become a challenge for public authorities in many countries. More...

Il Secolo XIX ( Italy| 7 June 2015
"Le mega-navi ci costano mezzo miliardo"
Nel 2017 saranno 72 le unità da 19 mila teu: decollano le spese pubbliche per infrastrutture. More... (pdf)

JOC.com | 5 June 2015
"Big ships bring big challenges to ports"
The port operation challenges associated with mega-container ships, which only will grow as dozens of these ships enter service in the next few years.  More...
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Journal de la marine marchande | 5 June 2015
"OCDE : l’impact des grands porte-conteneurs"
The International Transport Forum at the OECD  has published a report '3The Impact of Mega-Ships" .  The 100 page report debunks the myth of unending progress in economies of scale related to the size of containerships.  More...
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Novethic | 4 June 2015
“Climat : l’OCDE plaide pour plus de cohérence dans les politiques publiques"
Governments should avoid reglementation on climate issues which are in contradiction with their stated principles.   More...

World Maritime News | 4 June 2015
“Study: Mega-Ships Not that Mega After All?"
With the ever greater inflow of mega-ships in the global fleet it seems that the cost savings introduced by these behemoths have bottomed out as savings are decreasing and might not even be realized, says a study by the International transport Forum at the OECD about the impact of mega-ships on maritime transport.  More...

Wall Street Journal  | 3 June 2015
“OECD Says Economic Gains From Big Ships Are Sinking"
Study finds overcapacity will pressure container carrier finances while higher costs throughout the ‘transport chain’ will outweigh any gains.  More...

Schwäbische Post (Germany) | 3 June 2015
“Containerschiffe sollten nicht noch größer werden"
There seems to be no stopping the tendancy to ever bigger containerships, however a Study by the International Transport Forum warns that savings they bring coculd be much lower than expected.  More...

Die Welt (Germany) | 3 June 2015
“OECD warnt vor immer größeren Containerschiffen"
At the World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Olaf Merk of the International transport Forum warns of the hidden costs of ever larger container ships.  More...

Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany) | 3 June 2015
“OECD warnt auf Hafenkonferenz vor immer größeren Schiffen"
At the World Ports Conference in Hamburg, Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum warns of the hidden costs of ever larger container ships.  More...

Lloyd's Loading List | 2 June 2015
"Cost savings of ultra large containerships called into question"
Massive ordering also likely to dampen costs benefits, according to OECD report. More...

Tagesschau  (Germany) | 2 June 2015
“Die Smart-Ports der Zukunft"
Containerships are becocming larger, so how wil ports need to develop to accommodate this trend? asks a new report from the International Transport Forum.  More...

NDR (Germany) | 2 June 2015
“Studie: Häfen stoßen an ihre Grenzen"
What are the consequences of ever larger ships on ports asks a new report from the International Transport Forum.  More...

Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany) | 2 June 2015
“Welthafenkonferenz: OECD warnt vor immer größeren Schiffen"
A new report from the International Transport Forum points out that not only are cost savings associated with mega-ships smaller than expected, but there could also be safety issues at stake.  More...
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Verkehrsrundschau (Germany) | 2 June 2015
“OECD warnt bei Welthafenkonferenz vor immer größeren Schiffen"
A new report from the International Transport Forum points out that cost savings associated with mega-ships are smaller than expected.  More...

Eolas Magazine (Ireland) | 2 June 2015
“The future of public transport"
As Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, José Viegas has a detailed understanding of the sector’s trends. He talks to Owen McQuade about how shared taxis can optimise public transport and the need for rail freight to expand its reach."  More...

Port Strategy | 29 May 2015
"Get ready for 24,000 teu, warns OECD"
As the trend for ever-increasing container ship sizes continues, a new International Transport Forum (ITF)/ OECD report warns 24,000 teu vessels could be sailing the world’s oceans by 2020. More...

Journal of Commerce (USA) | 28 May 2015
"OECD, carriers disagree on mega-ship savings"
The cost savings brought by mega-ships are decreasing and might not even be realized as container ships get ever larger. More..
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New York Times | 20 May 2015
“Low U.S. Rail Spending Leads to Poor Safety, Experts Say"
Stephen Perkins, the head of research at the International Transport Forum points out that the impressive safety record on European and Asian rail networksd is a result of heavy government investment in the development and maintenance of rail infrastructure.  More...

Slovenian Times | 18 May 2015
“OECD to Help Slovenia Choose Koper-Divača PPP Model"
Slovenia has commissioned the International Transsport Forum to draw up a list of possible models of a public-private partnership for the upgrade of the Koper-Divača rail section. The country will pay EUR 160,000 for the service.  More...

Bg (Russia) | 17 May 2015
“Город будущего: таксиботы и автоботы вместо машин"
Moscow transport Authorities are currently planning a car-sharing system for the city. The new report on self-drving vehicles by the International Transport Forum.is thus timely.  More...

Interest.co.nz | 17 May 2015
“The NZ Initiative's Jason Krupp says the future for urban transportation lies with the car - albeit an updated version’"
"For public transit advocates wondering what form transport networks will take in a future increasingly concerned with urbanisation, congestion and energy efficiency, here is one probable answer: It will have four wheels, a small seat capacity and travel on the road. Yes, it is the car."  More...

TransportXtra | 15 May 2015
“Automated vehicles ‘will change cities forever’"
"A fleet of self-driving shared cars could make 90% of conventional cars in mid-sized cities superfluous but, at the same time, increase the number of vehicle kilometres travelled, according to a new report."  More...

Business Spectator | 14 May 2015
“Buses, trains, car controls? Getting urban transport right"
"As the world rapidly becomes more motorised and more urban, it faces an increasingly urgent dilemma: how to move people efficiently while improving air quality and reducing climate impacts. In high-density urban environments, public transit investments, less reliance on private automobiles, and vehicle emission controls equivalent to Euro 6/VI standards can offer an escape from that dilemma.This conclusion is supported by a joint analysis by the ICCT and the International Transportation Forum (ITF), documented in the ITF Transport Outlook 2015. "  More...

Hotel News Resource | 13 May 2015
“Making the Transition to a Low-carbon Economy"
"Transportation is actually the fastest growing source of CO2 globally, and as such can offset the gains from installed renewable energy. The world car population topped one billion in 2011, and the International Transport Forum thinks it could reach 2.5 billion by 2050." More...

ECO Business | 12 May 2015
“How driverless cars will free cities from congestion"
A new study by the International Transport Forum has found that introducing a fleet of shared driverless cars to cities could dramatically reduce car populations without compromising on mobility and convenience. More...

ITS International | 12 May 2015
“Providing good public transport services ‘a challenge for rural areas’, says report"
"A new report from the International Transport forum at the OECD, International Experiences on Public Transport Provision in Rural Areas, claims that, to ensure continued access to public transport for citizens in rural areas, the definition of public transport should be reconsidered by public authorities."  More...

EzineArticles | 12 May 2015
“Imagine the Future of Autonomous Transportation - Robotic Taxis, Self-Driving Uber Cars"
"In the future us real drivers might be a thing of the past, rather we will all be required to be driven everywhere or flown everywhere (in flying cars) by a robotic systems, in an autonomous car." More...

Danawa | 12 May 2015
“무인택시 나오면…도시 자동차 9할 사라진다?"
A study by  International Transport Forum on self-driving cars and taxibots. More...

Daniel Rosen Blog. Colorado Accident Law Blog | 05 May 2015
"Shared Self-Driving Cars Would Transform Cities, Report Says"
A new report by an organization of 54 member countries says that improvements in road safety are “almost certain” once shared self-driving vehicles replace all other car and bus trips in cities. The report, “Urban Mobility System Upgrade: How shared self-driving cars could change city traffic,” was produced by the International Transport Forum (ITF), whose member countries include the United States..  More...

Ingenium (Portugal | March/April 2015
"Os transportes devem contribuir o máximo possível para a eficiência das atividades económicas e sociais "
An interview with José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (page 52).  More...

Taxi-zeitschrift | 04 May 2015
“Studie: Carsharing mit autonomen Fahrzeugen könnte Stadtverkehr extrem entlasten"
"Autonomous shared vehicles could replace 90% of private cars on city streets, according to research from the International Transport Forum". More...

Driving To The Future | 01 May 2015
“Autonomy, sharing and electromobility"
"Autonomous shared vehicles could replace 90% of private cars on city streets, according to research from the International Transport Forum ". More...

CityLab | 30 April 2015
“7 Benefits and 1 Huge Problem With a World of Driverless Taxis"
"A city where private cars are largely replaced with driverless taxis doesn't feel terribly close, but it's not too far away to think about. And all the better when someone does the thinking for us—as is the case with this delightfully thorough new report on a 'taxibot' world by Luis Martínez of the International Transport Forum". More...

Lloyd's Loading List | 30 April 2015
“Self-driving shared vehicles ‘set to significantly reduce road congestion’"
"A fleet of self-driving shared cars could make 90% of conventional cars in mid-sized cities superfluous, according to a study published by the International Transport Forum at the OECD." More...

Green Car Congress | 30 April 2015
“ITF report finds self-driving shared vehicles could take up to 90% of cars off city streets; total kilometers travelled increases"
"According to a study published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD. Even during peak hours, only about one-third (35%) of the current number of cars would be needed to provide the same number of trips as today." More...

IEEE Spectrum | 29 April 2015
“Robot Taxis Will Reshape Urban Landscapes"
"IEEE Spectrum has already reported on the race to build the first robot taxis. Now we know more about how robotaxis might change the urban landscape. A team of transportation scientists at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s International Transport Forum recently released the results of a study looking at the possible effects of self-driving cars on urban traffic. What they found is that robocars will have a dramatic effect on cities, allowing significant swaths of land now dedicated to travel to be turned over to recreational and commercial use " More...

Skanaa [Turkey] | 28 April 2015
“Studi: Mobil Otonom Obat Mujarab Atasi Macet"
Although the study by Luis Martinez of the International Transport Forum is based on the situation in Europen cities, it can open the eyes of thos skeptical of autonomous vehicle technology. More...

Medium.com | 27 April 2015
“Futuristic Simulation Finds Self-Driving “Taxibots” Will Eliminate 90% Of Cars, Open Acres Of Public Space"
" Simulation of self-driving carpool fleet by fullness of car, Lisbon, Portugal A fascinating new simulation finds that self-driving cars will terraform cities: 90% of cars will be eliminated, acres of land will open up, and commute times will drop 10%." More...

Washington Post | 23 April 2015
“Study: Self-driving ‘taxibots’ could replace 9 in 10 cars"
Transportation experts say car-congested cities could become a thing of the past, provided people are prepared to ride-share with a robot driver. A study published by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development suggests that widespread use of “taxibots” could cut by 90 percent the number of cars needed to perform the same number of journeys per day. More...

Huffington Post | 23 April 2015
“Estudio: "Taxibots" podrían remplazar a 90% de autos"
According to a study by the International Transport Forum, shared self-driving cars could be the solsution to congestion in many cities. More...

Publico (Portugal) | 16 February 2015
“Não ter aparecido grande comprador sugere que perspectivas da TAP não são alici"
José Manuel Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, regrets the lack of studies in Portugal to support decisions on major projects. He says he has seen a strengthening of protectionism in Europe because of the crisis and critical transport projects that are more "a summation of national desires than a concept of European network ". More...

Forbes | 17 January 2015
“Shipping Port Gets Super-Sized Rooftop Solar System"
About 5% of the world’s container traffic moves through Singapore every year. An estimated 17,000 vessels pass through the Jurong port every year. The ports located in Singapore have the highest emission levels due to shipping of any ports in the world, according to the International Transport Forum. More...

Revista Magazzine | 16 January 2015
“Refrenda Mancera meta de movilidad sustentable"
International Transport Forum Secretary-General José Viegas stressed the determining role played by local  and national governments while participating in the Smart Cities for Global Sustainable Development Agenda panel at the Transforming Transportation Conference in Washington D.C., 15-16 January 2015.  More...

The City Fix | 15 January 2015
“How can smart cities work with the sustainable development agenda?"
At the first panel of this year’s Transformation Transportation conference, leaders from India, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the OECD discussed how urban transport can be integral to sustainable development.  More...

Gaceta de México | 15 January 2015
“Mancera Destaca en Washington Experiencias Ejemplares de Transporte en CDMX"
Government are key to achieving goals, according to International Transport Forum Secretary-General José Viegas at the Transforming Transportation Conference in Washington D.C., 15-16 January 2015.  More...

Financial Times | 17 December 2014
“Let London’s airports achieve potential"
If Britain is to keep pace in the global economy, southeast England needs an additional runway. But this vital infrastructure will come at a high price, and the question is where the money is most effectively spent. New analysis prepared for the Airport Commission by the International Transport Forum and SEO Economic Research, published this week, argues that UK aviation is likely to be driven by two developments.  More...
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Air Quality News | 16 December 2014
“Shipping emissions in ports to quadruple by 2050"
Think tank report says “strong policy responses will be needed” to reduce projected increase in air pollution emissions from shipping.   More...

The Loadstar | 12 December 2014
“Bigger ships pose a new threat to the already congested ports in West Africa"
Olaf Merk, administrator ports & shipping at the OECD, referred to thousands of trucks bringing gridlock to West African cities as they await containers that may not have even arrived at port, given the poor standard of communication between stakeholders.   More...

