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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Container special handling order message

Version:D
Release:04B
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:9
Date:2004-11-23
SOURCE:TBG3 Transport

CONTENTS
Container special handling order 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 special handling order message (COHAOR) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional definition

Order to perform a specified special handling and/or service on containers.

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 special handling order 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: Pre- and on-carriage transport of containers/equipment

Sending functions include: Shipping agent, Logistic center, Freight forwarder

Receiving functions include: Container terminal, Container depot, Inland terminal, Container freight station

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 special handling order message:

  • The message contents can be uniquely identified by a combination of the following data elements:
  • message sender (NAD)
  • ordering customer (NAD)
  • work order reference (RFF)
  • A combination of the following data elements can be used in order to relate to business data contained in other container- related messages: container prefix and number (EQD)
  • In one message special handling orders for several containers can be specified.
  • The ultimate execution date and time of the special handling order can be included.
  • For each container the sea-going vessel, sea voyage number can be given.
  • The special handling orders are to be coded, completed with comments, if any.

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 special handling order message is COHAOR.

Note: Container special handling order messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065COHAOR
0052D
005404B
0051UN

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 time applying to the whole message, such as: - ultimate execution date/time

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 containing a reference and constants which apply to the entire message.

0060 RFF, Reference

A segment to express a reference which applies to the entire message, such as: - reference to previous message - work order reference number

0070 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and time relating to the reference, such as: - order date/time (work order)

0080 Segment Group 2: NAD-SG3

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

0090 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify the party's name, address, and function, such as: - message recipient - message sender - ordering customer (if different from message sender)

0100 Segment Group 3: CTA-COM

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

0110 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department for the party, such as: - information contact

0120 COM, Communication contact

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

0130 Segment Group 4: EQD-RFF-DTM-LOC-FTX-GOR-HAN-MEA-PCD-SG5-SG7-

SG9-SG11 A group of segments to specify containers in which goods are

0140 EQD, Equipment details

A segment to specify container prefix and number.

0150 RFF, Reference

A segment to provide a reference specific to the equipment, such as: - inspection number

0160 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to provide a date and time relating to the equipment, such as: - inspection date/time - release date/time

0170 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to provide a location relating to the equipment, such as: - place of inspection

0180 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify processable supplementary information associated with the container, such as: - description work item equipment (on terminal, depot or freight station)

0190 GOR, Governmental requirements

A segment to specify a governmental requirement relating to the equipment, such as: - government procedure to be conducted

0200 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to specify a handling instruction relating to the equipment, such as: - put aside for cleaning - put aside for Customs examination

0210 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify measurements related to the equipment.

0220 PCD, Percentage details

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

0230 Segment Group 5: TDT-DTM-RFF-SG6

A group of segments to specify related transport details for the equipment.

0240 TDT, Transport information

A segment to specify main carriage transport details.

0250 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date and time related to transport details such as arrival and departure date and time.

0260 RFF, Reference

A segment to provide a reference for the liner service, such as: - conference - marketing organization - syndicate - vessel sharing agreement.

0270 Segment Group 6: LOC-DTM

A group of segments to specify locations associated with the transport details.

0280 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to specify a location associated with the transport details, such as: - place of departure - place of arrival

0290 DTM, Date/time/period

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

0300 Segment Group 7: NAD-SG8

A group of segments to identify different parties/places related to the equipment.

0310 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify a related address or party.

0320 Segment Group 8: CTA-COM

A segment group to specify contact information.

0330 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department to be contacted.

0340 COM, Communication contact

A segment to specify communication details of the contact specified in the CTA segment.

0350 Segment Group 9: DGS-FTX-MEA-SG10

A segment group to identify dangerous goods.

0360 DGS, Dangerous goods

A segment to specify dangerous goods.

0370 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify supplementary details regarding the dangerous goods such as the technical name of the dangerous goods etc.

0380 MEA, Measurements

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

0390 Segment Group 10: CTA-COM

A segment group to specify contact information including communication details regarding the dangerous goods.

0400 CTA, Contact information

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

0410 COM, Communication contact

A segment to specify communication details of the contact specified in the CTA segment.

0420 Segment Group 11: TMP-RNG

A segment group to identify transport related temperature settings.

0430 TMP, Temperature

A segment to specify the type of transport related temperature such as storage, transport or operating temperature and also to optionally specify a single value temperature setting.

0440 RNG, Range details

A segment to optionally specify the transport related temperature as a range of values.

0450 CNT, Control total

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

0460 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
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DGS Dangerous goods
DTM Date/time/period
EQD Equipment details
FTX Free text
GOR Governmental requirements
HAN Handling instructions
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
NAD Name and address
PCD Percentage details
RFF Reference
RNG Range details
TDT Transport information
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 ×9 (M)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 3 ×9 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 4 ×9999 (M)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─GOR Governmental requirements ×9 (C)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─PCD Percentage details ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 5 ×9 (C)
├─TDT Transport information ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 6 ×9 (C)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
──└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 7 ×9 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 8 ×9 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×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)
└─Segment Group 11 ×9 (C)
──├─TMP Temperature ×1 (M)
──└─RNG Range details ×1 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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