A large number of national and European guidelines and standards are relevant for the legal background of combined transport.
Important guidelines and standards with direct reference to combined transport are listed and linked below.
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The Council Directive 92/106/EEC of 7 December 1992 on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between the Member States.
The Council Directive 96/53/EC of 25 July 1996 to determinate the maximum authorized dimensions for certain road vehicles in national and international traffic within the Community as well as the maximum authorized weights in international traffic.
Guideline (EU) 2015/719
Guideline (EU) 2015/719 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015 amending Council Guideline 96/53/EC laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorized dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorized weights in international traffic (Text with EEA relevance).
Fifty-third Ordinance on Exceptions to the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (53rd Exception Ordinance to the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations)
Provides a generally applicable system for marking, identification and presentation of information on cargo containers. Specifies an identification system with mandatory markings for visual interpretation and optional features for automatic identification and electronic data exchange, as well as a coding system for container size and type information. Replaces the second edition, which has been technically revised.
This procedural norm is used for the uniform marking of Intermodal Loading Units [Swap bodies (Part 2) and semi-trailers (Part 3)], which makes it possible to identify these Intermodal Loading Units unambiguously on the European rail network. Furthermore, the uniform coding (Part 1) and a uniform point of attachment accelerate this assignment.
DIN SPEC 91073
DIGIT - Standardization of data exchange for all actors in the intermodal chain to guarantee an efficient flow of information and sustainable digital communication.