AlbrechtConsult researches on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV)

The eFTI Regulation of 15 July 2020 introduces EU-wide rules for the electronic transmission of mandatory freight transport information for the first time and aims to promote digitalisation in logistics. eFTI (“electronic Freight Transport Information”) means that the competent authorities must accept the information if it is provided electronically by shipping companies.

In the field of dangerous goods, the BMDV has already created the basis in recent years for the electronic exchange of transport data for dangerous goods by road, rail and inland waterways – also across borders. In previous projects on the digitisation of the dangerous goods transport document, AlbrechtConsult has acquired extensive expertise and maintained close contacts with the EU Commission, authorities (national as well as in an EU context) and international experts.

For this reason, it was obvious to assign the experts from AlbrechtConsult to the current project of the BMDV to harmonise the systems for the exchange of electronic transport documents.

Works started in July 2022

This time, the focus is primarily on the work on the upcoming EU delegated act, which will define the structure of electronic freight information. In this context, the task of AlbrechtConsult is to work on the design and further development of the rules for the transmission of the required information for dangerous goods by actively participating in the DTLF (Digital Transport and Logistics Forum) of the EU Commission.

In this context, the BMDV will be supported in the development and preparation of a mandate for the Working Group on Telematics in the implementation of the eFTI Regulation. The WG Telematics was mandated in 2007 by the UNECE RID/ADR/ADN Joint Meeting to investigate the potential of using IT and communication technologies in the context of the carriage of dangerous goods.

AlbrechtConsult is also involved in the Dangerous Goods Transport Information Association (DGTINA). In this technical working group, both carriers / their IT service providers, as well as providers of platforms for data exchange, are organised. DGTINA is preparing a work programme that considers the results of DTLF SG1, especially concerning technical and functional architecture options as well as suitable system-related building blocks. In this context, AlbrechtConsult also pursues the maintenance of the dangerous goods data model.

In preparation for the implementation of the eFTI Regulation, the first EU member states are being supported through funding measures in the pilot implementation. The network built up by AlbrechtConsult in recent years will be used to compose an international consortium to submit a project proposal within the framework of the CEF 2 programme.

This project will further enhance AlbrechtConsult’s comprehensive expertise in this very complex area of digitalisation of international logistics and strengthen the productive cooperation with (EU) authorities, experts and committees.