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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Container release order message

Version:D
Release:04B
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:10
Date:2004-11-23
SOURCE:TBG3 Transport

CONTENTS
Container release 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 release order message (COREOR) 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 release containers, and giving permission for them to be picked up by or on behalf of a specified party. 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 release 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, Inland carrier (copy)

Receiving functions include: Container depot, Inland terminal, Container freight station, Freight forwarder (copy), Inland carrier (copy)

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 release order message:

  • The message contents can be uniquely identified by a combination of the following data elements:
  • ordering customer, coded (NAD)
  • ordering customer agent, coded (NAD)
  • container release reference number (RFF) The ordering customer agent, coded is needed to supplement the unique identification only in the next 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.
  • One shipping line, one seagoing vessel, one sea voyage number and one shipping agent can be specified on message top level.
  • An indicator for the transport status (i.e., export, import, transhipment or continental) can be completed on container level (EQD-segment).
  • One message may contain several containers identified by their prefix and number or several equipment guidelines for groups of (empty) containers.
  • Inland transport details can be specified for each individual container or can be specified on message level (for all containers in the message); the two options must not be used simultaneously.
  • An inland transport charges reference or a sea booking reference can be specified either on message level (related to all containers in the message) or for each individual container; the two options must not be used simultaneously.
  • The final place of positioning can be included in case of routing via an inland terminal or several container freight stations (for stacking purposes).
  • For each container up to 3 communication addresses can be specified to which a copy of the Container gate-in/gate-out report message is to be sent.
  • For each container details can be specified such as container prefix and number, size/type, loading instructions, special instructions, seals, temperature, dangerous goods and off-dimensions details.
  • A goods item may be detailed, such as number and type of packages, goods description, gross weight, dangerous goods information and special instruction.
  • Goods item information can be related to the corresponding containers by linking the goods item group (GID) to the container details group(s) (EQD) by means of the SGP-segment.

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 release order message is COREOR.

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

Data element0065COREOR
0052D
005404B
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 Container release order.

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: - special instructions

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: - release order reference number - container announcement reference number

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 identify vessel and voyage details relevant to the instruction.

0090 TDT, Transport information

A segment to indicate the main carriage stage of the transport, such as carrier/liner service; also inland transport details can be specified.

0100 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate the arrival date and time related to the main carriage.

0110 RFF, Reference

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

0120 Segment Group 3: LOC-DTM

A group of segments to indicate a place or port corresponding to the main carriage stage of the transport.

0130 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to indicate a place/port corresponding to the transport stage, such as final place/port of discharge or port of loading.

0140 DTM, Date/time/period

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

0150 Segment Group 4: NAD-SG5-RFF-DTM

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

0160 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify the party's name and address, and function, such as: - message recipient - message sender - carrier or agent - 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 for contact purposes, 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 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify a reference used by a party or at an address, such as: - reference at place of collection

0210 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and time relating to the party.

0220 Segment Group 6: GID-HAN-FTX-SG7-MEA-PCI-SG8-SG9-SG11

A group of segments to identify details relating to the cargo in a container, together with information on handling requirements.

0230 GID, Goods item details

A segment to identify a goods item. A goods item can be identified by a goods item number.

0240 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to specify handling instructions for the goods item, such as: - hazardous cargo - off-dimensions

0250 FTX, Free text

A segment to describe the goods item.

0260 Segment Group 7: NAD-DTM-RFF

A group of segments to describe the address, reference and date/time for the stuffing or the stripping of the goods item in the containers.

0270 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify an address relating to the goods item, such as: - place of positioning - Customs clearance place

0280 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and time when the container is to be positioned, such as: - requested equipment positioning date/time - ultimate equipment positioning date/time

0290 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify a reference used by a party or at an address.

0300 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify measurements, other than dimensions, applicable to a goods item, such as: - gross weight

0310 PCI, Package identification

A segment to specify marks and numbers for the goods item.

0320 Segment Group 8: SGP-MEA

A group of segments to specify the distribution of a goods item among the containers.

0330 SGP, Split goods placement

A segment to identify a container in which goods are transported.

0340 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify the gross weight of that portion of the goods item in the container.

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

A group of segments to specify dangerous goods details related to the goods item. One goods item may be in different dangerous goods classes.

0360 DGS, Dangerous goods

A segment to indicate the dangerous goods regulations for the corresponding mode of transport, class of dangerous goods, additional dangerous goods code, UN-number and shipment flash point.

