Freights during and after the state of emergency

07. May 2020

The freights between all the European countries have been functioning throughout the COVID-19 caused state of emergency and will continue functioning. However, it is important to communicate with the consignor/ consignee abroad to specify how they are currently working and if they have additional safety instructions due to the situation.

Documenting movement of the goods is still important to all the stakeholders – consignor, consignee, and carrier. There are possibilities to sign the CMR without direct contact. The most convenient way to do so is by using the extranet. Please download CMR from the extranet order, sign it and upload to extranet. Give one copy to the driver (place it to the trailer). If you do not have extranet access yet, then please call to your contact person in Arco Transport and we will arrange it for you. If using extranet is not possible for you for some reason, then please contact your freight forwarder, and we will send you the CMR for signing by e-mail.

The development of the electronic international waybill is currently in force, therefore using the electronic CMR may become a standard in the future.