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Road-Rail Combined Transport

Syllabus of the Subject - International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR)

  1. Introduction to the International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR)
  2. Combined Transport: advantages and main players
  3. Road-rail Combined Transport Loading Units: Swap body, Container, Cranable semi-trailer
  4. Accompanied and Unaccompanied Combined Transport
  5. Identification of the European Intermodal Loading Units (ILU Code)
  6. Road-railway System (piggyback, Lohr UIC wagons)

Example of the Subject - Road-Rail Combined Transport:
Road-Rail Combined Transport, Course

The Subject “International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR)” belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Multimodal Transport, Rail transport, Road Transport, Transport in Africa
  2. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
  3. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office
  4. Doctorates: Global Logistics, World Trade

Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses)

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Transporte Combinado Ferrocarril-Carretera Study, Master in International Business in French Transport combiné rail-route Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Combined Transport ferroviário-rodoviário

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Description of the Subject - International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR)

Created in 1970, the International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) is the association of the Combined Transport sector in Europe.

The headquarters of the International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) is located in Brussels. Its members are the logistics operators and the combined transport terminals.

Definition of the Combined Transport in Europe (Economic Commission for Europe UNECE, European Union):

“It is understood by Combined Transport in Europe the intermodal transport in which most of the trip, in Europe, is done by rail, inland waterways or by sea, and any initial and / or final stretch made by road is the shortest possible”

Advantages of Road-Rail Combined Transport.

  1. Reduction of infrastructure and external costs
  2. The Road-Rail Combined Transport combines the flexibility (road transport) and cost advantage (rail transport)

Multimodal transport, combined (Course Master)

Loading units

The Road-Rail Combined Transport requires an adapted equipment, since they are intermodal units that can be sent using the different modes of transport and that are specially equipped for the vertical loading in special wagons.

All the cargo units used in the combined transport must be coded by means of a yellow plate that provides the information about their dimensions.

The International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) is the administrator of the ILU code (Identification of intermodal loading units).

In unaccompanied combined transport, the goods travel in swap bodies, standardized containers or semi-trailers.

In accompanying combined transport (Rolling Road), the whole road transport vehicle is involved, including the traction cabin.

Training program recommended for the students from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, the United Kingdom...

New Silk Road

  1. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
  2. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  3. China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
  4. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  5. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
  6. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
  7. Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor
  8. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor
  9. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  10. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
  11. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  12. Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
  13. Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)
  14. East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)
  15. Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor (KTAI -ECO)
  16. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors

  1. Atlantic Transport Corridor
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor
  3. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor
  4. North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  5. Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  6. Eastern Europe-Eastern Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  7. Scandinavian-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  8. Rhine-Alpine Transport Corridor
  9. Rhine-Danube Transport Corridor
  10. Strasbourg-Danube Transport Corridor
  11. Pan-European Corridor II
  12. Pan-European Corridor IX

Related subjects:

  1. International Rail Transport Law
  2. International Union of Railways (UIC)
  3. Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF). COTIF Convention
  4. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  5. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  6. International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  7. TIR Convention
  8. CMR Convention


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