UN launches e-CMR standards

The United Nations launched new technical standards to support the creation and exchange of electronic consignment notes on 4 April. Currently, transport operators often have to use different e-CMR services with varying standards but the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has worked with the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business to develop the standards, which will enable seamless data sharing. [+]

Turkey joins the e-CMR club

Turkey is now using digital consignment notes, following its accession to the e-CMR protocol. It follows last year’s pilot of digital TIR operations between Turkey and Iran which, says the International Road Transport Union (IRU) marks a significant step forward for the wider global adoption of digital transport and logistics systems ... [+]

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