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Container pre-notification message
This specification provides the definition of the Container pre-notification message (COPINO) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1. Functional Definition
A message by which an inland carrier notifies of the delivery or pick-up of 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 pre-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.
1.3. | Principles
Business area: Pre- and on-carriage transport of containers/equipment
Sending functions include: Inland carrier
Receiving functions include: Container depot, Inland terminal, Container freight station, Container terminal, Carrier's agent, Forwarder, Shipper, Consignee
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 pre-notification message:
The expected arrival date and time can be given once (on message top level) for the means of transport as a whole.
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 Container pre-notification message is COPINO.
Note: Container pre-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 a message and to transmit identifying number and the further specification of the message type (in data element 1001: Document/message name, coded), such as Pick-up notice, Arrival notice.
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: - change information
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: - reference to previous message - container pre-notification reference number
0070 + DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to indicate date and/or time related to the reference.
A group of segments to indicate details of the movement of containers by inland carriers, such as mode and means of transport, arrival date and time.
0090 TDT, Details of transport
A segment to indicate information related to the inland transport stage (road, rail or inland water), such as mode, voyage number/indication inland transport, identification and type of transport means and inland carrier.
0100 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to indicate a location at which the means of transport is to arrive.
0110 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to indicate the arrival date and time of an inland means of transport, such as: - arrival date/time, estimated
A group of segments to identify a party and/or addresses and related contacts.
0130 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify the party's name and address, and function, such as: - message recipient - message sender
A group of segments to identify a contact and its communications related to the party.
0150 CTA, Contact information
A segment to identify a person or department of a message sender and/or message recipient, such as: - information contact
0160 + COM, Communication contact
A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom communication should be directed.
A group of segments to describe the goods items (to be) stuffed in containers.
0180 GID, Goods item details
A segment to identify a goods item (to be) stuffed in containers. A goods item can be identified by a goods item number.
0190 HAN, Handling instructions
A segment to specify handling instructions relating to the goods item, such as: - hazardous cargo
0200 TMP, Temperature
A segment to specify a temperature setting for a goods item.
0210 RNG, Range details
A segment to specify a temperature range setting for a goods item.
0220 SGP, Split goods placement
A segment to identify the containers in which goods are transported.
0230 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.
A group of segments to specify containers in which goods are transported.
0250 EQD, Equipment details
A segment to specify a container, size and type used in the transport and full/empty indication; also to specify the type of rail car on which a related container is transported.
0260 | RFF, Reference
A segment to specify the identifying number associated with the container, such as: - container sequence number - container announcement reference number - referring container sequence number - release order reference number - acceptance order reference
0270 EQN, Number of units
A segment which can be used in case container numbers are not yet known by the carrier.
0280 MEA, Measurements
A segment to specify measurement, other than dimensions, associated with the container, such as: - gross weight
0290 DIM, Dimensions
A segment to specify dimensions applicable to the container, such as: - external equipment dimensions
0300 SEL, Seal number
A segment to identify seal and seal issuer associated with the container, such as shipper, consolidator, carrier (sea) and Customs.
0310 EQA, Attached equipment
A segment to identify related container and means of transport details (rail), such as: - rail car (to relate to the 'rail car'-qualified EQD-group)
A group of segments to indicate details of the movement of containers by sea, such as mode and means of transport, arrival date and time.
0330 | TDT, Details of transport
A segment to indicate information related to the main carriage stage of the transport (sea), such as carrier or liner service: - main carriage (sea)
0340 | LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to indicate locations such as (final) discharge ports: - final place or port of discharge
0350 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to specify a date/time relating to the transport stage.
0360 NAD, Name and address
A segment to specify a related address or party, such as: - ordering customer (for container announcement) - agent/representative of the ordering customer (for container announcement) - final place of positioning
0370 CNT, Control total
A segment to specify the number of containers in the message, explicitly given by the sender.
0380 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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