Tuesday 31 March 2015
Rail Freight

UIC’s Global Team of Experts (GTE) for the development international transport corridors met on 17 March in Prague within the frame of the International Rail Freight Conference 2015

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The meeting focused on the best practices of corridor management in Europe (Rail Freight Corridor 1 – RFC1), whose successful experience could be applied to the international railway corridors in the European-Asian space. Railway experts and managers from China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, France, international organisations, freight forwarders and logistics operators discussed and presented concrete results on significant topics such as CIM/SMGS consignment note issues and potential, legal harmonisation, market obstacles and potential, bottlenecks in infrastructure and operations, and cooperation gaps between railways.

The group also discussed the results of the questionnaire on the issues of Euro-Asian Rail corridors, and reasoned on the possible international projects which could facilitate the railway business on global corridors and attract business to rails. The questionnaire is available at the following link: http://www.uic.org/spip.php?article3368. It will be updated following requests by UIC members and partner organisations. You are very welcome to take part in this survey.

For all matters related to the organisation of the meeting and the questionnaire, please do not hesitate to contact the International Railway Advisor for Russian and CIS affairs in the UIC Freight Department, Roman Rebets, at rebets@uic.org.

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