AVIP newsletter 491 | 11 December 2014
“Shipping emissions in ports to quadruple by 2050 report says"
Most shipping emissions at ports are set to increase fourfold through 2050, requiring strong abatement measures on shipping in targeted regions in coming decades, according to a new report by the International Transport Forum..  More...

Sueddeutsche.de | 10 December 2014
“ Roboterautos: Mein Auto, mein Heim"
OECD's International Transport Forum has predicted that global car milage will increase by 233 percent by 2050.  How can ever-increasing gridlock be avoided?  "Robotautos" could be the solution.   More...

Port Strategy | 10 December 2014
“Improving port-city performances"
In a bid to help ports become more competitive, the OECD's recent report looks at mitigating negative port impacts and regaining their role as drivers of urban economic growth.   More...

Journal of Commerce | 8 December 2014
“Shipping emissions in ports to quadruple by 2050 report says"
Most shipping emissions at ports are set to increase fourfold through 2050, requiring strong abatement measures on shipping in targeted regions in coming decades, according to a new report by the International Transport Forum..  More...

The Loadstar | 8 December 2014
“Shipping emissions in ports to quadruple by 2050"
A frankly rather disturbing report from the International Transport Forum has concluded that emissions of the CO2, NOx, SOx and particulate matter is likely to substantially increase over the next few decades.  More...

Green4Sea | 5 December 2014
“Most shipping emissions in ports to quadruple by 2050"
Most of CO2 emissions in ports from shipping are in Asia and Europe (58%), but this share is low compared to their share of port calls (70%). European ports have much less emissions of SOx (5%) and PM (7%) than their share of port calls (22%), which can be explained by the EU regulation to use low sulphur fuels at berth.  More...

World Highways | 5 December 2014
“International Transport Forum: public vs private policy debate"
Simply banning cars in parts of major cities will not necessarily greatly improve the air quality over time. The answer for cutting carbon emissions is to get the right balance of private and public transportation along with infrastructure developed to sustain the mix, according to the International Transport Forum (ITF). More...

Port Strategy | 2 December 2014
“Port emissions warning"
A new paper published by the International Transport Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in France, warns that most shipping emissions in ports will grow fourfold by 2050. More...

International Fleet World | 12 November 2014
“Unreliable travel times costing road users money, finds ITF"
In a keynote speech at the ITS World Congress in Detroit, senior ITF economist Jari Kauppila presented details of research demonstrating that the economic cost of unreliable travel times by road may rival that of traffic congestion – the area on which transport policy has traditionally focused.
He said: "Shifting the focus from reducing travel time to reducing the way in which travel time can vary implies a move away from policies to build new infrastructure, and towards better management of existing infrastructure, as well as providing information to users to enable better planning of their journey."   More...

IOL- Independent Online | 04 November 2014
“TNPA needs more autonomy, lean structure – OECD"
"TRANSNET National Port Authority (TNPA) needs more autonomy and streamlining of its decision-making processes to deal with future expansion plans including the planned Durban dig-out port, an international study revealed yesterday. The OECD's International Transport Forum focusing on the planned Durban dig-out port, expected to be operational by 2020, said the new port would require a reconsideration of the institutional framework, including the introduction of private operators."   More...

Het Nieuwsblad | 03 November 2014
“Dit zijn de minst veilige steden voor vrouwen om de bus te nemen "
Mary Crass of the International Transport Forum expresses concern that women in many of the world's largest cities  are afraid to use public transport as revealed in a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of 15 of the world’s largest capitals and New York.   More...

Shanghai Daily | 01 November 2014
“Milan sets example of urban transformation on World Cities Day"
"During the past few years, Milan has worked hard to gain international fame not only as the capital of one of the most industrialized regions of Italy, but also as the "smart city" par excellence in the country." Milan was the winner of the 2014 Transport Achievement Award, promoted annually by the International Transport Forum at the OECD, thanks to Area C, a road pricing measure launched in 2012 that limits vehicle access to the city center through a system of electronic gates. The entrance ticket costs 5 euros (6.2 U.S. dollars).   More...

Buenos Aires Herald | 01 November 2014
“LatAm transport most unsafe for women"
"A Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of 15 of the world’s largest capitals and New York found Bogotá in Colombia ranked as having the least safe public transport, with women scared to travel after dark, followed by Mexico City, Lima, then Delhi. Buenos Aires is in sixth place."   More...

Mail on Sunday | 01 November 2014
“Which cities are the most dangerous for women to travel in? New study reveals the world's most unsafe public transport systems"
"Latin American cities have the most dangerous transport systems for women, according to a new survey." "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,' said Mary Crass of ITF.   More...

Kompas.com | 01 November 2014
“Transportasi Umum Jakarta Masuk Daftar Tidak Aman di Dunia!"
A survey conducted in several capitals of the world shows that Jakarta is a city that has the fifth most dangerous public transport for women   More...

Transport Tidende | October 2014
“Er danske havne gearettil fremtiden"
Danish ports play a key role in the Danish economy. If they are to continue in that role, they must be willing to adapt.Op-Ed in Transport Tidende by Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum and Ida Auken.   More...

Telegraph (UK)| 31 October 2014
“New York subway safest for women"
"New York City has the safest metro system for female travellers while Bogota's public transport is the least safe, a new survey suggests".   More...

El Periódico | 31 October 2014
“Les ciutats amb els transports públics més perillosos per a les dones"
Several Asian and Latin American cities are those with the most dangerous public transport systems for women according to a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey..   More...

Zeit online | 30 October 2014
“Der Deutschen große Liebe zum Auto"
There ar 52 cars for every inhabitant in Germany. Statistics from the International Transport Forum and from OECD show that car density in the Federal Republic is considerably higher than in many other countries.   More...

Automotive Industries | 29 October 2014
“Self-driving cars, urban mobility, Big Data, Logistics performance: 4 new reports from ITF "
"The findings of the first four projects launched by the ITF Corporate Partnership Board (CPB), the organisation's platform for engaging with the private sector, were recently launched in Paris. The first round of projects provide input on a range of key policy issues" .  More...

Al Jazeera America | 29 October 2014
“New York City's public transport system ranked world's safest for women"
Findings of a recent homson Reuters Foundation survey reveal far-reaching consequences for women, especially those who live in low- or middle-income areas where they “tend to be more reliant on public transport and on non-motorized means,” said Mary Crass, head of policy at the International Transport Forum.  More...

Trust.org | 29 October 2014
“Exclusive Poll: Latin American cities have most dangerous transport for women, NYC best"
A Thomson Reuters Foundation oll of 15 of the world's largest cities found Bogota in Colombia ranked as having the most unsafe public transport, with women scared to travel after dark, followed by Mexico City, Lima, then Delhi. Mary Crass, International Transport Forum, said "(Women) tend to be more reliant on public transport, particularly in low income or middle-income countries, in emerging economies.".  More...

Mail Online | 29 October 2014
“POLL: Latin American cities have most dangerous transport for women, NYC best"
Mary Crass, head of policy at the International Transport Forum, said it was worrying that women were scared to use public transport in some major cities and a recent Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of 15 of the world's largest cities highlighted the need for more action. More...

WYFF 4.com | 28 October 2014
“Most dangerous transit systems for women"
"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," according to Mary Crass of ITF on the release of Thomson Reuters Foundation survey that looks at harassment on public transportation systems in the world's largest cities.   More...

CNN.com International | 28 October 2014
“Where are the world's most dangerous transit systems for women?"
In a report accompanying a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey that looks at harassment on public transportation systems in the world's largest cities, Mary Crass, of the International Transport Forum,  said it was worrying that women were scared to use public transport in some major cities and the poll highlighted the need for more action.   More...

Euractiv Aviation Blog | 17 October 2014
“ACI grows Airport Carbon Accreditation to North America"
The Airports Council International-North America recently launched Airport Carbon Accreditation at North American airports, bringing the program across the Atlantic five years after it was launched in Europe. it was selected as of the top three low carbon initiatives for Europe and was highly commended at the OECD International Transport Forum’s Transport Achievement Awards.   More...

eNCA (South Africa) | 12 October 2014
“Bikers ride for road safety"
A group of bikers recently took to the streets of Johannesburg to create awareness around road safety. Road safety is an issue of concern in the cocern in South Africa which "was ranked the worst out of 36 countries in a Road Safety Annual Report conducted by the International Transport Forum."  More...

Télam | 10 October 2014
“Movilidad sustentable: compartir viajes y autos"
The International Transport Forum has estimated that on current trends if nothing is done there will be 2.5 billion motor vehicles in the world by 2050.  Alternatives to car owning such as car pools and car sharing are taking off and could help reduce land transport's share of greenhous gas emissions.  More...

Shipping Watch | 07 October 2014
“OECD: This is how the ports can make money"
The world's ports have four major business opportunities that can help them grow and play a bigger role in the global society, says Olaf Merk, port expert at the OECD's International Transport Forum.  More...
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Diplomatic Courier | 01 October 2014
“Connected world: hyperconnected travel and transportation in action"
“The digitalization of everything is changing transport in ways we are only beginning to fathom. But transport should go beyond adaptation, it should leverage innovations produced in engineering and organizational sciences.” said José Viegas, ITF Secretary-General  More...

Devex | 01 October 2014
“Why more roads don't (automatically) lead to sustainable development"
“We’ve been building cities for cars [and] not for people. We need a change of perception. It’s not ideal to drive every time you need to move,” José Viegas of ITF said at the ADB Forum on on sustainable transport systems. “But it’s not enough to talk about it. You need to give people sustainable options [on transportation].”   More...

Le Monde | 01 Octobre 2014
“L'OCDE contre la fiscalité allégée du gazole et des voitures de société"
OECD released a study during the International Transport Forum's Summit in Leipzig in May 2014 which evaluated the impact of transport related air pollution on health.   More...

Baltic Course | 30 September 2014
“Russia hampers Lithuanian carriers' international business"
During a sitting of the Working Group on Road Transport of the International Transport Forum, Russia announced that the validity of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits, which are used for third-country journeys to other ECMT countries or between them, is reduced to 16 basic units. More...

UIC e-news | 26 September 2014
“On Track for Clean and Green Transport”
José Viégas, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD), in a keynote address at the "On Track for Clean & Green Transport” Event in New York on 22 September, 2014 highlighted" Potential and Challenges of Railways’ Contribution to Sustainable, Low Carbon Development" by saying that in spite of significant progress of railways on multiple fronts, in some of the areas of railway advantage, the gap to road is shrinking. He also insisted on what is needed to reinforce railway’s contribution to Sustainable Development. More...

Urban Milwaukee | 18 September 2014
"Street Safety Lags in America"
America is failing at improving road safety according to the International transport Forum's IRTAD Road Safety Report. America’s street safety record puts it near the bottom of the ITF’s ranking of 35 countries, far behind most other developed nations. but how is Wisconsin doing?." More...

The Age (Australia) | 16 September 2014
"The true cost of Metro skipping stations"
Having suburban trains skip certain stations can be one way to improve overall punctuality levels for transport operators. Punctuality and reliability are important factors to consider as analysis by the OECD's International Transport Forum suggests inconsistent travel times are just as economically costly as congestion.  More...

Manila Times | 16 September 2014
"'Change in mindset’ needed to tackle traffic"
“We’ve seen that it’s hopeless to try to solve the problem of congestion by building more infrastructure. There’s no solution in it,” said Jose Manuel Viegas, secretary general, International Transport Forum OECD, in his speech during the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Transport Forum on Monday with the theme “Transport in the Asian Century.” Viegas extolled the use of bicycles, walking, and using the train as forms of transportation rather than relying only on cars. “It’s not a shame to have a driving license, but it’s not very rational to drive every time we need to be somewhere. So basically, if we change it from a basic option to an exception, it becomes so much easier and it’s really a change of perception.” .  More...

Canberra Times | 16 September 2014
"The true cost of Metro skipping stations"
Having suburban trains skip certain stations can be one way to improve overall punctuality levels for transport operators. Punctuality and reliability are important factors to consider as analysis by the OECD's International Transport Forum suggests inconsistent travel times are just as economically costly as congestion.  More...

Die Zeit | 15 September 2014
"Franzosen sind Anschnallweltmeister"
In an article on road safety and the use of the seatbelt, Die Zeit uses ITF IRTAD Road Safety data to reveal the differences in use in European countries and the relationship between injury and fatality rates in road acidents and seatbelt use.  More...

Chicago Tribune | 11 September 2014
"Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study"
A new study by the OECD paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments. Although the report doesn't rank Chicago in comparison with other cities, its author, Olaf Merk, told the Tribune: "My own impression of the Chicago transit system would be that it is surely below the best urban transit systems in the world." More...

West Australian | 10 September 2014

"Ramp traffic lights still on red"
The installation of traffic lights on some freeway on ramps had been announced as a major weapon in the fight against Perth's growing peak-hour congestion woes. But  delays in installation come "as the International Transport Forum released details of research that showed effective traffic management - that can include traffic signals on on-ramps - can reduce travel times by up to 12 per cent" More...

