EN 13044-2:2011

Intermodal Loading Units - Marking - Part 2: Markings of swap bodies related to rail operation EN 13044-2:2011

Publication date:   Apr 19, 2011

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Feb 11, 2021


CEN/TC 119 Intermodal Loading Units and Cargo Securing (ILUCS)

European Norm

35.240.60   IT applications in transport | 55.180.10   General purpose containers



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This European Standard provides a system for the identification and presentation of information about the ILU. The identification system is intended for general application, for example in documentation, control and communication (including automatic data processing systems), as well as for display on the ILU and other non ISO containers (i.e. which dimensions and testing parameters differ from those defined by the applicable ISO standards) used in European transport.
The methods of displaying identification and specific other data (including operational data) on the ILU by means of permanent marks are included.
This European Standard specifies:
a) an ILU identification system with an associated system for verifying the accuracy of its use, having mandatory marks for the presentation of the identification system for visual interpretation; and
b) a coding system for data on ILU size, with corresponding marks for their display;
c) mandatory operational marks;
d) physical presentation of the marks on the ILU.
This part of the European Standard prescribes the system of operational data for the codification of the swap bodies. The codification assigns a maximum profile for the cover area available at the rail tracks to the swap bodies in order to enable the selection of those rail tracks on which these swap bodies can be transported without any danger.
This part of the European Standard prescribes furthermore the additional operational markings, which are necessary for railway operation.
This European Standard does not cover temporary operational marks of any kind, permanent marks, data plates, etc. which may be required by intergovernmental agreements, national legislation or non-governmental organisations other than CEN.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (Text with EEA relevance)

Life cycle


EN 13044:2000


EN 13044-2:2011
90.93 Standard confirmed
Feb 11, 2021