05.05.2021Recommendation on the scope of application of the additional wording in appendix 11 point 8.1 on warning signs.
01.03.2021Recommendation for Transitional Provisions regarding the markings TEN-RIV, holding force and Warning signs for high-voltage.
08.01.2021Download the latest Newsletter from the Joint Committee on the GCU Broker:
2021 - Moving forward with the GCU Broker
08.11.2020In accordance with Annexe 8 of the GCU, the following signatories were excluded from GCU on November 1, 2020 due the fact they have not been paying their contribution since 2017.OT Rail Sp. z.o.o.
Trainservices B.V.
Delta Rail Wagon GmbH
CC-Logistik GmbH & Co. KG
Henkel AG & CO. KGaA
Hamburger Waggonvermietung GmbH
Railservice Alexander Neubauer
Rail Time Logistics GmbH
Greenmodal Transport
Cementa AB
Most likely we don’t have to correct contact information of the GCU responsible anymore as multiple warnings.
02.11.2020 Floris Foqué is appointed as GCU Trustee for a period of 3 years as from 1 January 2021.
Thierry Berra and Emmanuel Jamar de Bolsée are appointed as GCU Auditors for a period of 3 years as from 1 January 2021.
01.10.2020Amendments A2020-02, A2020-03, A2020-04, A2020-06, A2020-07, A2020-08, A2020-11, A2020-12, A2020-13, A2020-14, A2020-15, A2020-17, A2020-19, A2020-21, A2020-22, A2020-23 and A2020-24 are adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2021.
The amendments A2020-01, A2020-05, A2020-09, A2020-10, A2020-16, A2020-18 and A2020-20 are adopted with majority of vote and will enter into force on April 1st 2021.
29.09.2020The mandates of the current GCU Trustee and the current GCU Auditors will expire on 31 December 2020. In accordance with the terms of Appendix 8 of the GCU the GCU Joint Committee has to make nomination proposals to the signatories.
1.With regard to the GCU Trustee the Joint Committee proposes a renewal of the mandate of Mr. Floris Foqué as GCU Trustee.

2.With regard to the GCU Auditors, the Joint Committee proposes a renewal of the mandates of Mr. Thierry Berra, Finance Director UIC, Paris, France and Mr. Emmanuel Jamar de Bolsee, Managing Director at VTG Finance SA.

In accordance with the terms of Appendix 8 of the GCU all candidates named above are to be elected for a three year term, starting 1 January 2021 and either of these nominations will become definitive unless they are opposed by more than half the signatories within one month.
15.04.2020In accordance with Annexe 8 of the GCU, the following signatories were excluded from GCU on April 15 2020 due the fact they have not been paying their contribution since 2017.

Arcelor Atlantique et Lorraine
COLAS RAIL Ltd
CTL Express Sp. z o.o.
CTL Kargo Sp.zo.o.
Autolink Logistics AB
HOLCIM
Kopalnie i Zaklady Chemiczne Siarki SIARKOPOL S.A.
Svensk Banproduktion
VITKOVICE STEEL, a.s.

Most likely we don’t have to correct contact information of the GCU responsible anymore as multiple warnings have been sent via email and registered letter.
16.02.2020Requesting Technical Wagon Data with the GCU Broker.

Please find hereby the Letter from the Joint Committee
06.10.2019 Amendments A2019-01, A2019-02, A2019-03, A2019-04, A2019-05, A2019-06, A2019-07, A2019-08, A2019-09, A2019-10, A2019-11, A2019-12, A2019-13, A2019-14, A2019-15,
A2019-16, A2019-17, A2019-18 and A2019-20 are adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2020.Amendment proposal A2019-19 is adopted with majority of vote and will enter into force on April 1st 2020.
28.06.2019We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2019-01, A2019-02, A2019-03, A2019-04, A2019-05, A2019-06, A2019-07, A2019-08, A2019-09, A2019-10, A2019-11, A2019-12, A2019-13, A2019-14, A2019-15, A2019-16, A2019-17, A2019-18, A2019-19 and A2019-20. Please check the website for more details.
You can express your disapproval separately for each amendment proposal during the 3-month voting period, which will end on September 30th 2019.
19.06.2019Sending Wagon Performance Data with the GCU Broker – new functionality launched on June 3th.
Please find hereby the Letter from the Joint Committee
30.03.2019Sending Wagon Damage Report with the GCU Broker – new functionality launched on April 1st
Please find hereby the Letter from the Joint Committee
20.02.2019Information on the GCU Broker Tool
About 4 weeks ago, we have launched the new GCU Broker tool and we would like to share with you the first take-aways:

1. You will have received a mail with a link to reset your password. This link is only valid for 30 days (until Feb. 21st) after which you will have to request a new password via the login page. In case you
have not yet logged in, please do so quickly. Login name is your email address as in the old GCU database.
2. During the migration process we encountered some unexpected technical issues. As a result, some contact details or user information might not be migrated completely. In the (unlikely) case mandatory
information (indicated with a ‘-m’) would be missing, the company might become inactive. We have corrected most of it manually by now, but please double-check if your company information is complete and
correct.
3. In the GCU Broker, there is a separate section to specify the invoicing credentials for the annual invoice of the GCU membership fees. The migrated information should also be double-checked and corrected
before the end of February to ensure we issue the correct invoice for 2019.
4. Keepers wanting to be notified by email when keepership of wagons changes, need to manually add the notification email address in the GCU Broker (menu item Signatory -> Communication -> Type
“Notification Change Keepership”).
5. When you update your wagons (add or delete), the changes will only become effective the following day. You can check if your update is successful by observing the change in the ‘valid to’ date field.
6. During the migration, the calculation tool for the residual lifetime value had to be taken offline due to technical reasons. It is planned to be back online by mid-2019. In the meanwhile, you can download
and use the excel version of the calculation tool on the website as from next week.
10.01.2019Launch of the Message Broker on Jan. 14th
In the last months, we have been working on the digital exchange of information within the General Contract of Use (GCU). The first phase of implementation of the new GCU information platform is finished and
it will go live on 14th of January. Below you can find important information on the new Message Broker Tool for download:

01.10.2018Amendments A2018-01, A2018-02, A2018-03, A2018-04, A2018-05, A2018-06, A2018-07, A2018-08, A2018-09, A2018-10, A2018-11, A2018-12, A2018-13, A2018-14, A2018-15, A2018-17, A2018-18, A2018-19, A2018-20,
A2018-21 and A2018-22 are adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2019.Amendment proposal A2018-16 did not obtain the necessary majority quorum as determined in Appendix 8 and will therefore not enter into force.
01.09.2018In accordance with Annexe 8 of the GCU, the following signatories were excluded from GCU on Sept 1st 2018 due the fact they have not been paying their contribution since 2015.
Traingroup BV
Transferoviar Grup SA
Balfour Beatty GmbH
TREIBACHER SCHLEIFMITTEL Ltd
LTH Railservice GmbH
TRASFEIMER Spa
RAILMAR AGENCY LTD, s.r.o.
Sistemi Territoriali S.p.A

Most likely we don’t have to correct contact information of the GCU responsible anymore as multiple warnings have been sent via email and letter.
10.08.2018 We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2018-23. Please check the website for more details.
You can express your disapproval during the 3-month voting period, which will end on November 10th 2018.
30.06.2018We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2018-01, A2018-02, A2018-03, A2018-04, A2018-05, A2018-06, A2018-07, A2018-08, A2018-09, A2018-10, A2018-11, A2018-12, A2018-13,
A2018-14, A2018-15, A2018-16, A2018-17, A2018-18, A2018-19, A2018-20, A2018-21 and A2018-22. Please check the website for more details.
You can express your disapproval separately for each amendment proposal during the 3-month voting period, which will end on September 30th 2018.
01.01.2018Floris Foqué is appointed as GCU Trustee for a period of 3 years as from 1 January 2018.
Thierry Berra and Emmanuel Jamar de Bolsée are appointed as GCU Auditors for a period of 3 years as from 1 January 2018.
10.12.2017An updated version of the contract (as of 1st January 2018) has been published on the website.
04.11.2017The mandates of the current GCU Trustee and the current GCU Auditors will expire on 31 December 2017. In accordance with the terms of Appendix 8 of the GCU the GCU Joint Committee has to make nomination proposals
to the signatories.1.With regard to the GCU Trustee the Joint Committee proposes a renewal of the mandate of Mr. Floris Foqué as GCU Trustee.2.With regard to the GCU Auditors, the Joint Committee proposes a renewal of the mandates of Mr. Thierry Berra, Finance Director UIC, Paris, France and Mr. Emmanuel Jamar de Bolsee, Managing Director at VTG
Finance SA.In accordance with the terms of Appendix 8 of the GCU all candidates named above are to be elected for a three year term, starting 1 January 2018 and either of these nominations will become definitive unless they
are opposed by more than half the signatories within one month.
22.10.2017In accordance with Annexe 8 of the GCU, the following signatories were excluded from GCU on Oct 1st 2016 due the fact they have not been paying their contribution since 2013.
Euromaint Rail
Fagioli SpA
Ferovergne
Scandinavian MotorTransport
Smart Corporation