Atmosphere | August 2014
"Shaping the Transport of the Future"
ITF Secretary-General, José Viegas reveals his vision of 21st century transport. In a fascinating interview he tells of the role of transport in building inclusiive socieites that are also green, and the foresight it will take to ensure that progress in transport technology does not lead to further divisions through the destruction of jobs and livelihoods.  More...

Die Welt | 29 August 2014
"Unfallzahlen auf Rekordniveau"
Every five minutes a pedestrian or bicyclist crashes on German roads .  The International transport Forum in a report calls measures such as building infrastructure to facilitate the separation of cyclists and pedestrians from motor traffic where possible.  More...

Focus Online | 29 August 2014
"Unfallzahlen auf Rekordniveau: Die traurigen Verlierer im Straßenverkehr"
Every five minutes a pedestrian or bicyclist crashes on German roads .  The International transport Forum in a report calls measures such as building infrastructure to facilitate the separation of cyclists and pedestrians from motor traffic where possible.  More...

Manila Bulletin | 27 August 2014
"Port relocation not Easy - OECD study"
"An OECD paper, written by Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum, entitled “The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: Synthesis Report” ranked Manila among the top 125 largest metropolises and ports in the world. The report is timely for a country that has been experiencing prolonged port congestion. Moves to relocate the port and shift cargoes to nearby port cities have been raised to resolve congestion at the Manila ports"  More...

Insurance Gateway | 27 August 2014
"SA telematics companies to drive global first in crash technology"
"In the 2013 Road Safety Annual Report from The International Transport Forum, South Africa is cited as having amongst the highest accident rates worldwide. Road accidents cost South Africa around R307 billion annually. FACT alerts emergency services on impact, determines the level of response required and the damage to the vehicle."  More...

Zig Wheels | 21 August 2014
"Michelin talks tough on tyre usage"
"More the tyres you buy, better for the tyre manufacturer... Right? Wrong...Quoting a 2013 report prepared by the International Transport Forum (ITF), Aimon (of Michelin) said that the amount of kilometers travelled by 2050 is estimated to quadruple from 2010 figures. 75 percent of raw materials used to manufacture a tyre is still made of fossil fuels and so the amount of nonrenewable materials used in a tyre will put tyre companies under pressure if ITF’s numbers are on track. ..."  More...

usa.streetsblog.org | 20 August 2014
"America’s Progress on Street Safety Is Pathetic"
“A new report from the International Transport Forum shows America is only falling farther behind all of its peer nations on street safety [PDF]. The traffic fatality rate in the United States (10.7 per 100,000 people) is nearly four times higher than in the United Kingdom (2.8 per 100,000) and close to double that of Canada (5.8). To put that in perspective, if America had the same traffic fatality rate as the U.K., around 25,000 fewer people would be killed every year."  More...

Motor News Reporter | 20 August 2014
"Road Safety : Download competence"
“POOR driver behaviour contributes to SA’s record of having one of the highest road accident rates in the world. Statistics in the International Transport Forum’s 2013 Road Safety Annual or more on the app improved by double this percentage after five days."  More...

Shanghai Shipping Exchange | 18 August 2014
"International Transport Forum demands end to transport fossil fuel use"
“The time has come to end a transport system that is dependent on fossil fuel that produces 25 per cent of man-made carbon emissions, said a high official of an Organisation Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) agency.  "The time has come to end this, because it is simply unsustainable," said the secretary general of the OECD's International Transport Forum (ITF) Jose Viegas"  More...

International Transport Journal | 18 August 2014
"Global support for new UN group on sustainable transport"
“José Viegas, the Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has welcomed the recent creation of a global, high-level advisory group on sustainable transport. The impetus behind the new group came from United Nations’ secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon"  More...

Traffic Technlogy Today | 14 August 2014
"ITF supports UN initiative on sustainable transport"
“The creation of the UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport constitutes an important step towards focusing on transport as a priority building block for sustainable development,” said José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) of the UN’s new High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport.  More...

Transport & Logistics News | 14 August 2014
"ITF, UN focus on sustainable transport with high-level advisory group"
The Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD José Viegas has welcomed the creation of a High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and pledged to support the work of the new body.  More...

IT Web | 14 August 2014
"Tech still trumps road safety"
"SA's mobile operators have said they will offer support around initiatives undertaken to stamp out the dangerous behaviour of using cellphones while driving - a campaign for which Discovery Insure has already set the wheels in motion." Data from the International Transport Forum indicate that South Africa has one of the highest road accident rates in the world.  More...

Transport Weekly | 13 August 2014
"ITF pledges support to UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transportt"
ITF Secretary-Genera José Viegas has pledged to support the work of the new body created by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "“Sustainability will be an important theme at ITF’s Annual Summit of Transport Ministers in May 2015 in Leipzig, Germany. And we are confident that our analytical work, such as the annual ITF Transport Outlook, can provide valuable substantive input for the development of the group’s recommendations.”  More...

Canadian Shipper.com | 13 August 2014
"ITF pledges support to UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transportt"
ITF Secretary-General José Viegas has welcomed the creation of a High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and pledged to support the work of the new body.  More...

Indonesian logistics online | 13 August 2014
"ITF pledges support to UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transportt"
ITF Secretary-General José Viegas has welcomed the creation of a High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and pledged to support the work of the new body.  More...

Guardian Mobile | 12 August 2014
"Group pledges support for UN’s transport policy"
"The Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF), José Viegas, welcomed the creation of a high-level advisory group on sustainable transport policy by the United Nation (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.  More...

The Times of India | 12 August 2014
" ITF backs UN's high level advisory group on sustainable transport"
"The United Nations has constituted a high level advisory group on sustainable transport on August 8. This group is mandated to provide recommendations on sustainable transport actionable on global, national, local and sector levels over the next three years.  The International Transport Forum has welcomed the UN on constitution of such a body which it think is the need of the hour. Infact, the theme for their annual summit of transport ministers of 54 member countries in 2015 is sustainable transport. This conclave is slated to be held in Germany.  More...

Global Trailer | 12 August 2014
"UN creates Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport"
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has instigated the creation of a High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport. It will consist of 12 leading representatives of the transport sector and is mandated to provide Ban with recommendations on sustainable transport actionable over the next three years. “The creation of the UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport constitutes an important step towards focusing on transport as a priority building block for sustainable development,” commented José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD.  More...

Global Trailer | 10 August 2014
"Bilhete Único chega aos 10 anos com novidades, mas sem atender Grande SP"
José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, interviewed in the Brazilian paper on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the single ticket on the metropolitain transport sytem of Sao Paulo.  More...

Portcalls | 25 July 2014
"Asia, BRICS still the drivers of global freight growth."
"Asia and emerging economies continue to fuel trade growth as global freight data show diverging trends for developed and developing economies." according to the he latest update on global freight data released in July by the International Transport Forum at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  More...

ClimateWire | 25 July 2014
"Changing human behavior is major factor in selling cleaner cars, curbing congestion."
A panel session at the International Transport Forum's 2014 Annual Summit emphasised the importance of harnessing bahaviour change in trying to overcome transport's impact on the environment.  More...

Revista o Carretriro | 19 July 2014
"Os dois lados da moeda."
José Viegas, International Transport Forum Secretary-General interviewed on the subject of competition in the European road freight market, and on the impacts of the recent economic downturn on the sector.  More...

Australian Cyclists Party Facebook | 07 July 2014
"And now over to Paris and Vélib' with its extremely successful bike-share program (so much so that in June 2014 they launched “Les P’tit Velib” for children [aged 2-8])."
Philippe Crist, researcher at he International Transport Forum (ITF) sums up so much of what Velib, and indeed all bike share schemes, is about. ""I think it’s hard to imagine a city with only cyclists. We have to think about integrating Public Transport and Cycling. Linking the two is crucial for success, because cycling can boost Public Transport. Cycling allows you to increase the range of Public Transport."  More...

Folha de SaoPaulo | 06 July 2014
"Transporte grátis não faz sentido', diz especialista"
During ITF's 2014 Summit Chile's Deputy Minister of Transport Cristian Bowen and ITF Secretary-General José Viegas signed a Letter of Intent to create a logistics observatory in Chile. The observatory will collect data and key indicators related to trade, freight and logistics and will serve national planning agencies and regulators in decisions related to several key policy areas.  More...

Revista Logistec | 07 July 2014
"Observatorio Logístico: Sentando las bases para llevar a Chile al su mayor potencial logístico"
During ITF's 2014 Summit Chile's Deputy Minister of Transport Cristian Bowen and ITF Secretary-General José Viegas signed a Letter of Intent to create a logistics observatory in Chile. The observatory will collect data and key indicators related to trade, freight and logistics and will serve national planning agencies and regulators in decisions related to several key policy areas.  More...

Containerisation International  (Print version) (UK |  June 2015
"OECD questions ultra large ship savings"

The much-hyped cost savings provided by building ever larger containerships may be over exaggerated according to a new report from the OECD's International Transport Forum.

2Degrees | 27 June 2014
"What does the future hold for railways in a digital world?"
The International Transport Forum’s 2011 report ‘Transport Outlook’ forecast that Freight activity is set to increase globally by up to 250% by 2050. A new report by Arup sets out how this will play out in the rail sector.  More...

Monitor Global Outlook | 26 June 2014
"Maersk to cut Brazil-Asia line amid historic lows"
On June 10 Danish shipping company Maersk Line said it would end a freight route between Brazil and Asia because of weak economic indicators such as consumer confidence and disappointing growth. Olaf Merk, of the International Transport Forum says “Our own economic projections from May also showed that Brazil’s growth lost some of its earlier momentum, so that is more or less in line with Maersk’s adjustment.”  More...

World Highways | June 2014
"IRF and FIA Seminar energises discussion on safe and sustainable roads"
At the high-level Seminar held in Paris on 17 April 2014, José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum said “We will not be satisfied with any low numbers. We are aiming at zero fatalities.” More...

World Highways | June 2014
"TRA 2014 showcases the best of cutting-edge transport research and thinking"
José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, one of the keynote speakers at TRA 2014, discussed the challenges faced by transport and how efficient transport systems and infrastructure contribute to realising society’s overall ambitions.  More...

The Guardian | 23 June 2014
"Cycling accidents rising in Australia"
Analyses of the cause of collisions have had varying outcomes. An OECD cycling report said 60% of cyclists were at fault in fatal crashes in Australia, compared with 24% in Denmark and 40% in Spain. Other studies have found the opposite, putting drivers at fault in 87% and 80% of accidents.  More...

Financial Times | 23 June 2014
Regulator in driving seat over US vehicle safety
The US’s safety record has improved more slowly than many other rich countries’, according to the International Transport Forum. In 2011, the US’s road death rate – 6.8 deaths per billion vehicle kilometres – was nearly 75 per cent higher than the 3.9 figure for the UK.  More...
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ABC (Australia) | 23 June 2014
Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard to attempt to fly around the world in solar plane
The plane Solar Impulse 2 took 12 years to develop. It carries no fuel, has the weight of a car and the wingspan of an Airbus. Piccard hopes the trip will raise awareness about renewable energy.  More...

La Presse  (Canada) | 18 June 2014
Et si la prochaine victime était un de vos proches?"
For Philippe Crist, of the the International Transport Forum the safety of cyclists and pedestrians depends on two key factors: the reduction of automobile speed and the introduction of safer street infrastructure and cycling lanes.  More...

T21 (Mexico) | 10 June 2014
Falta de infraestructura, objeto de debate en el arranque de Port Finance México
Olaf Merk, of the International Transport Forum at the OECD speaking at thePort Finance International Mexico & LATAM, 4-5 June 2014.  More...

Mișcarea Magazine (Romania) | 10 June 2014
Asia rămâne locomotiva creșterii globale în transportul de mărfuri
The latest update of global freight transport data collected by the International Transport Forum at the OECD to December 2013 highlights the strengthening of the role of Asia as global growth driver.  More...

DVZ (Germany) | 30 May 2014
"
UPS kommt näher zum B2C-Kunden"
Cindy Miller, President Europe, UPS interviewed by DVZ during the International Transport Forum 2014 Summit in Leipzig speaks of the logistics sector as a workplace.  More...
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Metro (Canada)  | 28 May 2014
"Il faut revoir l’espace accordé aux voitures, dit l’économiste Philippe Crist?"  (Interview)
The economist and researcher of the International Transport Forum, Philippe Crist believes that cities have too much space for cars and must now review the management of their public roads for the benefit "of humans.".   More...

Ici Radio-Canada  | 28 May 2014
"Et si en ville, le vélo était roi... "  (Interview)
According to Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum public transport and cycling are the most efficient means of transport in urban areas.   More...

Ici Radio-Canada  | 28 May 2014
"Montréal pourrait être une métropole internationale du vélo "
Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum at the Conférence "La ville du 21e siècle doit penser vélo" in Montréal, points out that though Montréal may be a leader in North America as regards the co-habitation of bikes and cars, compared to Europe there is still much progress to be made.   More...

Ici Radio-Canada  | 28 May 2014
Payant les vélos en ville? "  (Interview)
Several accidents involving cyclists in Montreal have reignited the debate on the sharing of public roads in cities. According to the economist Philippe Crist too much space has been given t the car, while the future lies in the bike.   More...