0370 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify supplementary details related to the dangerous goods, such as: - dangerous goods technical name - dangerous goods additional information

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 tmperature 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 Segment Group 12: EQD-RFF-DTM-TSR-SG13-MEA-DIM-SG14-SEL-FTX-

PCD-EQA-HAN-SG15-SG17-SG18 A group of segments to specify details relating to the containers to be released.

0460 EQD, Equipment details

A segment to specify a container, container size and type, and full/empty indication.

0470 RFF, Reference

A segment to specify a reference number relevant to the container, such as: - release number - reference at the place of collection

0480 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date/time relates to the equipment, such as: - Ultimate release date/time

0490 TSR, Transport service requirements

A segment to specify special instructions and/or services regarding the container, such as seals to be checked, damage to be inspected.

0500 Segment Group 13: LOC-DTM

A group of segments to specify location data related to the equipment.

0510 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to identify a location related to the equipment, such as: - Place of acceptance - (final) place of delivery

0520 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify the date/time related to the location, such as: - Delivery date/time

0530 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify measurement, other than dimensions, associated with the container, such as: - tare weight - gross weight

0540 DIM, Dimensions

A segment to specify off-standard dimensions applicable to the container.

0550 Segment Group 14: TMP-RNG

A segment group to identify transport related temperature settings.

0560 TMP, Temperature

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

0570 RNG, Range details

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

0580 SEL, Seal number

A segment to identify seal and seal issuer associated with the container, such as shipper, consolidator, carrier (sea) and Customs.

0590 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify processable supplementary information associated with the container, such as: - loading instructions (seagoing vessel) - special instructions (related to inland transport)

0600 PCD, Percentage details

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

0610 EQA, Attached equipment

A segment to specify details of any equipment attached to the container, such as: - clip-on unit number

0620 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to specify handling instructions related to the container equipment.

0630 Segment Group 15: TDT-DTM-SG16

A group of segments to specify details of the inland transport relevant to the collection of the container.

0640 TDT, Transport information

A segment to specify details of the inland transport associated with the collection of the container.

0650 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date and time related to the inland transport, such as arrival and departure date and time.

0660 Segment Group 16: LOC-DTM

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

0670 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to specify a place/port associated with the inland transport, such as: - place of departure - place of arrival

0680 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify date(s) and time(s) related to a location such as arrival and departure date and time.

0690 Segment Group 17: NAD-DTM-CTA-COM

A group of segments to identify different parties/places relevant to the collection of the container.

0700 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify a party or other address relevant to the release of the container: - consignee - consignee's agent - place of collection

0710 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and time relating to the party.

0720 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department for the specified party.

0730 COM, Communication contact

A segment to identify the communication number on the EDI-network (e.g. mailbox number) to whom a copy of the Container gate-in/gate-out report message should be sent.

0740 Segment Group 18: DGS-FTX-MEA-SG19

A group of segments to specify dangerous goods.

0750 DGS, Dangerous goods

A segment to indicate the dangerous goods regulations which apply, the class of dangerous goods, additional dangerous goods codes, the United Nations Dangerous Goods (UNDG) number and the shipment flash point.

0760 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify supplementary details regarding the dangerous goods such as dangerous goods technical name and dangerous goods additional information.

0770 MEA, Measurements

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

0780 Segment Group 19: CTA-COM

A group of segments to specify contact information.

0790 CTA, Contact information

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

0800 COM, Communication contact

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

0810 CNT, Control total

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

0820 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
DIM Dimensions
DTM Date/time/period
EQA Attached equipment
EQD Equipment details
FTX Free text
GID Goods item details
HAN Handling instructions
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
NAD Name and address
PCD Percentage details
PCI Package identification
RFF Reference
RNG Range details
SEL Seal number
SGP Split goods placement
TDT Transport information
TMP Temperature
TSR Transport service requirements
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 Transport information ×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)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×999 (C)
├─GID Goods item details ×1 (M)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 7 ×9 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─PCI Package identification ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 8 ×999 (C)
├─SGP Split goods placement ×1 (M)
└─MEA Measurements ×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)
├─Segment Group 12 ×9999 (C)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─TSR Transport service requirements ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 13 ×9 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─DIM Dimensions ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 14 ×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)
├─EQA Attached equipment ×1 (C)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 15 ×9 (C)
├─TDT Transport information ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 16 ×9 (C)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
──└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 17 ×9 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
├─CTA Contact information ×1 (C)
└─COM Communication contact ×1 (C)
└─Segment Group 18 ×99 (C)
──├─DGS Dangerous goods ×1 (M)
──├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
──├─MEA Measurements ×1 (C)
──└─Segment Group 19 ×9 (C)
────├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
────└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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