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DK 13.07.18
Combined transport in Denmark - changes in the legislation effective since 1/07/2018
IRU has been informed that since 1 July 2018, the rules relating to combined transport operations have been changed in Denmark following a formal letter of notice from the Commission relating to the transposition of Directive 92/106/EEC into Danish Law. This Directive has now been fully transposed. Some of the features include:

- Only combined transport between Member States can be considered as combined transport in Danish Law. However, the origin or final destination of the goods can be a third country.

- Evidence of a combined transport operation can also be provided by other means than stamped documets.

- Emptyrunning in the framework of a combined transport operation is not considered combined transport. This means that a transport with an empty ISO-container, trailer or other unit to the loading place or from the unloading place will be regarded as a cabotage operation - if performed by a non-Danish haulier. However, if the empty unit is transported to or from the port/railroad terminal, it can be considered as a combined transport, provided that all other conditions of the combined transport directive are complied with.

The new order is available here (only in Danish). For further information, please contact Maria Feldberg at ITD (MFE@itd.dk).
RU 03.07.18
Restrictions on transit of goods from Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan via the territory of Russia.
This is to inform you that Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed his Order №380, that extends Presidential Order №1 from 01.01.2016 until January 1, 2019. As a reminder, the document imposes certain restrictions on transit of goods from the territory of Ukraine to the territory of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan via the territory of Russia.
GB 18.06.18
M20 Closure Junction 9 – 11
The M20 coast bound carriageway will be closed overnight between junctions 9—11 from   Tuesday 26 June to Saturday 30 June from 8pm—6am to undertake surfacing works.  All freight   traffic travelling to Dover and Eurotunnel on these dates are to use the  A2/M2 or follow the signed diversion route from junction 9 along the A28, A2 and A20. To ensure these diversion routes are being adhered to there will be CCTV camera’s strategic locations

The M20 London bound will be closed overnight between junctions 11 - 9 from Tuesday 3 July to Friday 6 July to undertake surfacing works. All freight traffic travelling from Dover on these dates are to use the A2/M2 or follow the signed diversion route from the      Thanington junction for the A28 to re-join the M20 at junction 9. To ensure these diversion routes are being adhered to there will be CCTV camera’s strategic locations.

London bound freight traffic from Eurotunnel will be diverted via the M20, A20, A2 and A28 to re-join the M20 at junction 9. To ensure these diversion routes are being adhered to there will be CCTV camera’s strategic locations.

Please plan accordingly and allow additional time to complete your journeys.

Source: Road Haulage Association Ltd

RU 14.06.18
FIFA World Cup


Members are kindly requested to take note of the list of officially approved routes for delegations, to be used during the World Football Championship, starting this week in the Russian Federation.

The list is available in Russian only. IRU is currently making efforts to find this list in English as well.

Update 14.06.2018

The Russian Ministry of Transport reported that most of the foreign coaches have installed Platon On Board Unit (OBU) necessary to enter the Russian cities hosting World Cup.

In figures, it's more than 1 100 foreign coaches from 15 countries (60% coming from Ukraine and Belarus, 10% - from Estonia and Abkhazia, 5% - from Lithuania and Moldova). Coaches are also coming from Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Finland.

The Russian MoT expects that Russian host cities will be visited by around 1 500 of foreign buses in total during the whole period of the World Cup.

Transport Directorate and Platon stand ready to quickly respond and provide assistance to foreign coaches.

Just to recall, buses and coaches can enter 11 Russian cities that host World Cup providing they are equipped with satellite navigation and they duly notified the Transport Directorate - 2018 (bus.transport2018.com) of the planned trips, including destination, dates and route. Foreign coaches are requested to install Platon OBUs.

More info in Russian at the MoT web-site:


Source: Transport Directorate of FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

RU 06.06.18
FIFA World Cup - Foreign Busesmust be registered in the Platon System to enter the hosting cities

In order to access the cities hosting the 2018 World Cup, all foreign bus carriers have to install the Platon State System (http://platon.ru/en/) on-board units. However, Russian operators have to be identified in the Government Automated Information System ERA-GLONASS.

Equipment will be made available to bus owners to access the 11 hosting cities if and when they pay a security deposit. Installation and connection will be free of charge. The collateral value of equipment will be returned to bus owners if and when they give their on-board unit back when leaving. It is noteworthy that no road tolls will be charged from buses under the Platon System.

The so-installed on-board units will contribute to the safety of both bus owners and passengers. The full details of vehicle routes will be transferred to ANO Transport Directorate 2018. Bus drivers may give an emergency signal to emergency response services by pushing one button on their on-board units. Satellite navigation equipment will provide the exact location and send data to the ERA-GLONASS System for rescue purposes (as needed). Each of the Platon on-board units shall be assigned to a specific vehicle and can not be used in any other bus.

In accordance with Clause 5 of Decree No. 202 “On the Peculiarities of Tightened Security Measures to Be Taken During the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in the Russian Federation” dated May 9, 2017, Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saint Petersburg, Sochi (from June 1, 2018 to July 17, 2018) and Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Saransk (from June 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018) may only be accessible to buses featuring satellite navigation equipment.

IMPORTANT: Both foreign and domestic operators will have to give notices specifying the details of scheduled trips, the location, time, and route for every bus through a dedicated web resource of ANO Transport Directorate 2018 at bus.transport2018.com.
Helpdesk on bus.transport2018.com: 8-800-511-30-18 (domestic calls) and +7-499-426-05-72 (international calls).