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Vessel call information message
This specification provides the definition of the Vessel call information message (CALINF) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1. Functional definition
Notice from a liner agent to a stevedore providing information concerning the expected arrival of a vessel and the expected cargo operations.
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 Vessel call information 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.
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 Vessel call information message:
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.
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 Vessel call information message is CALINF.
Note: Vessel call information 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 a message and to transmit identifying number.
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.
A group of segments to specify free format supplementary information and to describe totals to be loaded and/or discharged for certain general goods descriptions.
0050 FTX, Free text
A segment to specify free format supplementary information and to specify the type of cargo by a general goods description, such as: - Change information - Additional instructions - Description of goods - general description.
0060 MEA, Measurements
A segment to specify total measurements, other than dimensions, applicable to the specified general description of goods, such as: - Gross measurement or cube - Gross weight.
0070 EQN, Number of units
A segment to specify the number of units relating to the specified general description of goods.
A group of segments to specify a reference relating to the whole message, and its date and/or time.
0090 RFF, Reference
A segment to provide a reference relating to the whole message, such as: - reference to previous message.
0100 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to indicate date and/or time related to the reference.
A group of segments to identify a party and related contacts.
0120 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify a name and address of a party, such as: - message sender - message recipient - ordering customer/principal - ordering customer agent
A group of segments to identify a contact and its communications related to the party.
0140 CTA, Contact information
A segment to identify a person or department for the party, such as: - information contact
0150 COM, Communication contact
A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom information should be directed.
A group of segments to specify details for the arriving means of transport.
0170 TDT, Transport information
A segment to identify the transport details of the arriving vessel, such as voyage number or indication of sea transport for the arriving means of transport at arrival (so, the discharge voyage number).
0180 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to identify a date and time related to the arrival and departure of the means of transport, such as estimated date and time of arrival and departure.
0190 RFF, Reference
A segment to identify a relevant reference number, such as: - Customs declaration number - shipping line reference - Voyage number or indication of sea transport for arriving means of transport at departure (so, the loading voyage number).
A group of segments to identify locations related to the transport details.
0210 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to identify locations related to the transport details, such as: - previous port of call - next port of call - place/port of discharge - place of berth - destination sailing area
0220 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to specify date(s) and time(s) related to a location.
0230 DIM, Dimensions
A segment to specify dimensions related to the arriving means of transport: - Water displacement dimensions (width and/or length and/or draught of vessel).
0240 FTX, Free text
A segment to provide supplementary information related to the means of transport, such as: - additional remarks related to the transport - remarks
A group of segments to specify total numbers.
0260 QTY, Quantity
A segment to specify the planned number of operations on equipment for the arriving vessel.
0270 FTX, Free text
A segment to provide supplementary information related to the planned number of operations on equipment.
0280 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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