Journal 24 Heures (Canada)  | 28 May 2014
"Le vélo à Montréal, selon Philippe Crist "  (Interview)
The bike does not need just infrastructure, but friends.as well. International Transport Forum cycling specialist Philippe Crist, believes that the future of cycling in Montreal first depends oh the importance attached to it by citizens.  More...

TVA Nouvelles (Canada)  | 28 May 2014
"Avec Philippe Crist Le vélo à Montréal en cinq questions "  (Interview)
The bike does not need just infrastructure, but friends.as well. International Transport Forum cycling specialist Philippe Crist, believes that the future of cycling in Montreal first depends oh the importance attached to it by citizens.  More...
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La Presse (Canada)  | 27 May 2014
"Pédaler à Montréal... comme en Europe"
Montréal may be an example of a bike-frienddly city in North America, but if the city were in Europe it would not be so consiered.  More...

Hurriyet (Turkey)  | 23 May 2014
"TIR kotasi çözülüyor"
German and Turkish Transport Ministers launched a new round of negotiations on road transport quotas at the International Transport Forum 2014 Summit in Leipzig.  More...

Economie Sociale Québec  | 15 May 2014
Le Festival Go vélo Montréal présente «La ville du 21e siècle doit penser vélo», une conférence par Philippe Crist
Cities who seriously wish to make the shift to sustainable mobility must take concrete steps to increase the modal share of cycling in the coming years says Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum. More...

Think Railways  | 14 May 2014
José Viegas, Secretary-General of ITF: “I do hope that the current geopolitical crisis will not harm the prospects of better and more Eurasian land transport”
Critical thinking in railway transport development.  José Viegas,  interviewed on the macro factors impacting on the sector.  More...

Mișcarea Magazine (Romania) | 6 May 2014
" José Viegas, secretary general International Transport Forum: „Transporturile trebuie să fie pe creasta valului schimbării”
The ubiquity of change is perhaps the dominant feature of our time, comments José Viegas in an interview with Daniel Mazilu of Mișcarea Magazine  More...

Le Repaire des Motards | 30 April 2014
"Un nouveau rapport Dekra en approche.  La sécurité routière des usagers en milieu urbain au centre des attentions”
A new report from Dekra outlinig several policies aiming to achieve the "Zéro tué" objective will be presented at the ITF Annual Summit on 22 May 2014 in Leipzig.  More...

Cities Today Magazine | April 2014
"Transport for a Changing World"
ITF Secretary-General José Viegas outlines some of the major changes taking place, such as demographic change, climate change, urbanisation and the trend to Big Data, which impact the transport sector.  More...

ITS International | March/April 2014
"ITS homes in on cycling safety"
A new generation of ITS equipment is helping road authorities get to grips with cycle safety.  More...

Le Matin (Morocco) | 12 April 2014
"Le Maroc au Forum international des transports de l’OCDE"
Morocco will participate in the 2014 edition of the International Transport Forum's annual Summit. Participation in this international event, considered a leading global conference on transport will  give more visibility to the Kingdom.  More...

Slate.fr | 08 April 2014
"General Motors: pourquoi les constructeurs peuvent encore jouer tranquillement avec notre sécurité"
According to the latest report from the International Transport Forum, an organisation monitoring global road safety, the fatal traffic accident rate is three times higher in the U.S. than in Sweden, a country that has made car safety a priority.   More...

Rails to Trails RTC Trail Blog | 07 April 2014
"International Report Calls for Greater Investment in Cycling-Friendly Infrastructure, Policies "
At the end of last year, the International Transport Forum (ITF) Working Group on Cycling Safety released a report titled, "Cycling, Health and Safety." This report has put forth that the positive benefits of cycling (e.g., increased physical activity, impact on mortality and chronic disease, reduction in carbon emissions from motorized transportation) far outweigh the risks (e.g., crash injury risk to cyclists, health reduction from breathing in polluted air in an urban environment).   More...

Rails to Trails RTC Trail Blog | 07 April 2014
"International Report Calls for Greater Investment in Cycling-Friendly Infrastructure, Policies "
At the end of last year, the International Transport Forum (ITF) Working Group on Cycling Safety released a report titled, "Cycling, Health and Safety." This report has put forth that the positive benefits of cycling (e.g., increased physical activity, impact on mortality and chronic disease, reduction in carbon emissions from motorized transportation) far outweigh the risks (e.g., crash injury risk to cyclists, health reduction from breathing in polluted air in an urban environment).   More...

The Financial Times | 20 March 2014
"Dispute erupts over Mexico’s railway concessions bill"
As Mexico’s antitrust bill arrives in Congress, a dispute has erupted over a rail bill that would alter the terms of the two main railway concessions  More...
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JOC.com | 14 March 2014
"Mexico Rail: Major Overhaul or Moderate Reform?"
A report by the International Transport Forum says that allowing third parties to operate the existing networks would hamper operations and future capital spending.  More...

The Economist | 15 March 2014
"Something to choo-choo over"
Railways in Mexico: An attempt to boost competition in freight rail needs a rethink. More...
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The Energy Collective | 10 March 2014
"Powering Our Urban Future: Spotlight on Turkey"
The energy and sustainability challenges of oor increasingly urban planet outlined by Philippe Crist of the International Transport Forum at an international conference in Istanbul. More...

The International Transport Journal | 10 March 2014
"Asia – Quo vadis?"
Transport and logistics trends in Asia. According to statistics published by the International Transport Forum in 2013,  maritime export traffic from India to Europe and the USA is declining, whilst air traffic to and from India and China is stagnant. More...

BNamericas | 10 March 2014
"Mexican rail privatization has significantly improved sector - OECE"
"Mexico has seen a transformation of its railway in the last 15 years, from a declining operation increasingly dependent on large government subsidies to what we have found to be a very productive and technologically improved system that operates profitably without public subsidy," according to a report from the International Transport Forum. More...
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Reforma (Mexico) | 6 March 2014
"Nos lleva el tren"
Editorial by Sergio Sarmiento in the context of new railway legislation in Mexico which says it is time to listen to the experts. More...
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La Jornada - Economía (Mexico) | 6 March 2014
"Las concesiones de ferrocarriles mejoraron el sistema, dice OCDE"
A peer review of Mexico’s railway freight industry was presented to the Trade and Industry Development Committee of the Senate of Mexico on 19 February and at a Senate hearing with stakeholders on 5 March. More...

24 horas - Nación | 6 March 2014
"Empresarios rechazan reformas al sector ferroviario"
Los concesionarios de la industria aseguran que de aprobarse las modificaciones a la ley realizadas por la Cámara de Diputados colapsará el sistema ferrocarrilero. More...

EG elgolfo | 6 March 2014
"Pide OCDE reforzar a los árbitros"
El sector ferroviario en México requiere de una microcirugía que tenga como prioridad el fortalecimiento de los órganos reguladores. More...

CNNExpansión.com | 6 March 2014
"OCDE advierte por regulación ferroviaria"
Analistas del organismo critican la intención de la SCT de controlar las tarifas en este transporte; el Senado analiza la reforma a la Ley del sector que permitirá a otras compañías usar las vías. More...

La Crónica de Hoy | 6 March 2014
"Trenes mexicanos, los más praductivos de AL: OCDE"
La Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE) afirmó que los trenes mexicanos Ferromex y Kansas City Southern Mexico Railways son los más productivos de América Latina, como resultado de las inversiones que han ejercido para transformarse tecnológicamente y volverse más competitivos, pues antes de su privatización en 1995, estos ferrocarriles eran sistemas obsoletos y poco confiables. More...

El Universal - Cartera | 6 March 2014
"OCDE prevé daño por ley ferroviaria"
Durante el Foro Internacional del Transporte (FIT) de la OCDE, un experto del organismo alertó que las dudas que crean las posibles modificaciones a la Ley Ferroviaria en México podrían tener un impacto negativo en la inversión y desempeño del sector. More...

Reuters UK Edition | 6 February 2014
"U.S. airlines cut fuel consumption"
Reuters analyst John Kemp quotes experts at the meeting convened by the OECD's International Transport Forum (ITF) "What is the future of air transport?" More...

Gulf Business | 6 February 2014
"Cars Or Mass Transit? Future Trends In Emerging Markets"
Rapidly growing populations and rising incomes will drive an enormous rise in car use and greenhouse gas emissions across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia by 2050. But deliberate policy choices about urban planning, road building and the provision of public transport will determine whether the increase is manageable or becomes a nightmare. More...

Reuters | 21 January 2014
Reuters reports on ITF car demand study
Reuters analyst John Kemp writes on the future demand for car travel based on the recent ITF Roundtable report "Long Run Trends in Car Use". More...
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Business Day | 15 January 2014
"Minister pushes for reliable road incident data"
South Africa's Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has committed her department to creating a "reliable statistical databank" for road-related safety incidents, as part of the government’s effort to better manage road safety and to meet its stated target of halving road fatalities by 2020.
The International Transport Forum has pointed out that week that countries were realising the importance of drawing accident information from sources other than police reports, for example, from hospitals. More...

Canadian Shipper | 3 January 2014
"International Transport Forum experts present at Transportation Research Board "
Experts from the International Transport Forum at the OECD are contributing to the global debate on better transport in various ways at 93rd Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., USA, from January 12-16.
ITF Economist Jari Kauppila presents on "Changes in Investment Appraisals: Shifting the Focus to Productivity, Jobs, and Growth" as part of the session on "Transportation Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis". He will review the OECD Task Force Report on latest report. More...

Reforma.Com | 10 January 2014
"Urge Mayor Inversion en Transporte"
International Transport Forum Economist Aimée Aguilar Jaber presents the 2013 ITF Transport Outlook at a Press Conference in Mexico. More...

Hindu Business Line | 6 January 2014
"Highway projects hit the PPP roadblock"
India has had the largest road implementation programme in the public-private partnership (PPP) mode globally. However, having started the largest PPP programme, the Government should now look at assessing the entire cost of taking up road projects in this mode. One of the premises for adopting PPP was that this mode could be used to build roads at lower costs by banking on the efficiency of the private sector.
The International Transport Forum, says the full financing costs of PPPs should include transaction costs, consulting fees, and even renegotiation costs. Such costs for a PPP are likely to be higher than for public procurement, it points out in its latest report. More...

