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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Container discharge/loading report message

Version:D
Release:01C
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:8
Date:2001-11-07
SOURCE:D4 Transport (SWG)

CONTENTS
Container discharge/loading report message
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. SCOPE
    1. Functional definition
    2. Field of application
    3. Principles
  3. REFERENCES
  4. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    1. Standard terms and definitions
  5. MESSAGE DEFINITION
    1. Segment clarification
    2. Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag)
    3. Message structure
      1. Segment table

For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.3, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction


This message also occurs in the following versions of this standard:
D95A, D95B, D96A, D96B, D97A, D97B, D98A, D98B, D99A, D99B, D00A, D00B, D01A, D01B, D01C, D02A, D02B, D03A, D03B, D04A, D04B

0. INTRODUCTION

This specification provides the definition of the Container discharge/loading report message (COARRI) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional definition

A message by which the container terminal reports that the containers specified have been discharged from a seagoing vessel (discharged as ordered, overlanded or shortlanded), or have been loaded into a seagoing vessel.

This message is part of a total set of container-related messages. These messages serve to facilitate the intermodal handling of containers by streamlining the information exchange. The business scenario for the container messages is clarified in a separate document, called: 'Guide to the scenario of EDIFACT container messages'.


1.2. Field of application

The Container discharge/loading report 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.


1.3. Principles

Business area: Loading and discharging of containers/equipment

Sending functions include: Container terminal, Stevedore

Receiving functions include: Ship's agent, Liner agent

In the context of the 'Guide to the scenario of EDIFACT container messages' (as referred to at the start of section 1) the following guidelines, rules and functionality apply to this Container discharge/loading report message:

The ordering customer agent, coded is needed to supplement the unique identification only in the following situation: the agent acts on behalf of several ordering customers issuing the same range of reference numbers for each customer. E.g., the ship's agent acts on behalf of several shipping lines issuing for each shipping line the same range of numbers.

The transport sub-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.


2. REFERENCES

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 Container discharge/loading report message is COARRI.

Note: Container discharge/loading report messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065COARRI
0052D
005401C
0051UN

0020 BGM, Beginning of message

A segment to indicate the beginning of a message and to transmit identifying number and the further specification of the message type (in data element 1001: Document name code), such as Loading report, Discharge report.

0030 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and/or time applying to the whole message, such as date and time of document or message issue.

0040 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify free form or processable supplementary information, such as: - change information

0050 Segment Group 1: RFF-DTM

A group of segments to specify a reference relating to the whole message, and its date and/or time.

0060 RFF, Reference

A segment to express a reference which applies to the entire message, such as: - container discharge/loading order reference - reference to previous message

0070 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate date and/or time related to the reference.

0080 Segment Group 2: TDT-DTM-RFF-SG3

A group of segments to indicate the main carriage means of transport.

0090 TDT, Details of transport

A segment identifying the voyage of the vessel relevant to the message (main transport).

0100 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date and time related to the means of transport such as the estimated date and time of the arrival and departure of a vessel.

0110 RFF, Reference

A segment identifying a relevant reference number, such as: - shipping - syndicate - marketing organization - conference code

0120 Segment Group 3: LOC-DTM

A segment group to identify locations related to the means of transport.

0130 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to specify a location related to the means of transport such as places and ports of arrival and departure.

0140 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify the date(s) and time(s) related to a location.

0150 Segment Group 4: NAD-SG5

A group of segments to identify a party and related contacts.

0160 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify the party's name, address, and function, and other addresses, such as: - message recipient - message sender - ordering customer - ordering customer agent

0170 Segment Group 5: CTA-COM

A group of segments to identify a contact and its communications related to the party.

0180 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department of a message sender and/or message recipient, such as: - information contact

0190 COM, Communication contact

A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom communication should be directed.

0200 Segment Group 6: EQD-RFF-GDS-TMD-DTM-SG7-MEA-DIM-SG8-SEL-FTX-

PCD-SG9-EQA-PIA-COD-HAN-SG11-SG12-NAD A group of segments to specify containers either loaded or discharged; in the latter case - only in case of shortlanded - the group of segments is to specify containers that had to be discharged (according to the discharge order message).

In a normal discharge report and load report message the container details are only required if they differ from the details given in the respective order message. In case of overlanded containers this group will contain the full container details giving as much information as possible. In case of shortlanded containers this group will only contain the container prefix and number.

0210 EQD, Equipment details

A segment identifying a container, container size/type. The equipment status may be e.g. overlanded, shortlanded, import, export.

0220 RFF, Reference

A segment identifying a relevant reference number, such as: - container sequence number - booking reference number

0230 GDS, Nature of cargo

A segment to show the broad classification of the goods within a container for operational and general information purposes.

