Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt. is the member of various Hungarian and international professional organisations and associations. After joining the international railway organisations in 2006, the first year of its operation as an independent company, Rail Cargo Hungaria undertook an active role in the work of the different field groups and projects of the organisations in 2007. Beyond railway-specific issues related to the transport of goods, the company also placed emphasis on the subject area of unified, electronic information exchange.
The association works for public use in the field of environmental and transport safety protection, disaster prevention and research. The association was founded in 2004, its members also include dangerous goods transport companies. Rail Cargo Hungaria joined BTE in 2007.
The professional business association representing the interests of rail industry companies licenced for activity in the Hungarian railway sector, with Rail Cargo Hungaria one of its five founding members.
The organization – which operated as Hungarian Logistics Cluster until 2011 – was founded by 11 Hungarian logistics service providers and their clients for the promotion of Hungary as a centre of Central-European logistics activity. Rail Cargo Hungaria was among the founders of the cluster.
The non-profit organization was formed for the representation of the interests of logistics service provider centres in the national network and the harmonization of their development. As an intermediary of mutual interests, the organization was founded with the aim of strengthening the position of logistics centres in accordance with the national transport policy directives, in primary view of environmentally friendly systems of the transport of good. The MLSZKSZ was founded by ten companies of the national logistics service provider centres in 2002. Rail Cargo Hungaria joined the association in 2006.
The organization is a legal successor of the Hungarian Alliance of Customs Agencies and Customs Participators. The organization has a history of two decades, and enforces strict professional governing principles on its more than 100 members. Rail Cargo Hungaria has been a member of the organization since 2006.
CER (Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies)
The organization – which is based in Brussels – has been founded in 1973. It currently has about 80 members, with Rail Cargo Hungaria being one since its joining the organization on 1st January 2007.
Mission: The primary mission of CER is the development of the railway sector, since it regards railway transport as the basis of an effective and environmentally friendly transport system in Europe. The organization endeavours for the development of a balanced division of labour amongst the different modes of transport, and thus strives for the diversion of traffic to railroads. The organization provides the representation of interests of its member railway undertakings in dialog with the institutions of the European Union, and takes initiative as a participant in the process of European legislation. The organization devotes its interest representative capacity for the obtainment of EU-funds necessary for the railway sector, and also takes on the tasks related to the creation of a uniformed European railway transport system.
Working language: English
CIT (International Rail Transport Committee)
The committee is seated in Bern, was founded in 1902, and its current membership nears 130; Rail Cargo Hungaria is a member since 2006.
Mission: The mission of CIT is to further the implementation of the Intergovernmental Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF - Convention relative aux transports internationaux ferroviaires), and the revision of the Convention. In relation to the above, the organization works to unify the bilateral and international relations among the parties taking part in the railway transport of goods process via the development of standards. The committee has been taking effective steps throughout the years in the harmonization of the former Western and Eastern blocs' transport laws (CIM, and SMGS).
Working languages: French, German, English
FTE (Forum Train Europe)
The integrated platform organization based in Bern was founded in 1997, although international rail schedule conferences among undertakings with railway transport interests had been held since the late 1800s. The organization has about 100 members, Rail Cargo Hungaria has been continuously involved in its work since it became an independent company in 2006.
Mission: FTE is a neutral platform of international train schedule planning and harmonization, enabling a consensus-based division of capacity demand of cross-border passenger and goods transport. FTE promotes the elimination of national traffic restrictions.
Working languages: German, French, English
OSJD (Organisation for the Cooperation of Railways)
The organization seated in Warsaw was founded in 1956 with 25 full members, Hungary among them. Rail Cargo Hungaria takes part in the work of the organization as an associated company.
Mission: The main mission of OSJD is the development of railway connection between Europe and Asia. To promote this, the organization takes the initiative in the development of transcontinental transport corridors, provides a framework for the harmonization of forwarding regulations (SMGS, and CIM), endeavours for the facilitation of border-crossing via the harmonization of administrative, technical and legal stipulations, as well as the development of transport policy concepts.
Working languages: Russian, Chinese
UIC (International Union of Railways)
The International Union of Railways was founded in 1922 and is based in Paris. The UIC has developed into a global organization, with about 200 members in five continents. Rail Cargo Hungaria joined its membership ranks in 2006.
Mission: The aim of the founders of UIC was the development of a standardized set of requirements for the facilitation of railway traffic, and the organization has intensively participated ever since for the establishment of rail transport without borders. The organization has taken on the primary role of developing the technical and operational requirements for unhindered rail transport, within the framework of which it presently lays special emphasis on interoperability and the harmonization of information systems.
Working languages: French, German, English