Port Calls, 26 December 2013
"Continuing shift in economic mass toward emerging markets"
According to a recent Statistics Release from the International Transport Forum latest trade data to September 2013 reinforces the observation that economic mass is shifting to emerging economies.  
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Science Daily, 28 November 2013
"Crossing Continents — Where We Drive Affects How We Drive"
According to the International Transport Forum, Malaysia has one of the highest death rates from road traffic accidents in the world. While the number of road deaths continues to rise in Malaysia the number in the United Kingdom is much lower and experiencing a downward trend. Other recent research demonstrates the safety records differences across countries.  
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Turespacio.com, 21 November 2013
"Aconseja OCDE cómo ganar con el transporte"
Interview of José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum with the Mexican paper Reforma. Mr. Viegas encourges the Mexican transport sector to adopt best practices, such as those resulting from the work of ITF Working Groups, which will lead to better policies.   
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El Economista, 21 November 2013
"Sustentabilidad reto en transporte"
José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, interviewed by the Mexican paper El Economista, indicates that improving sustainability and social inclusion are two major challenges facing the transport sector in Mexico.  
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Mundo Maritimo, 15 November 2013
" El sector público debe concentrarse en vínculo entre puertos y ferrocarriles"
Stephen Perkins, Head of Research at the International Transport Forum, in an interview during the   Roundtable on “Port Investment and Container Shipping Markets “ in Santiago comments on the position of Chile's ports and says the public sector should focus on strengthening the links between ports and railways.  
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Misiones Online, 13 November 2013
"Argentina recibió reconocimiento por su trabajo en Seguridad Vial"
Argentio, the first Latin American country to join IRTAD, receives recognition for its work in the domain of road safety. The country was presented with a commerative certificate by Stephen Perkins, Head of Research at ITF, during the opening ceremony of the IRTAD/OISEIV Conference held in Buenos Aires, 13-14 November 2013.  
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Diario Financiero, 05 November 2013
"Los puertos de Chile y Perú no competirán entre sí"
Stephen Perkins, Head of Research at the International Transport Forum, speaking with experts at the Roundtable on “Port Investment and Container Shipping Markets “ stresses the need tostrengthen the railway system in order to realise the full potential of the country’s ports.  
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CityFix, 05 November 2013
"European Conference of Transport Ministers celebrates 60th anniversary"
TheCityFix Brazil caught up with José Viegas, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum (ITF), for an exclusive interview on reducing traffic deaths in Brazilian cities after his presentation at the 19th Brazilian Congress of Transport and Traffic held in early October 
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FinFacts, 04 November 2013
"Gross capital investment by US public sector at lowest since 1947"
Gross Gross capital investment by the US public sector has dropped to just 3.6% of US economic output, the lowest since 1947, compared with a postwar average of 5%,. In recent years the OECD’s International Transport Forum, has said that the US spends considerably less than Europe on maintaining its roads network. In 2006 America spent more than twice as much per person as Britain on new construction; but Britain spent 23% more per person maintaining its roads.  
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Canadian Transportation & Logistics, 18 Ocober 2013
"José Viegas, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum, on how to reduce traffic deaths"
Sixty years ago, on 17 October 1953, Ministers from 16 European countries signed the “Protocol on the European Conference of Ministers of Transport” in Brussels. 
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Associação Nacional de Transportes Públicos (ANTP), 8 Ocober 2013
"Jose Viégas, Secretário Geral do ITF – International Transport Forum, abre a 1ª Conferência do 19º Congresso da ANTP"
ITF Secretary-General José Viegas delivered the opening keynote speech dedicated to lessons learnt from ITF activity in road safety at the 19th Congress of ANTP, the Brazilian Association for Public Transport. 
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Times of Malta, 17 September 2013
"Pagmatists on wheels"
Phillipe Crist, an economist at the International Transport Forum, of which Malta is a member, has significantly noted that “21st century cities won’t work without cycling”. . 
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European Cyclists' Federation, 23 August 2013
Philippe Crist – “21st Century Cities Won’t Work Without Cycling "
International Transport Forum economist interviewed at the Velo-City 2013 Conference, gives his views on the future of mobility and the place of cycling in cities. 
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The Street, 19 August 2013
"TREDIS Introduces Free, Multimodal Benefit-Cost Analysis Tool For Transportation"
Boston-based TREDIS® Software Group, creator of transportation decision support software, has announced the offering of a free, multimodal benefit-cost analysis tool for transportation planning. This web tool will be provided as a public service to fill a gap as there currently is no benefit-cost analysis tool that can work across all modes of transportation.
According to Glen Weisbrod, Director of TREDIS®, "The inspiration for providing the tool as a free service came to me at the 2013 International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany. I was inspired after hearing Robin Chase, founder of ZipCar, talk about using excess server capacity as an input for innovation and social good."
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American Journal of Transportation, 11 July 2013
"Spending on transport infrastructure"
The report Spending on Transport Infrastructure 1995-2011: Trends, Policies, Data and a related database have been released by the International Transport Forum at the OECD. The 2013 edition of the Forum’s annual statistics update presents aggregate trends in inland transport infrastructure investment and maintenance since 1995 and provides data on road, rail, inland waterway, sea port and airport spending for the International Transport Forum member countries for the period 1995-2011.
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Handy Shipping Guide, 11 July 2013
"New Report Suggests Spending on Multi Modal Freight Infrastructure Sacrificed for Budget Concerns"
WORLDWIDE – Freight and other transport lobbies are pressing for more multi modal facilities and the latest report from the OECD, Spending on Transport Infrastructure 1995-2011, has just been published giving an insight into how investment by the developed nations which comprise the organisations thirty four strong membership, has levelled out generally, whilst the transition economies are rising to meet the needs, particularly of the road capital network, by spending more of their gross domestic product (GDP) every year and some key nations are underspending due to budgetary constraints.
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Traffic Technology Today, 9 July 2013
"Conference discusses the future of mobility"
Mary Crass of the International Transport Forum, participating in the "Shaping Transportation Conference" in London, suggested that transport planners should focus on creating access. “Mobility is a functional instrument; however, the final goal is to help people reach any destination of their choice. You should remember the necessity to share your expert knowledge and support the decision-makers, as they need help from transportation experts.”
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RFI (Radio France Internationale), 13 Juin 2013
"Quelles mutations pour les chemins de fer de demain ? "
On the day that French rail workers strike to protest against proposed rail reform, Stephen Perkins, Head of Research at ITF, participates in the debate and gives an international perspecive
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Global Times, 30 May 2013
"Drive Angry"
Traffic congestion is not the only problem Chinese drivers face on highways; the fees that need to be paid at numerous toll gates are another source of aggravation for the nation's drivers. Unlike China's railways, which still rely on government financing, the country's highway network has seen more and more private involvement as it has expanded over the past 30 years, with investors being given concession periods to levy tolls in return for their money.  
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OECD Observer, May 2013
"Transport Potential "
"Transport is not only a fundamental driver of economic activity, it is a major sector in its own right. But while transport has suffered from the economic crisis, as echoed in downturns in trade and activity generally, it could be a source of recovery too" according to José Viegass, ITF Secretary-General in an interview.  
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Verkehrs Rundschau, 26 April 2013
"Infrastrukturfinanzierung steht im Mittelpunkt des Weltverkehrsforums "
Andreas Scheuer in a pre-Summit 2013 meeting with ITF Secretary-General and German media emphasized the need for innovaiton in financing transport infrastructure. 
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Washington Post Blogs, 22 April 2013
"Why aren’t younger Americans driving anymore?"
In an article on the decline of  car use and driving in the United States over the last few years, Brad Plumer recommends readers to look at " a great collection of papers on the broader global trends" - the papers prepared for the International Transport Forum's Roundtable on "Long-run Trends in Travel Demand"
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Caymannet.News, 19 April 2013
"Jamaica leads Caribbean in road crash data best practices"
Jamaica is part of an initiative to promote the implementation of best practices in road safety data collection in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The ITF, IDB and Jamaican and UK government initiative is part of the organizations’ commitment to the United Nation’s Decade of Action for Road Safety, which aims to stabilize and reduce the number of global road fatalities by 2020.. 
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Caribbean Journal, 14 April 2013
"Jamaica Begins New Initiative to Lower Road Traffic Deaths"
A new Inter-American Development Bank initiative aims to lower road traffic deaths in the Caribbean, particularly Jamaica, using better data collection practices. The initiative is a partnership between the IDB, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s International Transport Forum and the governments of Jamaica and the United Kingdom. 
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Cities Today Magazine, March 2013
"Walk the Talk"
One of the great transport trends of the past years has been the rediscovery of what experts call the "active modes': getting about walking and cycling, expending your own energy instead of fossil fuels", writes OECD International Transport Forum secretary general José Viegas in Cities Today Magazine.  He also details some conclusions of a recent ITF report "Pedestrian Safety, Urban Space and Health".
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Radio New Zealand, 15 March 2013
" An international transport specialist is urging the Government to invest more funding in the regions and the call has been backed by district mayors."
OECD International Transport Forum secretary general José Viegas says New Zealand needs to have a more inclusive transport policy to avoid the regions being neglected at Auckland's expense.
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Mobility News, No. 22   February 2013
"Electric Cars - Ready for Prime Time?"
Should electric cars receive subsidies - or "primes" - in order to help countries reduce oil dependence, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution...and if so, when? asks Philippe Crist, Economist at the International Transport Forum,  in the Mobility Issue n. 22.
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EV World   30 January 2013
" CNN on American High Speed Rail: The Missing Context "
The article discusses US High Speed Rail investments and refers to the ITF Discussion Paper "The Economic Effects of High Speed Rail Investment"
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Greenautoblog   28 January 2013
" Has "peak car" already happened? Are automakers becoming mobility companies "
As the 2013 North American Auto show closed, Tim Fernholz asks Is the world approaching "peak car" – when demand for cars declines? And will the role of manufacturers change from automakers to "enablers of mobility?" The International Transport Forum  reports that growth in total vehicle miles traveled has been steadily declining since the early 2000s across the developed world
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GoodPlanet.info   janvier 2013
" Les villes doivent être développées en pensant « piéton » "
Interview with  Véronique Feypell de la Baumelle, road safety expert, who collaborated on the International Transport Forum report «Piétons: sécurité, espace urbain et santé»
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France24 8 décembre 2012
"Airport rivalry: carving up the global aviation market"
The French international news channel, interviewed ITF Secretary-General José Viegas on the future of the aviation market. It's not just airlines that are fighting for a piece of the action - airports are also in a race to carve up the market for planes and passengers. France's airport operator Aéroports de Paris, for instance is taking up a stake in Turkish airport operator TAV, who runs, among others, Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir airports.
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Le Figaro   23 novembre 2012
" Les piétons représentent un tiers des victimes de la route "
The Figaro article highlights the key messages of the newly-released International Transport Forum report «Piétons: sécurité, espace urbain et santé»
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The Economist   5 October 2012
" Driving the Future"
Letter from José Viegas, International Transport Forum Secretary-General  to the editor commenting the article "Seeing the back of the car In the rich world, people seem to be driving less than they used to"
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RailExpress.com   3 October 2012
" Towards seamless public transport "
The International Transport Forum, has identified a global trend that is seeing public transport move towards greater “seamlessness” – something that is particularly noticeable in the areas of e-ticketing and network design. The article provides a summary of key implications of seamlessness for operators, commuters and governments as they emerged during a a joint seminar with the Korean Transport Institute
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ABC.es   28 September 2012
" La DGT mantendrá las tasas de alcoholemia y potenciará el control de drogas"
The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) will maintain current rates of alcohol but will drugs enhance controls of drugs in drivers, stated its director, Maria Segui-Gonzalez at the 19th Road Safety Forum Barcelona. The day also involved the director of the Institute for Road Safety Research in the Netherlands, Fred Wegman, and Veronique Feypell of the Beaumelle from International Transport Forum/OECD Joint Transport Research Centre
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The Economist   22 September 2012
" Driving the Future: In the rich world, people seem to be driving less than they used to"
The article details the "peak car" phenemenon. Mentioning the increased investment and capacity in public-mass transit systems, The Economist refers to the International Transport Forum's infrastructure investment statistics.
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Supply Chain Managemernt   September 2012
" Quo vadis, Europe?: European Logistics Update Despite economic and financial uncertainties, the first half of 2012 has been moderately successful for many leading European carriers, ports, and 3PLs"
While economic conditions in the Eurozone are demanding, European logistics providers, carriers, and ports continue to report that they’re still striving for improvement in infrastructure, efficiency, service, and sustainability. In short, business must go on despite all of these mounting concerns.
Statistical data from July, collected through the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s recent “International Transport Forum,” highlight concerns over possible declines in the EU-27. The figure show that total seagoing foreign trade (in tons) remains 5 percent below precrisis levels in the EU-27, while air cargo volumes are 4 percent below this level.
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Recyclingtoday.com   4 September 2012
" A World of Opportunities and Challenges "
The Automotive Recyclers Association is working to address a number of challenges within the industry.  Citing the International Transport Forum estimate of a global vehicle vehicle fleet of 2.5 billion in 2050, the ARA sees imporant opportunities for the automotive recycling industry, particularly in emerging countries.
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Le Point.fr   9 Juillet 2012
" La voiture électrique, un marché qui prend forme aux États-Unis "
Malgré des coûts d'entretien élevés, entre 5 000 et 6 000 dollars plus élevés sur la durée de vie du véhicule qu'une voiture à essence, d'après une nouvelle étude du Forum international des transport, la vente de véhicules électriques prend de l'élan aux États-Unis. .
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Climate Spectator   9 July 2012
"US EV market shows spark"
The US market for all-electric cars is charging up, with plug-in vehicles rolling off US dealer lots despite much higher costs, battery fire scares and falling gasoline prices. All told, electric passenger cars currently cost $5,000 to $US6,000 ($A5,852) more to their owners than an equivalent fossil fuel car over the vehicle's lifetime, according to a new study by the Paris-based International Transport Forum. .
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European Cyclists' Federation website   28 June 2012
"Don’t Sell Cycling, Sell Mobility Solutions”: Interview With Michael Kloth "
“National Transport ministers mostly have no responsibility for cycling, but it doesn’t mean they don’t have influence,” explained Michael Kloth, Acting Secretary General of the International Transport Forum during the Velocity 2012 Conference. “When it comes to Ministers, making the economic case for cycling is key. Bicycle advocates must demonstrate that cycling can provide inexpensive solutions that can be implemented quickly,”
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Alternative Energy Stocks   21 June 2012
"OECD Analysis Suggests That Electric Cars Are Not Ready For Prime Time."
the OECD Policy Brief and the related discussion paper, "Electric Vehicles Revisited – Costs, Subsidies and Prospects" suggest that global thought leaders are rapidly distancing themselves from the idea that electric drive is a sensible solution.
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Green Car Congress  18 June 2012
"ITF analysis finds that societal costs for electric cars and vans range from €7K to €12K more than fossil-fueled equivalents."
Electric passenger cars currently cost €4K to €5K (US$5,079 to $6,349) more to their owners than an equivalent fossil fuel car over the vehicle’s lifetime, according to the latest policy brief from the International Transport Forum.
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GreenCarWebsite.co.uk  19 June 2012
" Electric cars versus conventional cars: which costs more?."
While electric cars are in their infancy and battery prices are high, their price tag tends to be much steeper than equivalent petrol and diesel cars. However, could they save you money over the vehicle’s lifetime? According to a report from the International Transport Forum (logo, pictured), the answer is “yes” and “no”: depending on how far you will drive the vehicle.
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De Lloyd  15 June 2012
"Infrastructuurinvesteringen in OESO-landen niet in verhouding tot noden."
According to a report of the International Transport Forum (ITF) on investments in transportation infrastructure in OECD countries data shows that for many years investment has remained stable at about 1% of GDP. The The ITF concludes that investment levels are influenced by factors other than the real investment needs.
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JT.China.com.   13 June 2012
"Vice Minister of Transport Mr. FENG Zhenglin met with visiting International Transport Forum Acting Secretary General, Hans Michael Kloth and his party."
Both parties conducted in-depth exchanges to further deepen the cooperation. First, FENG Zhenglin congratulated ITF for the upcoming 2013 Summit. He said that China attaches great importance and willactively support the preparation of the 2013 Summit. China is very interested in 2013 Summit theme: “Funding Transport.”
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Chalmers. University of Gothenburg. Norther Lead Logistics Centre.   15 May 2012
"The OECD-hosted conference International Transport Forum attracts ministers, CEO:s and other decision-/policy makers from all over the world.."
Interviews from the conference Seamless Transport: making connections" including one with Minister Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
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The Guardian.   2 May 2012
"The cargo bike – somewhere inbetween the courier and the truck"
The idea of cycle freight replacing the ubiquitous truck might seem initially fanciful, but it is an increasingly serious idea, one being presented to transport ministers from several dozen countries at a major conference starting on Wednesday.”
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Cities Today Magazine.   April 2012
"Should electric vehicles be a priority for cities?"
Nick Michell, Nick Michell, Assistant Editor of Cities Today Magazine in the April issue on the theme of "Urban mobility. Should electric vehicles be a priority for cities?" speaks with International Transport Forum Economist Philippe Crist.
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Verkehrs Rundschau.   27 March 2012
„Weltverkehrsforum in Leipzig"
During the Berlin Press Conference held just 4 weeks before the ITF 2012 Summit German Transport State Secretary Andreas Scheuer outlined the importance of certian themes to be discussed in May in Leipzig.  He especially mentioned ship safety in the aftermath of the Costa Concordia accident, as well as the issues of piracy at sea and future trends in the automotive industry.
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Silicon Allee   27 March 2012
„Making Transport Seamless Through Technology"
Acting Secretary-General Michael Kloth briefed German media and Berlin-based correspondents on the Summit theme “Seamless Transport: Making Connections” at a Lunch in Berlin on 26 March. Guest of honour was German Transport State Secretary Andreas Scheuer.
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World Policy Institute Blog.   29 February 2012
„How Natural Gas Will Transform the Automobile“
Gasoline’s reign of dominance in worldwide transportation is being eroded by a new contender.  By some estimates there could be 65 million NGVs in use by 2020. "These may sound like staggering figures, but they look increasingly likely, especially as the insatiable global demand for vehicles of any kind will push the total number of vehicles from slightly over 1 billion today to as much as 2.5 billion by 2050, according to the OECD International Transport Forum’s forecast."
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Leipziger Volkszeitung.   23 February 2012
„Wir setzen konsequent auf Klasse“
Michael Kloth, Acting Secretary General of The International Transport Forum, speaks about the upcoming  Summit, 2-4 May 2012.   This will be the first Summit with China as a full member, giving an even greater international dimension to the annual conference.
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Huffington Post.   3 February 2012
"Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars.”
Between 1995 and 2009, according to the International Transport Forum, the United States spent less on inland transport infrastructure than Japan or Western Europe..
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Le Cercle Les Echos. 25 Novembre 2011
"Les ambitions ferroviaires de la France victimes des déficits publics"
Speaking at the 2nd annual Les Echos "Infrastructures de transport" in Paris on 16th November 2011, Stephen Perkins, Head of Research of the International Transport Forum, mentions the limits to user acceptance of increased tolls and infrastructure charging.

