The initiative for a “Co-operative European System for Advanced information Redistribution” was born in the nineties when several Combined Transport (CT) operators decided to suspend their own developments for electronic data exchange with their customers in favour of a standardised European approach.

In a Research and Development project supported by the European Commission and the Swiss Federal Office for Education and Sciences they developed under the project management of the International Union of combined Road-Rail Transport companies (UIRR) the core application of CESAR.

In 2004 the company “Cesar Information Services s.c.r.l.” (CIS) with seat in Brussels was founded by four major CT operators and their association UIRR, in order to create a commercial entity with the required neutrality and the objective to

  • put the test application into practice,
  • further develop its features, and
  • enlarge its reach by connecting additional operators.