0240 TMD, Transport movement details

A segment to indicate a Full Container Load (FCL) or a Less than Full Container Load (LCL).

0250 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to identify a date and time related to the equipment, such as: - Date and/or time of actual loading or discharge - CSC expiration date (International Convention for Safe Containers)

0260 Segment Group 7: LOC-DTM

A group of segments to identify a location or country related to the equipment.

0270 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to identify a location or country related to the equipment, such as: - stowage cell - (final) place/port of discharge - transhipment place - place of delivery - country of origin/destination

0280 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify date(s) and time(s) related to a location.

0290 MEA, Measurements

A segment specifying a physical measurement related to the equipment, such as: - gross weight

0300 DIM, Dimensions

A segment specifying physical dimensions related to the equipment, such as: - gross dimensions - off standard dimension general - off standard dimension left - off standard dimension right - off standard dimension back - off standard dimension front

0310 Segment Group 8: TMP-RNG

A segment group to identify transport related temperature settings.

0320 TMP, Temperature

A segment which identifies the transport temperature setting of the container.

0330 RNG, Range details

A segment to specify the transport temperature range setting of the container.

0340 SEL, Seal number

A segment identifying a seal number related to the equipment.

0350 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify supplementary information related to the equipment, such as: - blockade reason - government inspection service - container loading remarks - container remarks - container order information - additional remarks concerning the container - container safety convention plate - continuous examination program (ACEP)

0360 PCD, Percentage details

A segment to specify percentages related to the equipment such as percentage humidity.

0370 Segment Group 9: DGS-FTX-MEA-SG10

A group of segments to specify dangerous goods details.

0380 DGS, Dangerous goods

A segment to identify the UN-number and the class of the dangerous goods loaded in the container.

0390 FTX, Free text

A segment to give additional information regarding dangerous goods.

0400 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify measurements of the dangerous goods, such as: - net net weight.

0410 Segment Group 10: CTA-COM

A group of segments to specify contact information.

0420 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department to be contacted regarding dangerous goods.

0430 COM, Communication contact

A segment to specify communication details of the dangerous goods contact.

0440 EQA, Attached equipment

A segment to identify clip-on units, such as: - generator sets

0450 PIA, Additional product id

A segment to specify a commodity code relating to goods in the container.

0460 COD, Component details

A segment to specify the details of the components of transport equipment.

0470 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to specify handling instructions related to the equipment.

0480 Segment Group 11: DAM-COD

A group of segments to specify damage details related to the equipment.

0490 DAM, Damage

A segment to specify equipment damages, such as the point of the damage on the equipment, and the type of damage.

0500 COD, Component details

A segment to specify component details of the damaged equipment.

0510 Segment Group 12: TDT-LOC-DTM

A group of segments to specify the planned on-carriage details in case this message is a discharge report message.

0520 TDT, Details of transport

A segment to identify the on-carriage transport details of the mode, means of transport by which the container will depart after being discharged.

0530 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a location related to the transport details, such as: - place of departure

0540 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date/time relating to the on-carriage transport, such as arrival or departure date/time.

0550 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify a related address or party, such as: - container operator

0560 CNT, Control total

A segment to specify the number of containers in the message, explicitly given by the sender.

0570 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)

BGM Beginning of message
CNT Control total
COD Component details
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DAM Damage
DGS Dangerous goods
DIM Dimensions
DTM Date/time/period
EQA Attached equipment
EQD Equipment details
FTX Free text
GDS Nature of cargo
HAN Handling instructions
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
NAD Name and address
PCD Percentage details
PIA Additional product id
RFF Reference
RNG Range details
SEL Seal number
TDT Details of transport
TMD Transport movement details
TMP Temperature
UNH Message header
UNT Message trailer

4.3. Message structure


4.3.1. Segment table

├─UNH Message header ×1 (M)
├─BGM Beginning of message ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 1 ×9 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 2 ×1 (M)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 3 ×9 (C)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
──└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 4 ×9 (M)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 5 ×9 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×9999 (C)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─GDS Nature of cargo ×9 (C)
├─TMD Transport movement details ×9 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 7 ×9 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─DIM Dimensions ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 8 ×9 (C)
├─TMP Temperature ×1 (M)
└─RNG Range details ×1 (C)
├─SEL Seal number ×9 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─PCD Percentage details ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 9 ×99 (C)
├─DGS Dangerous goods ×1 (M)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 10 ×9 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─EQA Attached equipment ×9 (C)
├─PIA Additional product id ×9 (C)
├─COD Component details ×1 (C)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 11 ×9 (C)
├─DAM Damage ×1 (M)
└─COD Component details ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 12 ×1 (C)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─NAD Name and address ×9 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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