Port Strategy.   13 October 2011
"Freight loses Asia's pull.”
The latest global freight data highlights concern over economic recovery and exposes the risk of dependence on Asia-led growth, according to the International Transport Forum at the OECD.
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Lloyd's List.   14 September 2011
"Latest trade volumes statistics from the International Transport Forum think-tank have fuelled further concerns about a global economic downturn.”
The ITF’s second-quarter analysis warns that the overall picture for global freight is “one of growth slowing down,” and that the latest global freight data collected through June 2011 highlights concerns over economic recovery.
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Spiegel Online.   8 September 2011
"Wenn das Auto SOS funkt”
As the EU introduces the eCall automatic emergency call system, experts at the International Transport Forum estimate that the measure could save up to 4,000 lives per year.
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Eurotransport.de.   29 August 2011
"Pro Mobilität: Straßennetz wird vernachlässigt”
Deutschland vernachlässigt sein Straßennetz und investiert viel weniger als andere westeuropäische Staaten. Zu diesem Befund kommt die Initiative für Verkehrsinfrastruktur Pro Mobilität auf Basis von Zahlen des International Transport Forum.
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Washington Post online.   22 August 2011
"One billion vehicles hit the road. Are we ready for two billion?”
Last year one billion cars hit the world's roads.  The International Transport Forum in its latest Outlook estimates this figure could rise to 2.5 billion by 2050.
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Trans Aktuell.   12 August 2011
"Neue Akzente seten”
On her second day as Secretary General of the International Transport Forum, Carole Coune met with the German Minister of Transport Peter Ramsauer.
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Europolitics.   11 July 2011
"Study finds limited impact of car fleet renewal schemes"
According to a report published by the International Transport Forum, car fleet renewal schemes in the United States, France and Germany have failed to achieve the desired environmental and safety objectives...
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Focus online.   11 July 2011
"Abwrackprämien-RegelungenNutzen für Umwelt und Sicherheit zu gering"
Umwelt und Verkehrssicherheit haben weniger von der Abwrackprämie profitiert, als möglich gewesen wäre . Sowohl in Deutschland als auch in den USA und Frankreich...
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Rad Markt.   14 June 2011
"ITF-Forum: ECF macht das Radfahren zum globalen Thema"
An dem 3-tägigen Gipfeltreffen des International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig nahmen Verkehrsminister aus 52 OECD-Mitgliedstaaten teil. Die European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) erhob das Radfahren als globales Thema auf die Tagesordnung, um sicherzustellen, »dass es als effektives Transportmittel ernst genommen wird.
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Port Strategy.   1 June 2011
"Downturn playing to privatisation push"
The downturn has given some countries further justification for transport infrastructure privatisation, but care needs to be taken that funds are directed to the projects with the largest long-run social benefits. This was the outcome of one of the 2011 International Transport Forum annual summit session, More with Less: Shrinking Budgets and Growing Demand.
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Maroc Journal.   1 June 2011
"Participation du Maroc au Forum international des transports de Leipzig "
Ce Forum regroupe les ministres des Transports de 52 pays de quatre continents, dont 27 européens, indique mercredi un communiqué du ministère de l'Equipement et des Transports, rappelant que le Maroc est le seul pays africain et arabe qui est associé régulièrement et depuis 1990 aux travaux de ce Forum initialement connu sous le nom de la Conférence européenne des ministres des transports (CEMT).
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New Europe.   1 June 2011
"Cyclists demand a change in urban planning"
At the International Trasport Forum 2011 Summit in Leipzig, ECF’s president, Manfred Neun, said, “Our (ECF’s) contribution is to have a more sustainable future in transportation.” Urban planning for cycling can be a solution to the energy and health crises that plague modern society...
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Climate Change Policy & Practice. iisd.org   May 2011
"OECD paper investigates challenges of Chinese urban transport"
The paper, authored by Haixiao Pan, offers recommendations to help solve contradictions arising in the rapid urbanization process in China, especially urban energy consumption and automotive exhaust emissions, while maintaining fast and steady economic growth.
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Nexobus.com.   30 May 2011
EL 'DAVOS SECTORIAL' Blanco destaca en el ITF la necesidad de poner el transporte al servicio de la sociedad
El ministro de Fomento, José Blanco, presidió el pasado jueves en Leipzig (Alemania) la reunión anual del International Transport Forum (ITF) de la OCDE, organizada bajo el epígrafe ‘Transporte y Sociedad’, y en la que han participado ministros de Transporte de 55 países de todo el mundo....
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Transport Weekly.   30 May 2011
"China to join OECD's International Transport Forum"
China's Transport Vice Minister Gao Hongfeng made the announcement during the annual summit of transport ministers from the International Transport Forum's 52-member states in Leipzig, announced ITF secretary general Jack Short.
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Auto.de.   26 May 2011
Verkehrsminister zeigt sich im Elektro-Boxster
Beim International Transport Forum auf der Leipziger Messe informierte sich Dr. Peter Ramsauer, Bundesminister für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung, am Donnerstag, 26. Mai 2011, über zukunftsweisende Antriebstechnologien....
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Airliners.de.   26 May 2011
Ramsauer verbittet sich IATA-Kritik
Bundesverkehrsminister Peter Ramsauer (CSU) hat die Luftfahrtbranche zur schnellen Erarbeitung eines Regelwerks zum Umgang mit Vulkan-Aschewolken aufgerufen. Von Fluggesellschaften und Herstellern verlangte er klare Vorgaben statt «frecher Briefe». ...
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Airliners.de.   26 May 2011
Weltverkehrsforum veröffentlicht "Transport Outlook 2011"
Die zwischenssatliche Organisation für den Verkehrssektorlegt den Schwerpunkt dabei auf die Mobilitätsbedürfnisse von bald neun Milliarden Menschen weltweit. ...
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American Shipper.   26 May 2011
ICC calls for immediate action against piracy
The International Chamber of Commerce Thursday urged governments to take action against the increasing number of pirate attacks taking place off the Somali Coast. ICC, whose International Maritime Bureau tracks piracy incidents, issued a call for action at the International Transport Forum taking place in Leipzig, Germany, 25-27 May 2011...
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Handelsblatt.de.   26 May 2011
Piraten von Somalia. "Diese Zustände sind unhaltbar"
The International Chamber of Commerce warns of the heavy damage already done to German shipping companies by piracy off the Horn of Africa, and calls for vigorous action.....
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Handelsblatt.de.   25 May 2011
"Mobilität könnte sich sogar versechsfachen"
Jack Short, Generalsekretär des Internationalen Transportforums ITF, spricht über die Entwicklung und Zukunft der Mobilität.
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Intertraffic.com.   20 May 2011
"Why do consumers buy electric cars?"
The International Transport Forum at the OECD, an intergovernmental organisation for the transport sector that comprises 52 countries, has announced the winner of its 2011 Young Researcher of the Year Award. The Award, which is open to researchers under 35 years of age and carries a prize of US$ 7,000, goes to Canadian national Dr. Jonn Axsen of the University of California at Davis, USA.
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The Province.   17 May 2011
"Expert finds decision to buy hybrid vehicle based largely on what others think"
When it comes to buying a hybrid or electric vehicle, what people around the customer think is almost as important as the price and more important than information about the vehicle.  Dr. Jonn Axsen of the University of California at Davis came to that conclusion after extensive research and has been recognized for his work by being named winner of the 2011 Young Researcher of the Year Award
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New York Times online.   17 May 2011
"Supporters of Speed-Camera Locators Mobilize Against French Government"
Thousands of drivers in France are reacting against a government initiative intended to improve road safety. However, International Transport Forum research has shown that measures taken to reduce speed in the first decade of this century have resulted in fewer deaths.
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OECD Insights Blog.   11 May 2011
"Road Kill"
Today, May 11th, the UN is launching a Decade of Action for Road Safety with the aim of stabilising and then reducing global road deaths by 2020. Apart from their regular work on road safety, two International Transport Forum/IRTAD initiatives will provide useful additional input to the UN and other efforts.
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Allianz.   10 May 2011
"Future Transport: Middle of the Road"
Is there a way to combine future mobility with sustainability? Jack Short, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum, is optimistic but doesn’t expect a transport revolution..
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The Economist.   30 April 2011
"Life in the slow lane. America's transport infrastructure"
America, despite its wealth and strength often seems to be falling apart at the seams. The quality of its transport infrastructure is one area for concern.
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FreiePresse.de.   25 April 2011
"Ramsauer will auf Weltverkehrsforum für deutsches Mautsystem werben"
German Minister of Transport, Peter Ramsauer sees the International Transport Forum's annual summit as the ideal fplatform to discuss themes from energy to toll systems.
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Leipziger Volkszeitung.   14 April 2011
"Elktromobilität im Fokus"
E-mobility will be one of the topics highlighted at the International Transport Forum's 2011 Summit in Leipzig.
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DVZ. 29 March 2011
"Güterverkehr ist fast wieder auf Vorkrisenniveau"
Freight transport volumes at the end of 2010 were practically back to the pre-crisis levels of 2008. However, there are signs that growth is slowing. DVZ examines the analysis and forecasts released by several bodies including those of the International Transport Forum....

El Vigia. 14 March 2011
"Maersk revoluciona el sector marítimo con sus nuevos 18.000"
International Transport Forum Economists Kurt Van Dender and Philip Crist speak of the potential economies of scale of the new 18000 teu container ships commissioned by Maersk, but also evoke possible problems of port congestion.......

De Lloyd. 11 March 2011
"Herstel in transportsector blijft onzeker
According to a new figures just released by the International Transport Forum the recovery in the transport sector remains precarious.  Volumes in road, rail and sea in December 2010 were still 5ù to 15% lower than before the crisis.....

France 24. 3 March 2011
"Auto Industry: on the road to recovery?"
Does the auto industry still have a future? With the renewed instability on the oil market, and the end of tax credits to buy new cars here in France there is reason for concern. Jack Short participates in the France 24 debate
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Le Lloyd. 4 février 2011
"La Pologne et la Russie arrivent à un accord"
L'accord a été conclu in extremis à Paris lors de négociations menées par les deux pays sur les contingents d'autorisations de transports réciproques.  La Russie redevient accessible pour des cargaisons chargées en Europe par des poids lourds polonais.

