International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today (8 July) in order to enhance their longstanding partnership.
Geneva-based FIATA represents the freight forwarding industry by advocating trade facilitation policies and promoting practices in the supply chain in support of freight forwarding associations and logistics companies.
At the same time, UIC focuses on promoting global rail transport in order to address the challenges of mobility and sustainable development, improve international cooperation between its members, and build a global railway system.
The MoU, which was signed during the UIC General Assembly, enables the two organisations to contribute to a more efficient transport system.
Additionally, it creates the framework for improving interoperability between transport modes and between countries, and contributing towards the creation of efficient, sustainable and intelligent logistic supply chains, according to a statement.
“Collaboration with key international organisations is crucial to the performance of today’s complex supply chains,” commented FIATA Senior Vice President, Ivan Petrov.
According to the announcement, the MoU also includes the engagement of all stakeholders in safety and security-related topics, digitalisation, sustainability, and Eurasian corridor developments.
Moreover, FIATA and UIC are committed to collaborating on the implementation of multimodal transport documentation, such as the FIATA Multimodal Transport Bill of Lading.
Source : Containwe News