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Moving into a new legal regime for global rail freight

15 April 2019 | By

For several decades, there has been enormous potential in door-to-door rail freight transportation between Europe and Asia, but there is still a lot to be realised. Erik Evtimov, Deputy Secretary General of the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT), explores the challenges to overcome and how the creation of a new…


Evolution of the market and impact on international transport law

31 July 2018 | By

Liberalisation, digitalisation, multimodality, new business models – the railway landscape is changing; but international rail transport law currently lags behind these developments and the ever-greater gap between law and business reality is creating disruptive legal uncertainty. Cesare Brand, Secretary General of the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT), explains more.


The CIT: legal expertise for rail transport undertakings

23 March 2016 | By Cesare Brand, Secretary General, International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)

International rail transport can be tricky – at borders, everything suddenly comes to a standstill; tickets or consignment notes cause problems, rules for carriers concerning liability and damages don’t tally, and the interface between rail and ship or road is unclear. Having international law that governs railways is just not…