UIRR, International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.5 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

17

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    UIRR, International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport   (UIRR)

    EU Transparency Register

    49307536642-11 First registered on 12 Sep 2011

    Goals / Remit

    The International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) represents European road-rail Combined Transport Operators, as well as Transhipment Terminal Managers, who organise this ecologically and economically sustainable system of freight transport.
    ---intermodal transport is the shipping of freight through the collaboration of two or more modes of transport in a single transport assignment when the cargo is carried in an intermodal loading unit [container, swap body or (craneable) semi-trailer] throughout the entire transport operation. Intermodal loading units enable quick, easy and cheap transhipment between the various modes of transport.

    UIRR was founded in 1970 by 7 Combined Transport (CT) Operators with a mission to assist the organisation of border-crossing road-rail traffic within Europe. The membership of UIRR exceeds 50 companies, who operate a network which spans the entire continent, and provides connections beyond Europe to destinations as far as China.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Revision of Directive 92/106 concerning Combined Transport

    - new Regulation on Railway Infrastructure Capacity Management

    - new CountEmissionEU Regulation

    - Revision of the Directive on Weights and Dimensions

    - the revision of the Land Transport Block Exemption Regulation (T-BER) and the State Aid Guidelines for railways

    - the Guidelines on Track Access Charging

    - the implementation of the Electronic Freight Transport Information (eFTI) Regulation, of the TEN-T Guidelines Regulation, the REPowerEU Regulation

    - TSIs developed by the European Union Agency for Railways and collaboration under its Intermodal Task Force

    - Upgrading of intermodal-related standards by CEN/CENELEC

    - Fundamental interest in every EU legislative initiative which impacts the functioning of freight transport

    Address

    Head Office
    Montoyerstraat 31
    Brussel B-1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Montoyerstraat 31
    Brussel B-1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%2
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Jun 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Remi PENET 13 Dec 2023 12 Dec 2024
    Eric FEYEN 12 Dec 2023 11 Dec 2024
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 30 Jun 2023 28 Jun 2024
    Ralf-Charley SCHULTZE 29 Jun 2023 28 Jun 2024
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 25 Jun 2022 24 Jun 2023
    Ralf-Charley SCHULTZE 25 Jun 2022 24 Jun 2023
    Ralf-Charley SCHULTZE 29 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2020
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 09 Oct 2019 09 Oct 2020
    Ralf-Charley SCHULTZE 02 Oct 2018 01 Oct 2019
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 02 Oct 2018 01 Oct 2019
    Ralf-Charley SCHULTZE 05 Oct 2017 23 Sep 2018
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 15 Sep 2017 15 Sep 2018
    Ralf-Charley SCHULTZE 07 Sep 2016 07 Sep 2017
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 22 Aug 2016 01 Sep 2017
    Ralf-Charley SCHULTZE 04 Sep 2015 02 Sep 2016
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 04 Sep 2015 23 Aug 2016
    Ralf-Charley SCHULTZE 08 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2015
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 08 Jul 2014 04 Jul 2015
    Mr Martin Burkhardt 24 Aug 2013 02 Jul 2014
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 24 Aug 2013 08 Jul 2014
    Mr Rudy COLLE 16 Nov 2011 12 Sep 2012
    Akos Balazs ERSEK 08 Dec 2011 01 Nov 2012

    Complementary Information

    Activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register do not exclusively constitute the scope of responsibilities of the aforementioned colleagues.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    UIRR is formally not a member of any legal organisation or body.
    There is regular collaboration between UIRR and peer organisations (in alphabetical order) such as

