chapter  15
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Intermodal Documentation and Authorizations

It is a widely recognized fact that in transport operations, and especially in the case of operations that involve cross-border journeys; in other words, international transport journeys, it is essential to get the documentation absolutely right. Failure to do so can result in a whole range of problems that may arise in the way of delays to consignments, penalties being imposed, additional costs incurred, even loads being rejected at the point of delivery. In this context, the term ‘documentation’ can be taken to include a wide range of commercial documents (such as consignment notes) and legal authorizations (such as community authorizations), and road haulage bilateral-and multilateral-journey permits depending, of course, on the journey destination.