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Call to accede to e-CMR protocol


The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has partnered with the International Road Transport Union (IRU) to disseminate a circular calling on all European countries to accede to the e-CMR protocol.

With the benefits of e-CMR clearly demonstrated by the recent border crossing between France and Spain, the publication communicates a strong message outlining the advantages of electronic logistics data transfer.

According to Transport en Logistiek Nederland (TLN) for example, savings on the administrative costs alone for the 40 million paper CMR consignment notes used each year in the Netherlands for cross-border road transport could reach up to EUR 180 million annually.

The ‘e-protocol’ is designed to ease international road freight and improve good governance transport by allowing the use of electronic consignment notes in international road transport.