The Federal Ministry of Transport and digital infrastructure has amended the existing administrative regulation for §§29 para. 3 and 46 para. 1 No. 5 of the road traffic regulation (StVO). As per the new issue, there are several complicating requirements for the application of approvals.
Amongst others, there have been made amendments under recital 96 a):
• The single permit has to be restricted to a maximum of 3 months and can be extended once within the validity by 3 months. A permit for a transport circuit is allowed: Empty drive (Location or company site of the vehicle up to loading place) with a following transport (from loading place to destination) and a closing empty drive (from destination back to company site). • Per permit a continuous route is allowed only. • One permit can contain a maximum of 5 identical vehicle combinations. As identical one considers a combination of vehicles where dimensions (length, width, height), cornering behaviour, field of view, total weight, axle load and eccentricities correspond.
As the Federal Council has already agreed, the amendments of the administrative regulation are effective already and have to be considered at application for approval.
Please also pay attention to the fact that the standard processing time of 2 weeks of the approving authorities has been removed.
Due to the amendments of the administrative regulation, you have to consider an extended processing time.
In case of any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
On July 7th and 8th, 2017 Germany will host the G20 summit in Hamburg.
With regard to the high number of high-ranking government representatives and the announced protests, it is already foreseeable that the G20 summit will have an impact on the traffic flow in Hamburg, particularly around the Alster, the airport and the main station. There will be several hundred convoy trips with corresponding roadblocks during these two days. The port of Hamburg could also be affected by the protests. Due to the large number of critical objects, disturbances cannot be ruled out. Even so, they are trying to limit the consequences of mayor disruptions as far as possible. However, the river policy stated that interruptions cannot be exempted completely.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
as you might noticed from your current shipments in 2017 to the Middle East, India and Far East, the situation seems to be changing to a worse case scenario in regard of space and suitable sailings on a short notice. In light of the recent situation for the above mentioned trade lanes we recommend to arrange the relevant plannings in time to secure the required space for your ongoing projects. Some carriers already advised to be fully booked until beginning / mid of May. Any earlier dates need to be checked case-by-case. The carriers advised to implement GRI’s for the upcoming months (approx. USD 200,00 – USD 1200,00+).
In case of any very urgent shipments we will be pleased to work out a solution according to your needs.
If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Kind regards M.G. International Logistics GmbH, Siegen