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Berth management message
This specification provides the definition of the Berth management message (BERMAN) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1. Functional definition
The Berth management message is a message from a carrier, its agent or means of transport to the authority responsible for port and waterway management, requesting a berth, giving details of the call, vessel, berth requirements and expected operations.
1.2. Field of application
The Berth management message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.
This message is meant to comply with requirements of authorities concerning the request for berthing services. The following guidelines, rules and functionality apply to this Berth management message:
1- A message will contain information on only one means of transport/conveyance. The only exception will be the case of covering pre-announcement function.
2- A ship call may require several berths.
3- One berth may be the scenario of several operations.
4- The message has to cater for the provision of sending updates (cancellation, replace, provisional, definitive) or new services request such as shifts and request for second berth. The message will cover the function of pre-announcement of vessels.
The Transport SWG Working Group (D4) has developed recommendations for a harmonised implementation of this message through its subgroup ITIGG (International Transport Implementation Guidelines Group). Users implementing the message are strongly advised to apply these recommendations, which may be obtained from the D4 secretariat.
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.
3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
3.1. Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.
4. MESSAGE DEFINITION
4.1. Segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
0010 UNH, Message header
A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Berth management message is BERMAN.
Note: Berth management messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:
0020 BGM, Beginning of message
A segment to indicate the beginning of the message by identifying the message by a message number.
0030 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to identify a date and time on which the message is prepared.
0040 FTX, Free text
A segment to give free form or coded text information at message level
0050 RFF, Reference
A segment to provide a reference relating to the whole message, such as: - reference to previous message.
A group of segments to identify a party related to the message.
0070 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify the name and address of the ship's agent. The function to be qualified: - ship agent
A group of segments to identify a contact and its communications related to the party.
0090 CTA, Contact information
A segment to identify a person or a department within the party.
0100 COM, Communication contact
A segment to identify a communication number of the contact to whom communication should be directed.
A group of segments to specify details for the arriving means of transport.
0120 TDT, Details of transport
A segment to identify the transport details of the arriving vessel.
0130 RFF, Reference
A segment to identify a relevant reference number, such as: - Lloyds number - shipping line reference - conference - internal customer code
0140 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to identify a date and time related to the arrival of the means of transport, such as: - estimated time of arrival - estimated time of departure
0150 MEA, Measurements
A segment to specify physical dimensions of the vessel such as: - breadth - total length - draught - dead-weight
0160 FTX, Free text
A segment to provide supplementary information related to the means of transport, such as: - segregated ballast tanks - double bottom
A group of segments to specify details of the ship's route
0180 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to identify locations related to the transport details, such as: - previous port of call - next port of call - port of origin - port of destination
0190 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to identify a date and time related to the ports of call in the ship's route
A group of segments to provide customs information
0210 GOR, Governmental requirements
A segment to indicate the requirement for a specific governmental action and/or procedure. Codes indicating the movement of goods (import, export, transit) and other customs requirements regarding the ship calls will be applied
0220 RFF, Reference
A segment to identify a relevant reference codes, such as - customs codes for vessel routes - customs codes for special transit procedures
0230 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify the name and address of a party relevant to the message, such as: - cargo brokers, consortia members sharing the vessel
A group of segments to specify details for the transport service requirements
0250 TSR, Transport service requirements
A segment to specify berthing service details of the arriving vessel, such as: - arrival and berth - arrival and mooring - change of berth - change of side
0260 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to identify locations related to the berth details, such as: - preferred berth - preferred side for berthing - preferred mooring site - goods position - pilot embarkation point
0270 MEA, Measurements
A segment to specify current physical dimensions of the vessel when entering the port, such as: - actual draught
0280 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to identify a date and time related to the arrival of the means of transport at the berth and mooring site specified, such as: - actual date and time for berthing - estimated departure
0290 POC, Purpose of conveyance call
A segment to specify the purpose of conveyance call, such as: - cargo operation - repair
0300 FTX, Free text
A segment to provide supplementary information related to the berth details, such as: - waste disposal facilities - supplies requested (water, power, fuel)
A group of segments to specify details for the operations to be carried out.
0320 HAN, Handling instructions
A segment to identify the type of handling movement, such as: - loading - unloading
0330 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify a name and address of a party, such as: - stevedoring company
A group of segments to specify details of the cargo to be handled.
0350 GDS, Nature of cargo
A segment to identify the type of cargo, such as: - containers - dry bulk - liquid bulk - others
0360 FTX, Free text
A segment to provide detailed information related to the type of cargo
0370 MEA, Measurements
A segment to specify cargo weight
0380 EQN, Number of units
A segment to identify number of units, such as: - containers - cars
0390 DGS, Dangerous goods
A segment to identify dangerous goods
0400 UNT, Message trailer
A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message (including the UNH & UNT) and the control reference number of the message.
4.2. Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag)
4.3. Message structure
4.3.1. Segment table
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