17-dec-2016 An updated version of the contract (as of 1st January 2017) has been published on the website.
1-nov-2016

In 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.

7-oct-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-jun-2016 We 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.
8-dec-2015 An updated version of the contract (as of 1st January 2016) has been published on the website http://www.gcubureau.org/contract2016
7-oct-2015 Amendments 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-jun-2015

We 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-apr-2015

In 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
9-mar-2015

In 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-dec-2014
  • An 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-oct-2014

Amendments 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.
1-oct-2014 The 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-jun-2014

We 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.
5-mar-2014 Amendments A2013-12 is adopted unanimously and will enter into force on June 5st 2014.
8-jan-2014 The Joint Committee has decided to nominate Mr Thierry Bera as new auditor. Mr Thierry Berra is replacing Mrs. E. Lim who is retiring.
3-dec-2013

We 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-oct-2013 Amendments A2013-11 is adopted unanimously and will enter into force on May 1st 2014.
26-sep-2013 Amendments 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-jul-2013

We 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-jun-2013

We 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.
9-jun-2013 Amendments A2013-1 is adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2014.
10-jan-2013 An updated version of the contract (as of 1st January 2013) is published on the website http://www.gcubureau.org/page/56/
10-nov-2012 Amendments A2012-8 is adopted unanimously and will enter into force on January 1st 2013.
6-oct-2012 Amendments 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.
8-feb-12 A new version of Appendix 9 is available for download on the CONTRACT page.
8-nov-11

The 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