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Five countries to test e-CMRs

[ July 6, 2018   //   ]

The Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Romania and Serbia are to start testing electronic consignment notes (e-CMR) on cross-border transport as part of a European Commission (EC) funded project, reports the International Road Transport Union.

It forms part of the AEOLIX project (Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchange) – which includes e-CMR as one of its digital offerings.
The goal is to streamline logistics operations by developing a cloud-based IT platform for supply chain actors to exchange data and services.
Transport operators in the five countries will be able to input and store logistics information and exchange data in real time via a mobile phone or tablet.
Iraklis Stamos, leading IRU’s work on AEOLIX, said, “e-CMR is the first step towards fully digital transport operations with clear benefits for the transport industry: lower costs and greater transparency. e-CMR must become a standard practice to make logistics more efficient and the AEOLIX project is a key contributor to achieving this.”