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The new version of the Global ACEP Database has been released, paving the way for global deployment.        


Facility LoCode Register -  Searchable Database released: Consult LoCodes


2014 BIC Award Call for Nominations: We are now accepting nominations for this year's BIC Award. Info


The Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal (B.I.C.), with over 1900 members, is the only non-governmental organization linking all groups interested in containerization and intermodal transport: carriers, manufacturers, operators, lessors, shippers, forwarders, authorities and other international organizations.

Besides its mandate under the ISO and the WCO to allocate and protect the ISO alpha code for the identification of containers in international trade, the BIC assignment includes:


Contribution to the expansion of safe, secure and sustainable containerization and intermodal transport,

Facilitation of professional discussions on all subjects connected with containers and intermodal transport,

Maintenance and update of specialized documentation for the benefit of its members





Registration of a container operator's prefix with the BIC is a requirement under ISO-6346 and international customs conventions.   However, registration of a prefix does not indicate an endorsement of an operator by the BIC.  The BIC does not monitor the operations of prefix-holders.  



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