Electronic freight transport information (eFTI) developments

Joint position paper on “Achieving an interoperable electronic freight information exchange system in Europe” was supported by Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania. This paper calls upon all stakeholders to work together towards eFTI compatible electronic means for data exchange and, thus, promote road-specific electronic solutions.

With the involvement of the rail sector representatives – Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Managers (CER), International Rail Transport Commitee (CIT), and International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR), it is important to pay a specific attention to the upcoming discussion in the European Commission Expert Group on eFTI Delegated Acts in order to ensure eFTI compatible solutions – electronic consignment note / telematics applications for Freight services (TAF).

Being members of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum, rail representatives – CER, CIT, and UIRR – have been working under the ToR of the Telematics Joint Sector Group and are committing to represent the overall rail sector in the field of telematics. The European Commission invited them to apply for a joint representation of the rail sector in the eFTI Delegated Acts Expert Group.