Information published on 25 February 2009 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 133.

eRail Freight Project Manager meeting

Paris, 24 February

  • Europe
  • Freight
  • E-rail

Launched in April 2008, this project aims to run the first shipments paperless at the end of this year. On February 24.th over 20 experts and project managers involved in the project have met together.

The main objectives were:

- to get a final view on the legal, functional and technical specifications worked out in the different workshops with the help of CIT and RAILDATA.

- to share the experience given by each RU through by the first steps of release and implementation.

One major decision point was to find out pilot relations in CIM traffic.

In some issues the project has to go more in to details e.g. the process to follow if on the transport chain any paper consignment note is still needed…

The Chairman of the CER customs working group informed about the current status of NCTS introduction on 2013. He asked for voluntaries to participate at a paperless NCTS pilot.

Next milestone will be the test of the central application until end of April 2009 in order to run the first transport with an ECN before end 2009 3 members declared ready to go this way.

For more information please contact Bernard Schmitt: bschmitt@uic.asso.fr