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International Union of Railways

Syllabus of the Subject - International Union of Railways (UIC)

  1. Introduction to the International Union of Railways (UIC)
  2. Mission and objectives of the International Union of Railways
  3. Main areas of activity of the International Union of Railways (UIC)
  4. Railway Freight
    1. Combined Transport (Rail-Road, Rail-Maritime, Rail-Waterway, Rail-Air)
    2. Transnational railway corridors
      1. Eurasian rail corridors
  5. Transport of dangerous goods (TDG)
    1. Inspections of dangerous goods consignments
  6. Freight forwarders

Subject: Combined Transport in Europe

  1. Rail/Road combined transport in Europe
  2. General framework and key elements of the Combined Transport in Europe
  3. The European rail/road combined transport market
  4. Analysis of the Combined Transport in Europe

Subject: Eurasian Rail Corridors

  1. Introduction to the Eurasian rail cargo transport
  2. Trade volume distribution between the Northern and Southern routes

Subject: A new lease of life for the African Rail (Destination 2040)

  1. Introduction to the Railway network in Africa
  2. Modernisation, development and Interconnectivity of the railways in Africa
  3. Developing seamless multimodality

Sample - International Union of Railways (UIC):
International Union of Railways (UIC), Rail-Waterway. Eurasian rail corridors. Combined Transport Rail-Road, Maritime





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International Rail Transport Law. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM)

Description - International Union of Railways (UIC)

The International Union of Railways (UIC) represents globally the rail transport sector. One of its main functions is to promote the development of the Rail Transport.

In addition, the International Union of Railways (UIC) harmonizes and improves the conditions of the railway lines as well as the railway operations.

The International Railway Union also promotes the interoperability between the rail systems (concept of International Railway Solution)

The International Union of Railways (UIC) works in the following areas: passengers, cargo, rail system (including infrastructure), wagons, railway operations...

Despite the economic uncertainty, the railway worldwide situation is improving, increasing the market shares in China, India, Australia, South Africa and the United States by 40%.

In the United States and Russia, the total amount of the goods transported by rail is already above the levels prior to the global crisis.

The development of the Euro-Asian Euro-Asian transport corridors (Trans-Siberian routes, the new Silk Road - Eurasian Land Transport Initiative) is vital for the International Railways Union. They can even be an alternative to the maritime or road transport.

The International Union of Railways (UIC) was created in 1922, its headquarters are in Paris (France).

The Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) is associated with the International Union of Railways (UIC).

The BIC Code (International Identification Codes of Container Owners) is accepted by the International Union of Railways (UIC)
  1. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  2. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)

Containers and international transport. Customs Convention on Containers. BIC Code. Intermodal Transport

Road-Rail Combined Transport, Intermodal loading units. Swap body



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