The DTLF was set up by the European Commission in April 2015 (Decision setting-up an expert group on Digital Transport and Logistics - The digital Transport and Logistics Forum [C(2015) 2259]. It provides a platform where Member States and relevant transport and logistics stakeholders can exchange technical knowledge, cooperate and coordinate with a view to support measures aimed at promoting efficient electronic exchange of information in transport and logistics.
Its task is to assist the Commission in developing and implementing policy measures. It identifies challenges and areas where common action in the EU is needed, provides recommendations, and supports the implementation of these recommendations where appropriate.
The DTLF convenes in Plenary as well as at the level of subgroups. The subgroups are set up to pursue specific issues, and are disbanded as soon as their mandate is fulfilled.
Currently, the DTLF has two active subgroups, mandated to carry out targeted activities around two themes:
- Fostering of the use of electornic transport documents
- Developing interoperable digital information systems to optimise cargo flows along transport corridors.
European Commission Decision COM (2015) 2259 is available in the Resource Center.