For capacity needs on the Northern section of our Corridor, meaning all paths and sub-paths between Maschen (DE) and Scandinavia, we invite our customers to use the European Capacity Management Tool (ECMT) or the Capacity Needs Announcement (CNA) template.  

For TT2025, please make sure to deliver your capacity needs via ECMT by 13 June at the latest


The CNA structure is intended for all types of needs, including passenger traffic and known traffic. It is therefore very flexible, allowing general inputs in the form of quantities, but also the input of detailed path requirements. For you as a freight RU, you should fill in the fields as far as possible and where you see a reasonable likelihood.

The easiest and most user-friendly way to create a CNA is to do so directly in ECMT, so as to always work with the most up-to-date data structure and avoid potential errors during import. In practice, you work via the graphical user interface and not in Excel. 

You can create an account and access the ECMT here, while instructions and other useful information can be found here


The CNA template is also available as a normal Excel file. This can be uploaded to the ECMT after processing.  You can download the template here, while a detailed explanation of how to fill in the CNA Excel can be found here.


If you have any further questions about the process, please contact us at

For technical support related to the ECMT, you can contact the RNE support team at