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Dangerous cargo list message
This specification provides the definition of the Dangerous cargo list message (IFTIAG) 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 Cargo List Message is a message:
conveying the information relating to one conveyance or voyage of a means of transport such as a vessel, train, truck or barge, on the dangerous goods being carried on board - irrespective of the operations that will take place in the next port of call. This message provides the basic information by which the message recipient can notify to the local authorities about the loading, unloading and transit-related operations, by means of the International forwarding and transport dangerous goods notification message (IFTDGN).
1.2. Field of Application
The Dangerous cargo list 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.
The Dangerous Cargo List corresponds to IMO FAL Form 7 (in preparation), which always has to be on board of the vessel.
An agent in the following port of call uses the Dangerous Cargo List to draw up the IFTDGN message (Dangerous Goods Notification) to the responsible authorities in order to report the goods discharged, loaded or in transit.
A shipping agent in a port of loading sends the Dangerous Cargo List message to all the agents of the same shipping line in the subsequent ports of call. In turn, a shipping agent in the following port of call makes up an additional Dangerous Cargo List for the dangerous goods loaded in that port, to be communicated to the agents in the ports called thereafter.
More than one Dangerous Cargo List can exist for one vessel in case of a consortium.
Sometimes the Dangerous Cargo list is sent from agent to agent via the carrier (shipowner).
The following guidelines, rules and functionality apply to the message:
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 cargo list message is IFTIAG.
Note: Dangerous cargo list 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. Update (change or replace) messages can be accommodated using Message function code together with the Reference to the previous message (in RFF segment) quoting the document/message number of the message being updated by this message.
0030 CNT, Control total
A segment to specify the number of equipment in the message, explicitly given by the sender.
0040 FTX, Free text
A segment to specify free form or processable supplementary information.
0050 RFF, Reference
A segment to express a reference which applies to an entire message. Note: when this segment contains a reference to a previous message which will be updated (or changed or replaced), it shall be used in conjunction with data element 1225 in the BGM segment.
A group of segments to indicate the details of the movement of dangerous goods such as means of transport and arrival date/times.
0070 TDT, Details of transport
A segment to indicate the transport information related to the visit of a means of transport in the port (main transport).
0080 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to indicate the sailing date.
0090 CTA, Contact information
A segment to identify the master of the vessel.
A group of segments to identify locations related to the place of origin of the dangerous cargo list, ports of loading, discharge and calls.
0110 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to indicate locations related to the shipment and arrival of a consignment or a segment to indicate locations related to the place of origin of the dangerous cargo list. The locations to be qualified: - Port where dangerous cargo list was made - Place/port of loading - Place/port of discharge (for cargo to be discharged) - Next port of call (for cargo in transit)
0120 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify a party's name, address and function relevant in the specified port. The functions to be qualified: - Carrier's agent
0130 RFF, Reference
A segment to express a reference which applies to the agents in the specified port. Reference to be specified: - Reference of carrier's agent
0140 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to indicate the document/message date/time (i.e. of the Dangerous cargo list) relating to the port where the Dangerous cargo list was made.
A group of segments to specify (groups of) equipment (with guidelines) in which the dangerous goods are transported.
0160 EQD, Equipment details
A segment to specify equipment, equipment size and type used in the transport: e.g. container.
0170 SEL, Seal number
A segment to specify a seal number related to the equipment.
A group of segments to describe a consignment of dangerous goods carried on the specified means of transport.
0190 CNI, Consignment information
A segment to identify the consignment.
0200 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to indicate locations related to the shipment and arrival of a consignment. The locations to be qualified: - Point of origin - Final destination
0210 RFF, Reference
A segment to express a reference for the consignment. References to be qualified: - Booking number - Bill of lading number
0220 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify a party's name and address relevant to the consignment. Functions to be qualified: - Consignor per bill of lading - Consignee per bill of lading
A group of segments to specify a goods item within the consignment.
0240 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. Note: A goods item is a group of goods: - belonging to the same UN Class of dangerous goods - having the same technical name - using the same type of colli
0250 FTX, Free text
A segment to specify processable supplementary information relating to the goods item. Text subject to be qualified: - Description of goods - Special instructions - Packaging information - Packing marking information
0260 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.
0280 DGS, Dangerous goods
A segment to indicate the dangerous goods regulation information, e.g. IMO code, UNDG number, dangerous goods classes, packing group.
0290 FTX, Free text
A segment to specify processable supplementary information relating to the goods item. Text subject to be qualified: - Dangerous goods additional information, e.g. information on supplementary classifications like the Suez Canal class, Singapore class and CFO class - Dangerous goods technical name
0300 MEA, Measurements
A segment to specify the weights of that portion of the dangerous goods item. The transport measurements to be qualified: - Gross weight - Net weight
A group of segments to specify the distribution of the dangerous goods item among the transport equipment.
0320 SGP, Split goods placement
A segment to identify the equipment in which goods are transported e.g. by their prefix and numbers.
0330 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to indicate locations related to the stowage of the goods. Location to be qualified: - Stowage cell
0340 MEA, Measurements
A segment to specify the weights of that portion of the goods item in the transport equipment. The transport measurements to be qualified: - Gross weight - Net weight
0350 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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