Transport Weekly. 4 February 2011
"Breakthrough in truck licence dispute welcomed"
Jack Short, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum, expressed his satisfaction on the breakthrough in the impasse over the organisation’s multilateral license system as Russia, on 2nd February lifted restrictions on cross-border road transport by signing a bilateral agreement with Poland..
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Le Lloyd. 10 janvier 2011
" Des investissements pris en tenailles"
Jack Short se penche sur l'importance des investissements en infrastructure pour l'économie des pays.  Il constate que la capacité de ces pays à réaliser ces investissements est prise en tenailles.  D'un côté, l'argent public est de plus en plus rare. Et d'autre part , l'argent privé , qui est abondant, n'afflue pas vers les transports....

Financial Times. 23 December 2010
"Traffic: Into reverse"
The end of charging in west-central London is one of many signs that sentiment across the industrialised world has turned against efforts to substitute, or supplement, traditional fuel-based taxes on motoring with direct charges..
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The City Fix . 23 December 2010
"Adapting to climate changes/ Is our transport infrastructure robust enough?"
To begin to address climate-related transportation concerns “The first adaptation measure is to review infrastructure design and maintenance standards to see how robust these are to a range of climate scenarios.” ..
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Le Lloyd. 15 décembre 2010
"Le négoce d'émissions de CO2 dans les limbes"
Selon le Forum international des transports la pression politique en faveur d'une  réduction des émissions du secteur des transports ne s'amplifiera pas mais s'amenuisera plutôt au cour des prochaines années..
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ITS. 14 December 2010
"Drugged driving -major safety risk"
The results of a new report, from ITF, on road safety provide worrying conclusions, that the prevalence of drugs in crashes rivals or exceeds that of alcohol in some countries..
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Portstrategy. 8 December 2010
"Recovery still 'uncertain' for some"
It's a mixed picture that is emerging from the dust of the downturn, and there seems to be quite a lot of latitude when projecting trends...
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Última Instância. 23 November 2010
' Mortandade absurda no trânsito: até quando?"
Luiz Flávio Gomes writes on the traffic accident and mortality rate on Brazillian roads.
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Les Echos.Com. 19 Novembre 2010
"Quelle dynamique du marché global des infrastructures de transport ?"
Intervention de Jack Short lors de la Conférence Infrastructure de transports Les Echos à Paris le 19 novembre 2010
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Transportation Finance Review 2010/11
' Global Transport: Moving Ahead"
In an article for the November 2010 issue of Transportation Finance, Jack SHORT, together with JTRC Chief Economist Kurt VAN DENDER, takes a close look at the foundations for recovery.
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Malaysian Digest, 08 October 2010
' Malaysia tops road fatalities list in international survey"
Latest fatality figures published by the International Transport Forum show dramatic falls in road deaths since the turn of the century in 30 of the countries included. In terms of road deaths per 100.000 inhabitants, Britain's figure last year stood at 3.8 compared with 23.8 in Malaysia at the other end of the scale.
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Newsweek.Com, 04 October 2010
'A Safer Route on the Roads in Indiana"
Once the world’s least dangerous place to drive, the U.S. is now 12th in its rate of road deaths per miles driven, a new International Transport Forum report shows.
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Detroit News, 30 September 2010
'World traffic deaths falling, particularly in developed nations"
The International Transport Forum said this month that countries across the globe are reporting record declines in auto deaths. Many are outpacing the United States' declines.
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Korea Times, 30 September 2010
'Dangerous roads of Korea'
Korean roads are still among the most dangerous in the world, according to the latest traffic deaths figures published by the International Transport Forum. For every 100,000 inhabitants, 12 were killed in traffic in Korea last year. This is the same as in Poland, and puts the two countries at fifth from the bottom of 33 countries whose statistics were studied by the OECD-linked think tank.
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Phnom Penh Post, 27 September 2010
'Decade sees huge jump in traffic deaths'
Traffic-related deaths in the Kingdom have increased by 328 percent over the last decade. According to a new international study from IRTAD. The Kingdom, along with Malaysia and Argentina, was one of only three countries where the number of traffic-related deaths had increased over the 2000s...  More

New Zealand Herald, 24 September 2010
'NZ poor for road deaths - study'
Latest figures on road fatalities published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) put New Zealand 25th on the list of 33, with 8.9 fatalities per 100,000 people.
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WorldHighways.com 21 September 2010
"Safe Road Successes"
According to the latest data on 33 countries released by ITF, there has been a steep decline in road deaths during the first decade of the 21st century. The data also reveals however, that despite the marked reduction in the number of overall road fatalities, the 2000-2009 decade saw a significant rise of deaths associated with motorcycles in many countries...
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Berliner Morgenpost, 16 September 2010
'Verkehr: Weltweit werden die Strassen immer sicherer'
In Deutschland und anderen Industriestaaten hat sich die Zahl der Unfalltoten seit der Jahrtausendwende spürbar verringert. Von einem "Rekordjahrzehnt für die Straßensicherheit" spricht das Weltverkehrsforum...
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Mail on Sunday, 16 September 2010
'Safety first: Britain's roads have fewest fatalities in international survey'
Britain's road safety record discussed in the light of recent ITF figures.
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Daily Express, 16 September 2010
'British Roads have fewest crashes'
Britain's annual road deaths tally is the lowest out of 33 countries surveyed by the International Transport Forum which has declared the last 10 years "a record decade for road safety".
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Blackcircles.com 17 September 2010
"UK Has the Safest Roads In Terms of Fatal Crashes"
The latest figures from ITF's International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group show the UK had the least fatal crashes per 100.000 inhabitants of 33 countries.....
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RAC Motoring News. 16 September 2010
"UK Roads Among the Safest in the World"
According to the Paris-based International Transport Forum's findings, the number of people killed in traffic accidents in Britain is the lowest out of 33 countries surveyed in what they described as a "record decade for road safety". And it would seem that there has been a significant fall in road deaths across the world, with 30 countries registering a decline in fatalities
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Focus Online. 16 September 2010
"Unfallbilanz eines Jahrzehnt: Weltweit weniger Verkehrstote'"
Die Zahl der Verkehrstoten ist in den vergangenen zehn Jahren weltweit stark zurückgegangen. Darauf weist nun das Weltverkehrsforum der OECD nach Auswertung der Unfalldaten von 33 Ländern hin.
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Het Laateste Nieuws;Be. 15 September 2010
"Nooit zo weinig dodelijke ongelukken tijdens eerste decennium 21ste eeuw "
De eerste tien jaren van de 21ste eeuw vielen er veel minder verkeersdoden op de weg dan in de laatste decennia van de 20ste eeuw. Dat blijkt uit statistieken van verkeersdoden in 33 landen, verzameld door het International Transport Forum (ITF)
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Süddeutsche Zeitung. 15 September 2010
"Rekordjahrzehnt»: Drastisch weniger Verkehrstote"
Eine drastisch verbesserte Verkehrssicherheit auf den Straßen Deutschlands und anderer Industriestaaten hat seit der Jahrtausendwende die Zahl der Unfalltoten spürbar reduziert.
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Spiegel Online. 15 September 2010
"Neue OECD-Studie. Hightech-Autos retten Tausende Leben"
Der Straßenverkehr wird für Autofahrer fast überall auf der Welt sicherer, die Zahl der Unfalltoten ist laut einer OECD-Studie in den vergangenen zehn Jahren zum Teil drastisch gesunken - auch weil die Sicherheitstechnik immer besser wird. Das gilt allerdings nicht für Motorradfahrer.
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Bloomberg 15 September 2010
"Broken Budget Promises Disrupt Eastern European Highway Plans"
Austerity measures in the wake of the recent economic downturn, are endangering planned infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe.
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Verkehrs Rundschau 15 September 2010
"Weltverkehrsforum: Verkehrssicherheit wächst"
Nach den jüngsten vom Weltverkehrsforum (International Transport Forum, ITF) der OECD ausgewerteten Unfalldaten aus 33 Staaten war die erste Dekade des 21. Jahrhunderts "ein Rekordjahrzehnt für die Straβensicherheit". Das erklärte Jack Short, Generalsekretär des Weltverkehrsforums, am Mittwoch in Paris.
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Cargonews Asia. 16 August 2010
"Executives still wary of 2010 growth"
Kurt Van Dender, chief economist of ITF/OECD Joint Research Centre, comments on the overall post-crisis global trade scene and trends in air freight recovery.
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Ourfutureplanet.org. 27 July 2010
"Transport for Tomorrow"
ITF work on greenhouse gas emissions and the ITF Transport Outlook 2010 provide food for thought in this article on sustainable transport systems..
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ABCNHYETER.No. 29 mai 2010
"Flytrakken tredobles"
Kurt Van Dender, chief economist of ITF/OECD Joint Research Centre, at Forum 2010 in Leipzig speaks on the outlook for transport and the ITF's figures which predict a trebling of air transport passengers between 2010 and 2050.
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Beijing Review. 5 July 2010
"Tackling Cities' Problems"
A forum addressing science and technological innovations and the future of urbanization was held in Wuxi City in east China's Jiangsu Province on June 21-22. Colin Stacey of ITF spoke there on the transport dimension.
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OECD Observer. May 2010
"Transport Innovations"
"The development of transport and society are inescapably interlinked" In an interview with the OECD Observer Jack Short, ITF Secretary General demonstrates the intrinsic role played by transport in human history.
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Railway Gazette International. June 2010
"Unleashing the Potential"
Jack Short, ITF Secretary General, discusses the cores issues discussed at Forum 2010 may 26-28, in Leipzig, in an interview with Chris Jackson of Railway Gazette International.
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Renewal Energy Magazine. 28 June 2010
Interview
Renewable Energy Magazine’s Content Director, Toby Price, talks to the International Transport Forum’s Secretary General, Jack Short, about what the shipping, aviation, and road transport industries need to do to curb their emissions. Renewables will play a part, but energy efficiency is undoubtedly key.
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IFW. 25 June 2010
"Rebound from recession spectacular"
Recent research by the International Transport Forum has shown that exports from Europe and North America to Asia are growing at a faster rate than imports. Kurt Van Dender, Chief Economist, Joint Transport Research Centre, said: “What we move out of the EU in terms of tonnes on aeroplanes to China, including Hong Kong, now is quite a bit higher than it was before the [economic] crisis"
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Fleetowner. 25 June 2010
Report maps road ahead for global freight transport
In its Transport Outlook 2010, ITF points out that both passenger and freight transport capacity around the world will be hard-pressed to expand as rapidly as demand will. That will be due in part to expectations for safer yet “greener” transport options forcing transportation providers to operate much more efficiently
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Turkish Maritime. 15 June 2010
6 drivers of transportation change
"In a paper titled "Maritime transportation: drivers for the shipping and port industries," delivered at the International Transport Forum 2010 recently, Prof. Jean-Paul Rodrigue said each of the 6 drivers of transport change plays a role individually and in conjunction. It is therefore virtually impossible to establish outcome accurately there are too many inter-relationships and uncertainties.
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PortStrategy.com. 3 June 2010
The Evolution of global transport
"In the future there will be pressure to make whole transport systems change, adapt and improve, but “policy innovation is less discussed, and perhaps is the greatest challenge for us", said Jack Short at the recent International Transport Forum.
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Zonebourse.com. 2 Juin 2010
Le secteur des transports : à l'avant-garde de l'innovation et de la reprise!
Le secteur des transports constitue un bon indicateur de la santé de nos économies. Il anticipe souvent les crises et frémit lorsqu'une reprise de l'activité s'annonce. Or l'OCDE, à l'occasion du grand rendez-vous annuel « International Transport Forum (ITF) » de Leipzig (mai 2010), a rendu public ces derniers jours tout un ensemble d'indicateurs récents liés au secteur des transport.
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DVZ. 29 May 2010
"Köhler will dem Verkehr externe Kosten anlasten.".
"Köstenwahrheit würde die Binnenschifffahrt und den Schienenverkehr attraktiver machen" sagte Köhler während seiner Rede auf dem Weltverkehrsforum in Leipzig....

Le Lloyd 28 mai 2010
"L'innovation est la clé du problème climatique".
"Les décisionnaires politiques ont tout intêret à jouer la carte de l'innovation technologique pour réduire les niveaux de CO2 du transport routier." C'est par cet appel que Jack Short a donné le coup d'envoi de l'assemblée annuelle du FIT à Leipzig.........

ARD  Mittagsmagazin 27 May 2010
"Weltverkehrsforum: Neue Antriebsformen gesucht"
How can society today cope with increasing mobility?...
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DVZ. 27 May 2010
"Verkehr kehrt auf den Wachstumspfad zurück. Weltverkehrsforum in Leipzig eröffnet".
Die Wirtschaftskrise des Jahres 2009 wird das weltweite Verkehrswachstum nicht dauerhaft bremsen . Davon zeigte sich Jack Short während der Vorstellung der ITF-Studie "Transport Outlook 2010" anlässlich des Weltverkehrsforum in Leipzig überzeugt.....

Le Lloyd. 26 May 2010
"Drop in global transport volume leads to cut in emissions.".
According to new ITF report, cross the economy, the crisis of 2008 has contributed to the sharpest drop in emissions in the past 40 years, with estimates ranging from 3 to 10%...

