UIP 61st Management Report 2010

2010 was another challenging year for the rail industry in general and also for UIP and its members. The transport market as a whole, especially on rail, has not yet fully recovered from the economic crisis, although rail freight transport and wagon leasing business did pick up during 2010 compared to the previous year.  Amongst a number of fields where UIP has been very active in pursuing its members’ interests, there was the follow-up to the impact and consequences of the accident in Viareggio in 2009: By implementing the EVIC program for visual inspection of wheel sets during maintenance, where UIP played a major role, the sector organizations in the ERA Maintenance Task Force and the related Joint Sector Group (JSG) demonstrated their ability to establish harmonized rules for the common benefit of the rail freight sector


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