Robert.Jervis_43227 Jan 06

UK ratifies eCMR protocol

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24th country to sign
The UK has ratified the e-CMR protocol, allowing national and international transports from and to the United Kingdom to be carried out with digital consignment notes. Signing the e-CMR protocol has been on the agenda in the UK for quite some time.

After a successful international pilot project with the e-CMR platform Transfollow, the West Yorkshire-based carrier Brian Yeardley Continental under the supervision of the UK ministry of transport and several associations, including the freight transport association, the ratification was only a question of time.

By agreeing to the protocol in December 2019, the UK allows the use of e-CMRs as a fully accepted alternative to paper consignment notes for national and international transports.

“With the ratification of the e-CMR protocol, the UK is the 24th country to sign, enlarging the area to use digital consignment notes, adding important players to the potential digital network. International companies can start digitising transports with yet another country straight away,” says Hans Lip, international sales manager at Transfollow