Most likely we don’t have to correct contact information of the GCU responsible anymore as multiple warnings have been sent via email and letter.
03.10.2017Amendments A2017-01, A2017-02, A2017-03, A2017-04, A2017-05, A2017-06, A2017-07, A2017-08, A2017-09, A2017-10, A2017-11, A2017-12, A2017-13, A2017-14, A2017-15, A2017-16, A2017-17, A2017-18, A2017-19, A2017-20,
A2017-21 and A2017-22 are adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2018.
30.06.2017We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2017-01, A2017-02, A2017-03, A2017-04, A2017-05, A2017-06, A2017-07, A2017-08, A2017-09, A2017-10, A2017-11, A2017-12, A2017-13,
A2017-14, A2017-15, A2017-16, A2017-17, A2017-18, A2017-19, A2017-20, A2017-21 and A2017-22. Please check the website for more details.
You can express your disapproval separately for each amendment proposal during the 3-month voting period, which will end on September 30th 2017.
17.12.2016An updated version of the contract (as of 1st January 2017) has been published on the website.
01.11.2016In accordance with Annexe 8 of the GCU, the following signatories were excluded from GCU on Oct 1st 2016 due the fact they have not been paying their contribution since 2013.
CC-Logistik GmbH & Co. KG
Delta Rail Wagon GmbH
Hamburger Waggonvermietung GmbH
P.W. Inter-Komtrans
Parenz Engineering
Rail Time Logistics GmbH
Railservice Alexander Neubauer
Rolmafer Roland Richner

Most likely we don’t have to correct contact information of the GCU responsible anymore as multiple warnings have been sent via email and letter.
07.10.2016 Amendments A2016-02, A2016-04, A2016-05, A2016-06, A2016-09, A2016-10, A2016-11, A2016-12, A2016-13, A2016-14, A2016-15, A2016-16 and A2016-17 are adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st
2017.
The amendments A2016-01, A2016-03, A2016-07 and A2016-08 are adopted with majority of vote and will enter into force on April 1st 2017.
30.06.2016We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2016-01, A2016-02, A2016-03, A2016-04, A2016-05, A2016-06, A2016-07, A2016-08, A2016-09, A2016-10, A2016-11, A2016-12, A2016-13,
A2016-14, A2016-15, A2016-16 and A2016-17. Please check the website for more details.
You can express your disapproval separately for each amendment proposal during the 3-month voting period, which will end on September 30th 2016.
08.12.2015An updated version of the contract (as of 1st January 2016) has been published on the website http://www.gcubureau.org/contract2016
07.10.2015Amendments A2015-02, A2015-03, A2015-04, A2015-05, A2015-06, A2015-07, A2015-08, A2015-09, A2015-11, A2015-12, A2015-13 and A2015-14 are adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2016.
Amendments A2015-01 and A2015-10 are adopted with majority and will enter into force on April 1st 2016.
30.06.2015We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2015-01, A2015-02, A2015-03, A2015-04, A2015-05, A2015-06, A2015-07, A2015-08, A2015-09, A2015-10, A2015-11, A2015-12,
A2015-13 and A2015-14. Please check the website for more details.You can express your disapproval separately for each amendment proposal during the 3-month voting period, which will end on September 30th 2015.
1.04.2015In accordance with Annexe 8 of the GCU, the following signatories are excluded from GCU as from April 1th 2015:
ABRF INDUSTRIES
BUTAN GAS SpA
ECORAIL SA “TRANSENGRAIS”
EDF TRADING LOGISTICS
Etablissements Durand
FERROVIE EMILIA ROMAGNA srl
Masped Vagon Kft.
NBE RAIL GmbH
Przedsiebiorstwo Robót Kolejowych i Inzynieryjnych
Rail Technology & Logistics GmbH
Volkswagen AG
09.03.2015In accordance with Annexe 8 of the GCU, the following signatories will be excluded from GCU on March 31th 2015 due the fact they have not been paying their contribution since 2012.
– BDZ Tovarni Prevozi EOOD (BDZ Cargo)
– ECORAIL SA “TRANSENGRAIS”
– EDF TRADING LOGISTICS
– LOKO TRANS Slovakia s.r.o.
– CTL Express Sp. z o.o.
– Arcelor Atlantique et Lorraine
– Przedsiebiorstwo Robót Kolejowych i Inzynieryjnych
– HOLCIM France
– Volkswagen AG
– Ostbayerische Verwertungs und Energieerzeugungs GmbH
– Masped Vagon Kft.
– Progress Trading, a.s.
– VICAT Direction Commerciale – Service Etudes
– Etablissements Durand
– LKAB
– NBE RAIL GmbH
– Rail Technology & Logistics GmbH
– BUTAN GAS SpA
– FERROVIE EMILIA ROMAGNA srl
– ABRF INDUSTRIES

Most likely we don’t have to correct contact information of the GCU responsible anymore as multiple warnings have been sent via email and letter.