    Allianz Pro Schiene
    Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE)
    Combinet (Austria)
    Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
    European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistic and Customs Services (CLECAT)
    European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)
    European Barge Union (EBU)
    European Shipowners Association (ECSA)
    European Federation of Inland ports (EFIP)
    European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM)
    European Logistics Platform (ELP)
    European Rail Freight Association (ERFA)
    European Rail Research Council (ERRAC)
    European Shippers Council (ESC)
    European Seaports Organisation (ESPO)
    Federation of European Private Port Operators and Terminals (Feport)
    GNTC (France)
    Groupement Fer (Switzerland)
    IBS (Germany)
    Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)
    International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
    International Road Union (IRU)
    International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD)
    International Union of Railways (UIC)
    Hungarian Logistics Clusters' Association (MLSZKSZ)
    Hungarian Railway Association (HUNGRAIL)
    LIMOWA (Finland)
    Promotion of the Axis of goods Ferroviaire Rhine-Rhone western Mediterranean (FERRMED)
    Rail Forum Europe (RFE)
    RailGood (The Netherlands)
    SGKV (Germany)
    Transport and Environment (T&E)
    UOTC (Spain)
    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant various EU R&D grant programmes 510,592€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    UIRR participates in R&D projects funded from different EU programmes (i.e. H2020, CEF Transport), which aim at developing and/or implementing a particular solution for intermodal transport. These do not cover operating expenses of the association.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Implementation of Directive 2012/34/EU report#E03441/4#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=104433 #MEMBER #C#IndustryConsultation of stakeholders by rail Infrastructure Managers#E03441/3#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=104434 #MEMBER #C#IndustryCommission expert group on the technical pillar of the 4th Railway Package#E03430#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3430 #MEMBER #C#ProfessionalsCo-ordinating group for statistics on transport#E01509#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=1509 #OBSERVER #C#Industry#ProfessionalsSingle European Railway Area Forum#E03441#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3441 #MEMBER #C#IndustryDigital Transport and Logistics Forum#E03280#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3280 #MEMBER #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment,Trade unions,Green new deal,Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development
    - Rail Forum Europe

    - European Logistics Platform

    - I AM Connectivity Alliance

    Communication activities

    - Position papers and press releases: http://www.uirr.com/en/media-centre/press-releases-and-position-papers/2017.html

    - Newsletters: http://www.uirr.com/en/media-centre/newsletters/2017.html

    - UIRR Report and statistics: http://www.uirr.com/en/media-centre/annual-reports/annual-reports.html

    - UIRR General Assembly - UIRR CEOs' consultation with DG MOVE, DG CLIMA, DG ENERGY and DG INDUSTRY

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    17 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 03 Oct 2023 Location online
      Subject Greening Freight Transport Package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Elzbieta Lukaniuk (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Jul 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Combined transport
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Mar 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Green freight package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Elzbieta Lukaniuk (Cabinet member)
      • Walter Goetz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 May 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Keynote on Zero-Carbon Combined Transport
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 31 Jan 2022 Location virtual
      Subject Rail freight
      DG Mobility and Transport
      Attending
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 02 Dec 2021 Location virtual
      Subject Intermodal transport
      DG Mobility and Transport
      Attending
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Apr 2021 Location video call
      Subject Combined transport in the European Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Mar 2021 Location Conference call
      Subject Meeting to discuss the latest developments of the EYR, the SSMS and the TEN-T guidelines
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Elzbieta Lukaniuk (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Sep 2020 Location Online meeting
      Subject Meeting to discuss the intermodal developments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Elzbieta Lukaniuk (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Sep 2020 Location Online event
      Subject Presentation meeting on rail policy developments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Elzbieta Lukaniuk (Cabinet member)
      • Adina-Ioana Vălean (Commissioner)
    • Date 19 May 2020 Location virtual
      Subject future of intermodal transport
      DG Mobility and Transport
      Attending
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 05 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Transport and green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Pablo Fabregas Martinez (Cabinet member)
      • Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu (Cabinet member)
      • Elzbieta Lukaniuk (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Combined Transport in the Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Nov 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Combined transport
      DG Mobility and Transport
      Attending
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 28 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory meeting with Mr Ralf-Charley SCHULTZE, President of UIRR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Jocelyn Fajardo (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Feb 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject REFIT, Combined Transport Directive
      DG Mobility and Transport
      Attending
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 24 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Meeting with UIRR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Violeta Bulc (Commissioner)
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