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Intermodal transport group puts digitalisation first

1 Mar 2018

With the European Commission’s “Year of Multimodality” in focus, the IRU Group of Experts on Intermodal Transport and Logistics (GETIL) met in Brussels this week to consider specific solutions to facilitate multimodality and interoperability via innovative digital platforms. 

Digitalisation was underlined as a key driver, while members also acknowledged the need for broader dialogue with other modes – in particular rail. The Group discussed intermodal TIR and digital TIR tools, together with e-CMR’s potential for broad interoperability. Interactive knowledge sharing sessions highlighted best practice and current industry developments. 

GETIL Members reiterated their support for the IRU position on the EC Combined Transport Directive and elected board members for the next term of office. The Group reappointed Antoanéta Ivanova from the IRU Bulgarian member association, AEBTRI, as president and Daniel Torres from the German member association, BGL e.V., was reappointed vice president.