In case you know the GCU responsible of the company, please ask them to contact the GCU office ASAP so we can settle the outstanding contribution invoices and avoid the exclusion.
21.12.2014An updated version of the contract (as of 1st January 2015) has been published on the website http://www.gcubureau.org/contract
A calculation/simulation sheet according to Appendix 5 is available on the website http://www.gcubureau.org/calculations
Floris Foqué is appointed as GCU Trustee for a period of 3 years as from 1 January 2015.
Thierry Berra and Emmanuel Jamar de Bolsée are appointed as GCU Auditors for a period of 3 years as from 1 January 2015.
11.10.2014Amendments A2014-01, A2014-02, A2014-03, A2014-04, A2014-05, A2014-06, A2014-07, A2014-08, A2014-09, A2014-11, A2014-12, A2014-13, A2014-14, A2014-15 are adopted unanimously and will enter into force on
January 1st 2015.Amendment proposal A2014-10 did not obtain the necessary majority quorum as determined in Appendix 8 and will therefore not enter into force.
01.10.2014The mandates of the current GCU Trustee and the current GCU Auditors will expire on 31 December 2014. In accordance with the terms of Appendix 8 of the GCU the GCU Joint Committee has to make nomination proposals
to the signatories.1.With regard to the GCU Trustee the Joint Committee proposes a renewal of the mandate of Mr. Floris Foqué as GCU Trustee.2.With regard to the GCU Auditors, the Joint Committee proposes the election of
a.Mr. Thierry Berra, Finance Director UIC, Paris, France (renewal of the current mandate)
b.Mr. Emmanuel Jamar de Bolsee, Directeur général of VTG France SAS, Paris France (new mandate, replacement for former GCU Auditor Philippe Boucheteil).In accordance with the terms of Appendix 8 of the GCU all candidates named above are to be elected for a three year term, starting 1 January 2015 and either of these nominations will become definitive unless they
are opposed by more than half the signatories within one month.
30.06.2014We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2014-01, A2014-02, A2014-03, A2014-04, A2014-05, A2014-06, A2014-07, A2014-08, A2014-09, A2014-10, A2014-11, A2014-12,
A2014-13, A2014-14, A2014-15. Please check the website for more details.You can express your disapproval separately for each amendment proposal during the 3-month voting period, which will end on September 30th 2014.
05.03.2014Amendments A2013-12 is adopted unanimously and will enter into force on June 5st 2014.
08.01.2014The Joint Committee has decided to nominate Mr Thierry Bera as new auditor. Mr Thierry Berra is replacing Mrs. E. Lim who is retiring.
03.12.2013We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2013-12. Please check the website for more details.
You can express your disapproval separately for each amendment proposal during the 3-month voting period, which will end on March 5th 2014.
15.10.2013Amendments A2013-11 is adopted unanimously and will enter into force on May 1st 2014.
26.09.2013Amendments A2013-02, A2013-03, A2013-04, A2013-05, A2013-06, A2013-07, A2013-08, A2013-09 and A2013-10 are adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2014.
15.07.2013We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2013-11. Please check the website for more details.
You can express your disapproval separately for each amendment proposal during the 3-month voting period, which will end on October 15th 2013.
26.06.2013We kindly ask you to evaluate the following new proposals of amendment to the GCU: A2013-02, A2013-03, A2013-04, A2013-05, A2013-06, A2013-07, A2013-08, A2013-09, A2013-10. Please check the website for more
details.You can express your disapproval separately for each amendment proposal during the 3-month voting period, which will end on September 26th 2013.
09.06.2013 Amendments A2013-1 is adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2014.
10.01.2013An updated version of the contract (as of 1st January 2013) is published on the website http://www.gcubureau.org/page/56/
10.11.2012Amendments A2012-8 is adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2013.
06.10.2012Amendments A2012-01.1, A2012-01.2, A2012-01.3, A2012-01.4, A2012-01.5, A2012-01.6, A2012-02, A2012-03, A2012-04, A2012-05 and A2012-06 are adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2013. The
amendment A2012-07 is adopted with majority of vote and will enter into force on April 1st 2013.
08.02.2012A new version of Appendix 9 is available for download on the CONTRACT page.
08.11.2011The Joint Committee has decided to

nominate Mr. Floris Foqué as new Trustee as from 1 January 2012 for a period of 3 years
renew the mandates of the auditors Mrs Marie Eve Lim and Mr Philippe Boucheteil for another 3 years, starting on 1 January 2012