ECN in production between DBCDE and CDC

Frankfurt / Prague, 24th October 2017

The bilateral consignment notes data exchange between DB Cargo Deutschland and CD Cargo migrated to ORFEUS on 28th November 2016. Order management systems of both companies exchange CIM and CUV notes data via central ORFEUS broker using the ECN message format. In the first step, only the PCN flow was used, where data are sent in parallel to paper notes.

Moreover, since 24th October 2017, part of the traffic goes paperless using ORFEUS and the PCN flow. Electronic cosignment notes (more exactly CUV wagon notes) are used for transport of empty wagons  between Germany and Czechia. Except some smaller data quality issues, the rpoduction is satisfactory. This move enabled to skip paper printing and transport of paper CUV notes.

Both companies intend to extend this paperless production also for loaded transports, possibly next year, of course after settling of some pending issues.