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CIT INFO BECOMES CIT NEWS
You are reading the inaugural issue of CIT News. Yes, we have moved with the times!
CIT News will be an all-digital, user-friendlier newsletter, catering in particular to the increasing number who read articles on their smartphones. Since CIT News is produced in-house, we have been able to streamline processes and reduce costs. Our readers will be able to keep abreast of developments even faster in future, since we plan to increase the number of issues we release annually as needed. As with all modernisations, this has meant relinquishing some old habits, in this instance no longer publishing the newsletter in three languages (English, French and German) and instead moving to English-only. This is for cost reasons, helping us support our members financially through the pandemic.
I hope all our readers remain in good health meanwhile and that you enjoy reading CIT News!
Rail transport law and policy
Cooperation between railways from the standpoint of competition law
Do competition law and transport law exist in a state of tension? In this issue, guest writer Prof. Dr. Rainer Freise explores the relationship between competition law and transport law, and concludes that the two bodies of law can happily coexist but that a case-by-case approach must always be taken!
CIT/UIC Passenger Claims Department’s Conference
Claim handling from the legal point of view and digitalization in the railway sector affecting handling processes were some of the highlights of this year’s CIT/UIC Conference of Passenger Claims Departments, which was hold on 22 September 2021 as online meeting.
The first AJC workshop
CIV Committee prepares for 2022
During a shorter-than-usual session, the CIV Committee adopted the bulk of the proposals submitted
Good news: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars now running under the CIM/SMGS consignment note
The Baku – Tbilisi – Kars rail link (BTK) connects Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The 826-kilometre route opened to traffic in October 2017, having taken ten years to build. The BTK links the Azeri and Georgian rail networks with the Turkish rail system, enabling simpler, faster rail links between China, Central Asia and Europe.
Law and Practice
What rights of disposal in the event of circumstances preventing carriage?
Who has the right of disposal should circumstances prevent carriage in the CIM area, how far does this right extend? Is it lawful for the carrier to sell the goods? Can the goods be returned? In what cases can the carrier destroy the goods, and at whose cost?