Intermodal Transport

The Working Party on Intermodal Transport and Logistics (WP.24 and its predecessors) has, since 1951, provided a forum for exchange of technical, legal and policy information, as well as best practices, in combined and intermodal transport at the Pan-European level.

This work prepares the ground for policy advice and for the negotiation and administration of multilateral legal instruments.

The objective is to promote combined and intermodal transport in the 56 UNECE member countries and to ensure the maximum utilization of equipment, infrastructure and terminals used for such transport.



28 August 2015
UNECE has today published on its website the Arabic, Chinese and Russian translations of the Code of Practice on the Packing of Containers (the CTU Code). These join the English, French and Spanish versions already available on the CTU Code homepage.

16 January 2015
The 57th session of WP.24 was held on 10-11 November 2014. The agenda, report, and working documents for the session are now available.

16 June 2014
The WP.24 workshop on the role of freight forwarders and logistics in intermodal transport chains was held in Brussels, Belgium on 12-13 June. More details here.

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Terminology on Combined Transport

This publication lists the principal terms used in combined transport or related to it. All the definitions referring specifically to the geographical framework of Europe may be applied to other regions of the world. They are intended for the work of the three intergovernmental organizations who have created this compilation: the- European Union (EU), the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) and the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE).