IRU and the Hellenic Federation of Road Transports (OFAE) in Athens met with the Greek Ministry of Transport to begin active work towards accession to the e-CMR consignment note protocol and reviewed potential for its inclusion in their binding five-year Logistics Strategy Plan.
With a focus on how e-CMR might be used to fight cabotage, Greece expressed interest in taking part in a pilot project, possibly to include other Balkan countries.
Participants at the meeting included Nikolaos Mavraganis, the Deputy Minister of Transport, as well as representatives from the Greek cabinet, fiscal and enforcement authorities.
Greece’s support adds to the momentum for e-CMR, already building with accession to the protocol by France in October and most recently Estonia in November of this year. The launch of UNECE standardisation is another milestone, and the first pilot transports will take place early next year.