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Dangerous goods notification message
This specification provides the definition of the Dangerous goods notification message (IFTDGN) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1. Functional Definition
The International Forwarding and Transport Dangerous Goods Notification message is a message from the party responsible to declare the dangerous goods (e.g. carrier's agent, freight forwarder) to the party acting on behalf of the local authority performing the checks on conformance with the legal requirements on the control of dangerous goods, normally Port Authority, conveying the information relating to one conveyance/voyage of a means of transport such as a vessel, train, truck or barge, on the dangerous goods being loaded, unloaded, and/or in transit.
1.2. Field of Application
The Dangerous goods notification message may be used for both national and international trade. It is based on universal commercial practice and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.
This message is meant to comply with the legal requirements of authorities concerning the notification/declaration of dangerous goods.
1- One message relates to one conveyance/voyage of a means of transport. Remark: the message structure is aligned with the IFCSUM message (Forwarding and consolidation summary message).
2- One message is to be suitable to declare both the dangerous goods to be discharged and loaded and the dangerous goods that remain on board (in transit).
3- One message may relate to all dangerous goods information that the sender of the message is responsible for or to a certain part of that information; the information may be split in different messages, e.g. as it known at different times or the discharging information is sent separately from loading information or the information is split up in different messages for the different dangerous goods classes.
4- One message is to be based on the local legal information requirements regarding the notification of dangerous goods to the (port) authority. N.B. This may mean that in a certain port the condition for a data element (or qualifier) that is conditional according to this specification, is that the data element (or qualifier) becomes mandatory for that port.
5- A dangerous goods notification message may contain several consignments.
6- A consignment may contain several goods items/dangerous goods classes.
7- Each goods item can only contain one dangerous goods class. A goods item reflects the operational description of the goods.
8- A dangerous goods class may be transported in one or more equipment, and a single equipment may contain one or more dangerous goods classes.
9- The message has to cater for the provision of sending updates (change, deletion or cancellation).
Remark: To cover all dangerous goods information relating to one conveyance/voyage of a means of transport might imply accumulation of several Dangerous Goods Notification messages from the same or several agents/forwarders.
The Dangerous Goods Acknowledgement message is a message from the party acting on behalf of the local authority to the party responsible to declare the dangerous goods.
Agent Port Authority
------- Dangerous Goods Notification ------> <------ Dangerous Goods Acknowledgement -------
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.
3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.
4. MESSAGE DEFINITION
4.1. Data Segment Clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the Branching Diagram and the Segment Table which indicate mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
0010 UNH, Message header
A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Dangerous goods notification message is IFTDGN.
Note: Dangerous goods notification 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 document/message number. It is recommended to sequentially number the messages relating to the same conveyance/voyage of the means of transport. Update (change or replace) messages can be accommodated using Message function code together with the Reference to previous message (in RFF segment) quoting the document/message number of the message being updated by this message.
0030 FTX, Free text
A segment to give information on the changes in the message in case of changes to previously sent message. The text subject to be qualified: - Change information
0040 RFF, Reference
A segment to express a reference which applies to the entire message. The reference to be qualified: - Carrier's agent reference number - Freight forwarders reference number - Reference to previous message
A group of segments to indicate the details of the movement of goods such as means of transport, locations, arrival date/times. The following conditions apply: 1 This group should be completed when the IFTDGN relates to a seagoing vessel. 2 This group is not necessarily used when the IFTDGN does not relate to a seagoing vessel.
0060 TDT, Details of transport
A segment to indicate the transport information related to the visit of a means of transport in the port. The transport details to be specified: - Main transport
0070 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to indicate locations related to the arrival of the means of transport. The location to be qualified: - Berth (maximum number of repeats: 8 times) - Port of origin - Location of goods NOTE: The sequence of the berths is implicit by the sequence of the Berth-qualified LOC segments.
0080 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to indicate expected time and date of arrival and departure. The date/time to be qualified: - Estimated date/time of arrival - Estimated date/time of departure
0090 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify a party's name, address and function relevant to the entire message. The functions to be qualified: - Carrier - either Carrier's agent or Freight forwarder Remark: the place of this segment group in the message is derived from the single consignment based (IFTMxx) messages (and not the IFCSUM message).
A group of segments to describe a consignment of dangerous goods carried or to be carried on the means of transport specified before.
0110 CNI, Consignment information
A segment to identify the consignment and to indicate whether the consignment is to be loaded, discharged or in transit.
0120 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to indicate time and date of the load or discharge operation. The date/time to be qualified: - Date/time of operation - Estimated date/time of arrival - Estimated date/time of departure
0130 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to indicate locations related to the arrival of a consignment. The location to be qualified: - place/port of loading - place/port of discharge - berth (as the place where the discharge/load/in transit action is to take place) - warehouse (as the place where the consignment will be stored)
0140 TDT, Details of transport
A segment to indicate the transport information related to the arrival (pre-carriage) or the departure (on-carriage) of the consignment. The transport details to be specified: - Pre-carriage - On-carriage
A group of segments to identify a party related to the consignment.
0160 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify a party's name and address relevant to the consignment. The function to be qualified: - Consignor - either Carrier's agent or Freight forwarder
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 a department within the party.
0190 COM, Communication contact
A segment to identify a communication number of the contact to whom communication should be directed.
0200 RFF, Reference
A segment to express a reference for the consignment related to the party. The reference to be qualified: - Carrier's agent reference number - Freight forwarders reference number
A group of segments to specify a goods item within the consignment.
0220 GID, Goods item details
A segment to identify a goods item within the consignment and to indicate the heading of a goods item with the number of packages.
0230 FTX, Free text
A segment to specify processable supplementary information relating to the goods item. The text subject to be qualified: - Description of goods - Remarks
0240 PCI, Package identification
A segment to specify marks and numbers of the goods item.
A group of segments to specify the dangerous goods details of the goods item. A goods item can be classified by only one dangerous goods class.
0260 DGS, Dangerous goods
A segment to indicate the dangerous goods regulation information, e.g. IMO code, UNDG number, dangerous goods class, packing group.
0270 FTX, Free text
A segment to specify processable supplementary information relating to the dangerous goods. The text subject to be qualified (each qualifier may occur only once): - Dangerous goods technical name - Dangerous goods additional information
0280 MEA, Measurements
A segment to specify a measurement of the dangerous part of the goods item. The measurement to be qualified: - Net weight - Gross weight
A group of segments to specify the distribution of the dangerous goods among transport equipment.
0300 SGP, Split goods placement
A segment to identify the equipment (container number, cell location or stowage place on board) in which the dangerous goods is placed and the number of packages in that equipment.
0310 MEA, Measurements
A segment to specify a measurement of that placement in the equipment. The transport measurements to be qualified: - Net weight - Gross weight
0320 UNT, Message trailer
A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message and the control reference number of the message.
4.2. Data segment index (Alphabetical sequence by tag)
4.3. Message structure
4.3.1. Segment table
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