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“The ILU-Code, a standardized identifier for intermodal loading units in Europe, is an important voluntary initiative supporting the competitiveness of Combined Transport. It is a very good example of paperless solution for stakeholders of these transport-chains.”

Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport


The control of the ILU-Code Owner-keys at the booking is a very important step to ensure the compliant use of valid Owner-keys, and this needs to be implemented as a systematic procedure.

Two web services have been implemented to enable the control of Owner-keys by CT operators, terminals and other stakeholders:

  • a web service enabling the control of the ILU-Code Owner-key: this service allows any operator to verify in real-time if an owner-key exists or not in the official ILU-Code Register. Two statutes have been created to this end: valid or non-valid.
  • a web service for the retrieval of the entire ILU-Code Register through an XML tool. The ILU-Code Register contains information such as owner-key or name of company.

A technical documentation has been prepared to facilitate the implementation of these services. This document is intended for IT experts only. For security reasons, these ILU-Code services are only accessible through the HTTPS protocol and require therefore an authentication key.

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For further information regarding these web services, please contact Mr. Eric Feyen (+32 2 548 78 95 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


ILU-Code, the European identifier of intermodal loading units

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