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FTA to be eCMR outlet

[ May 7, 2020   //   ]

Electronic standards organisation TransFollow has selected the Freight Transport Association as a UK distributor of eCMR, the electronic version of consignment notes. FTA manager of international trade and transport procedures John Lucy, described it as is “an important step forward in the digital evolution of transportation”. He added: “Given the scale of EU cross-border operations, continuing to produce consignment notes on paper is, in the view of FTA, unsustainable; 200,000 trees are cut down each year to produce the paper required.”