UIC participated in the Global Team of Experts (GTE) in Budapest, Hungary on 15 November 2013, held during the 22nd Plenary Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT).
On behalf of UIC the meeting was attended by Miklos Kopp, Director of the Freight Department, and Roman Rebets, International Railway Advisor for Russian and CIS Affairs – Freight Department.
Many organisations also participated in this meeting, such as OSJD, RZD, CCTT, FIATA, DB, GEFCO, MAV, GYSEV, SNCF and CIT.
The meeting focused on the practical questions of increasing the competitiveness of railway routes, including IT standardisation, legal harmonisation in international border crossing procedures, developing minimal technical requirements for rail freight between Asia and Europe, market potential, and developing key elements of the work on the development of international transport corridors and interregional railway routes.
Members of the GTE group will define key elements of the work on the development of international transport corridors and prepare technical requirements for the analytical review of the international transport corridors which will help classify and develop the main multimodal transport routes.
The dates of the next GTE meeting will be set shortly.