World Highways. 26 May 2010
"ITF unveils Transport Outlook 2010".
Transport Outlook 2010 was presented by ITF Secretaty General Jack Short on the first day of the ITF's Forum 2010 event in Leipzig.........
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Verkehrsundschau. 26 May 2010
"Weltverkehrsforum lockt 900 Teilnehmer"
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Transport Weekly. 19 May 2010
"Drop in global travel volume leads to cut in transport emissions".
The long-term trend, however, continues to be towards an increase in CO2 emissionsJ from travel activity.....
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Les Echos. 21 Avril 2010
"Infrastructures : Je crains que les Etats ne coupent dans les budgets d'investissements".
Jack Short interviewé par le journal les Echos.
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HavreCCI TV. 13 April 2010
Grand Paris: Commission Attali.
Jack Short participated in a meeting of the Commission Attali in Deauville 30 March - 1 April 2010, when international experts discussed the Grand Paris project and the port and estuary of Le Havre.
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International Fleet World. March-April 2010
2010 Preview.
Jack Short talks to International Fleet World about his views on the key issues that affected the transport market in 2009 and what can be expected in 2010.

France 24. 12 January 2010
Cars at the Crossroads.
Jack Short takes part in the France 24 Debate, which with the Detroit Motor Show in full swing examines what next for the car industry worldwide.
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World Highways. 15 December 2009
Cutting Transport CO2 Emissions
The ITF says that containng the growth of CO2 emissions from transport "is a massive challenge and the critical issue is to achieve that at reasonable cost".
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Verkehrsrundschau. 9 December 2009
Strenge Standards sollen Krafsttoffverbrauch verrringern  Das Weltverkehrsforum berät die Klimakonferennz in Kopenhagen, wie CO2-Emissionen im Verkehr reduziert werden können.
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Financial Times Deutschland. 7 December 2009
"Tempolimit für Deutschland sinnvoll"
said Jack Short during an interview discussing lower CO2 emissions on the opening day of COP 15.
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World Highways. 19 November 2009
Russian Road Safety has Improved Considerably
said Jack Short during the First Global Miniserial Conference on Road Safety held in Moscow, when ITF also released a summary of Transport Ministers' recommendations on road safety made over the past 30 years.
Read more          See the CD-ROM of Transport Ministers' Recommendations

Terra Noticas. 17 November 2009
El coche eléctrico no es una solución inmediata
said Jack Short in an interview at the ITF's 18th Symposium on Transport Economics and Policy in Madrid.
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New York Times. 25 October 2009
In a hole, Amsterdam tunnellers just keep digging
"We definitely have seen a tendency of what you might call project optimism" said Jack Short in an article dealing with the troubled Amsterdam metro project.
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Worldhighways.com. 23 October 2009
Short's cautious note to ministers
"For the transport sector to emerge stronger from the crisis, three conditions have to be met" says Jack Short, Secretary General of ITF.
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The Euromoney Transportation Finance Review 2009/10
Transport infrastructure beyond the crisis
Jack Short, Secretary General of ITF, discusses transport infrastructure investments...
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ITS International. September/October 2009
In and Out - The role of stimulus funding and the path in and out of recession
Jack Short, Secretary General of ITF, discusses stimulus packages in the transport sector in the US and Europe and comments on the economic outlook ....
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ERTICO - ITS General Assembly, Genval, Belgium. 11-12 June 2009
Policy-led technological developments
Speech by Jack Short, Secretary General of ITF.
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Public Transport International. May-June 2009
Cities for growth
Jack Short, writes on the role of cities in economic growth and what they can do to alieviate the effects of the downturn.
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The Times. 22 July 2009
Recession brings sharp fall in UK road deaths
"A decline in car use due to the recession has contributed to a sharp fall in road deaths in Britain.... The trend was mirrored throughout Europe and across much of the world........A spokesman for ITF said that the road statistics appeared to suggest that countries such as Iceland, Ireland and Spain, that had been some of the worst affected by the recession had the greatest fall in road deaths."....
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Press Book. Forum 2009.       
Transport for a Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities in the Downturn
Leipzig 26-29 May 2009
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Où va le monde? Europe 1 (Radio). 31 May 2009
Jacques Attali revient sur le contenu du sommet mondial des transports "absolument passionant" organisé par le Forum international des transports de l'OCDE à Leipzig
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The Wall Street Journal. 27 May 2009
To gauge oil savings, economists road test the "rebound effect"
ITF economist's research on the rebound effect highlighted in relation to the tougher US fuel economy standards announced by Barack Obama.......
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The Financial Times. 26 May 2009
Slide in trade leaves a glut in capacity
As delegates prepare to meet for this year's ITF in Leipzig there are many signs of the crisis that has transformed the world's transport and logistics sectors in the past nine months. "The mood has changed" says Jack Short, ITF Secretary General........
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Handelsblatt. Sonderbeilage. 25 May 2009
Verkehr für eine globale Wirtschaft: Herausforderungen & Chancen in der Wirtschaftskrise
On the occasion of ITF 2009 the supplement gathers contributions on the topic from Ministers, industry chiefs and international organisations
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The Guardian. 20 May 2009
Carbon emissions from cars:  the US compared to other countries and by state
As president Obama plans new measures to allow US states to crack down on carbon emissions, the Guardian publishes a comparison, sourced from ITF, of road emissions in the US and other countries.
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El Mundo. 3 mayo 2009
"El avion tiene la batalla perdida ante el AVE en rutas domésticas"
"ITF Secretary General, Jack Short speaks of his preoccupation with the effects of the recession on the air transport sector in an interview with the Spanish newspaper.
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De LLoyd. 6 April 2009
"International Transport Forum calls for more cooperation"
"Protectionist measures need to be avoided and international cooperation needs to be strengthened in the present global turndown" said Jack Short of ITF at the recent meeting of the Transport Management Board in Istanbul.
One example where international cooperation can be strengthened is border crossings. The present lack of coordination and bureaucracy add large additional costs to the transport sector. Reducing transport costs by just 1% would lead to annual gains of USD 40 billion worldwide.
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Australian Shipping News. 2 February 2009
"Global Transport Sector meets in Sydney"
Representatives from 17 countries and the European Union met for the first time in Australia last week to finalise the agenda of this year's annual gathering of the most influential political and business leaders from across the global transport industry.
Scheduled for May, the next Forum will take place against the backdrop of a global economy experiencing the most severe downturn in recent history.
"The fortunes of transport operators are closely linked to the health of the global economy, said Mr Albanese the Australian Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and local Government"....

The Australian. 28 January 2009
"Optimism for Transport Recovery fades for Freight Rates
Optimism that the transport sector could see a recovery this year has faded and been replaced by expectations that conditions are unlikely to improve until at least 2010".
International Transport Forum Secretary General Jack Short said presentations by representatives attending an ITF taskforce meeting in Sydney on 27 January 2009 had provided "a pretty unremitting picture of gloom"
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Leipziger Volkszeitung. 12 January 2009
"Seeing crisis as opportunity"
In an interview in the newspaper Leipziger Volkszeitung, ITF Secretary General said that despite the economic crisis, transport worldwide will continue to increase. That must not mean further strain on the environment, he continued the crisis offers opportunities for green growth, not only for car makers but also for the logistics industry. Firms must invest in technology and systems that are more efficient.
Transport is growing rapidly in countries such as China and India. In India at present there are about 50 cars for every 1.000 people. In comparison the figure for the USA is 800. The real challenge is therefore to develop technologies that are as efficient and clean as possible as quickly as possible. .....

Policy Makers Briefed on "Safe Systems" to Reduce Road Deaths
ITF hosted a seminar on road safety with the support of the FIA Foundation to promote cutting edge policies for achieving major reductions in deaths and serious injuries on the roads. The Seminar held in Paris on 25-26 September 2008, involved 150 participants from 39 countries...
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Press Book. Forum 2008.        (Updated 2 December 2008)
Transport and Energy: The Challenge of Climate Change
Leipzig 28-30 May 2008
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VerkehrsRundschau.De, 3 Juni 2008
Weltverkehrsforum in Leipzig: Grosser Fotorückblick
Gallery of photographs taken by VerkehrsRundschau photographers present at the first International Transport Forum Meeting in Leipzig, 28-30 May 2008.
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Zeit Online.De, 29 Mai 2008
Weltverkehrsforum: Merkel fordert Vision für den Klimschutz
"Das zentrale Thema bei der ersten Weltverkehrskonferenz in Leipzig ist der Klimawandel. Kein Wunder: Mehr als ein viertel des Kohlendioxid-Aussosses ist auf den Verkehr zurückzuführen. Bundeskanzlerin Merkel fordert einen weltweit verbindlichen CO2-Ausstos pro Bewohner."
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Tagesschau.De, 29 Mai 2008
50 Staaten diskutieren auf dem Weltverkehrsforum über Klima Schutz
Reporting by Tagesscahu on the 29th May 2008 Session of the International Transport Forum at Leipzig, with highlights from interventions from Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of UN IPCC.
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Le Lloyd, 30 mai 2008
Le Forum International des Transports donne l'exemple
La réunion du Forum International des Transports à Leipzig (28-30 mai 2008) "aura été un des premiers événements dans son genre entièrement neutres en termes d'émissions de CO2. En donnant l'exemple, les organisateurs veulent souligner l'importance du thème central de la manifestation : le défi du changement climatique" .....

OECD Observer, March 2008
Transport and Energy. The Challenge of Climate Change
For transport, a major contributor to greenhouse gases, the challenge to reduce emissions is immense, particularly as most forecasts see transport activity doubling or tripling in the next 30 years. 2007 was an extraordinary year of global political attention on the issue of climate change. From Brazil to Bali, no longer can anyone have any illusion as to the size of the challenge. Fortunately governments in the OECD area (which is where most greenhouse gases come from) are starting to act.........
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Observateur de l'OCDE, mars 2008
Transport et énergie : Le défi du changement du changement climatique
Pour le secteur des transports, très important émetteur de gaz à effet de serre, réduire les missions constitue un immense défi, surtout lorsque la plupart des prévisions annoncent le doublement, voire le triplement, des transports au cours des 30 prochaines années. L'année 2007 a été remarquable en ce qui concerne l'attention politique mondiale accordée au problème. Du Brésil au Bali, plus personne ne peut se faire d'illusion sur l'importance de l'enjeu. Heureusement les gouvernements des pays de l'OCDE (à l'origine de la plus grande partie des émissions de gaz à effets de serre) commencent à agir, bien qu'il reste encore beaucoup à faire....
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Leipziger Volkszeitung, 24 April 2008
Tiefenensee: Weltverkehrsforum soll "eine Art Davos" in Leipzig werden
sagte Bundesminister Wolfgang Tiefensee am 24. April in Berlin bei der Vorstellung des Programms des ersten Weltverkehrsforums mit Thema "Verkehr und Energie: Die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels" das vom 28. bis 30. mai 2008 in Leipzig stattfinden wird .......
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PR-inside 24 April 2008
Konkrete Ziele für klimaneutrales Verkehrswachstum
German Minister for Transport Wolfgang Tiefensee and International Transport Forum Secretary General, Jack Short presented the Programme of the first Forum to be held in Leipzig 28-30 May 2008, at a Press Conference in Berlin on 24th April. .......
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Le Lloyd, 2 April 2008
PPPs for infrastructure show potential despite limits and risks
To meet the challenge of maintaining transport infrastructure networks, governments are turning to a wide range of alternative models characterised by increasing use of private sector resources, expertise or management........
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Leipziger Volkszeitung, 27 Marz 2008
"Es gibt keine kurzfristige Lösung"
International Transport Forum Secretary General Jack Short in an interview with Alexander Weis speaks of the difficulty of reducing transport induced CO2 emissions while demand worldwide for transport continues to grow.

Le Lloyd, 30 janvier 2008
Pour une approche globale de la mobilité durable
Le Forum International des Transports est devenu un lieu de rencontre unique où l'on discute du transport, de la logistique et de la mobilité au plus haut niveau.
Interview avec Jack Short, Secrétaire général du Forum international des transports
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Le Lloyd, 23 novembre 2007
Croissance du transport est difficile à rimer avec politique climatique
"La politique internationale en matière de lutte contre le réchauffement de la planète est diamétralement opposée à l'évolution du secteur du transport" a déclaré Jack Short, secrétaire général du Forum international des transports lors du "Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2007" à Shanghai.......
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Transpo : l'officiel Belge du transport et de la logistique, novembre 2007
Groupe Transport Routier de la CEMT en réunion à Moscou, septembre 2007.  Les experts russes y ont présenté les résultats de leur étude "Les problèmes dans le développement du marché international du transport routier dans la fédération de Russie".
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OECD Observer, July 2007
Biofuels hit farm prices - and sow uncertainty.
For Jack Short, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, few biofuels seem to offer much in the way of climate protection or oil security.........
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Observateur de l'OCDE, juillet 2007
Les biocarburants nourrissent les prix - et sèment l'incertitude.
Pour Jack Short, Secrétaire général du Forum international des transports, peu de biocarburants semblent prometteurs pour la protection du climat ou la sécurité énergétique.......
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Press Book: Ministerial Session, Sofia, 30-31 May 2007

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