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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Container stuffing/stripping order message

Version:D
Release:97A
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:3
Date:96-12-13
SOURCE:Joint Transport Group (JM4)

CONTENTS
Container stuffing/stripping 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. Data segment clarification
    2. Data segment index (alphabetical sequence)
    3. Message structure
      1. Segment table

For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.6, 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 stuffing/stripping order message (COSTOR) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

Order that specified goods/consignments are to be stuffed into (already or still to be delivered) or stripped from LCL-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 stuffing/stripping 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

Receiving functions include: 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 stuffing/stripping order message:


2. REFERENCES

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS


3.1. Standard 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 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 stuffing/stripping order message is COSTOR.

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

Data element0065COSTOR
0052D
005497A
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/message name, coded), such as Stuffing order, Stripping order.

0030 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate 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: - stuffing/stripping order reference number - carrier's agent reference number - reference to previous message - reference at return address

0070 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate date and/or time related to the reference.

0080 Segment Group 2: TDT-LOC-DTM

A group of segments to identify vessel and voyage details relevant to the instruction.

0090 TDT, Details of transport

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

0100 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to indicate a place/port corresponding to the transport stage, such as place/port of departure.

0110 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and time relating to the main carriage, such as: - arrival date/time

0120 Segment Group 3: NAD-SG4

A group of segments to identify a party 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 - shipper (importer or exporter) - carrier agent (sea - empty equipment return party

0140 Segment Group 4: CTA-COM

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 for contact purposes, 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.

0170 Segment Group 5: EQD-RFF-EQN-DTM-TSR-LOC-DIM-HAN-SG6

A group of segments to specify (groups of) containers (with guidelines) in which the specified LCL consignments or goods are to be stuffed or the container from which the specified LCL consignments or goods are to be stripped.

0180 EQD, Equipment details

A segment to specify a container, container size and type and other details.

0190 RFF, Reference

A segment to specify a reference relating to the equipment, such as: - upper serial equipment number of range - lower serial equipment number of range - container sequence number - container prefix - reference at place of positioning

0200 EQN, Number of units

A segment to specify the number of containers of the same size and type in case of equipment guidelines.

0210 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date/time relating to the equipment, such as: - ultimate stuffing/stripping date/time - estimated positioning date and/or time

0220 TSR, Transport service requirements

A segment to specify special instructions and/or services regarding the container, such as: off-dimensions, Customs clearance.

0230 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to specify ports or locations associated with the sea transport of a container, such as: - place of discharge - transhipment place

0240 DIM, Dimensions

A segment to specify non-standard dimensions applicable to the container, such as: - external equipment dimensions

0250 + HAN, Handling instructions

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

0260 Segment Group 6: NAD-DTM

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

0270 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify a related address or party, such as: - container operator - final place of positioning

0280 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate the date/time on which the stuffing or stripping action is to take place.

0290 Segment Group 7: CNI-RFF-NAD-SG8

A group of segments to specify information relative to the consignments to be stuffed or stripped.

0300 CNI, Consignment information

A segment to identify a consignment to be stuffed or stripped (consignment number).

0310 RFF, Reference

A segment to specify reference numbers for the consignment, such as: - booking reference number - waybill number - order number

0320 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify party details relative to the consignment, such as: - consignor - consignee - original shipper

0330 Segment Group 8: GID-HAN-TMP-RNG-FTX-DTM-SG9-MEA-PCI-DOC-

SG10-SG11 A group of segments to specify information relative to goods items within a consignment.

0340 GID, Goods item details

A segment to identify a goods item within a consignment.

0350 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to specify handling instructions relating to the goods item, such as: - hazardous cargo - cooled or frozen goods indication

0360 TMP, Temperature

A segment to specify a temperature setting for a goods item.

0370 RNG, Range details

A segment to specify a temperature range setting for a goods item.

0380 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify the goods description of the goods item, and any special instructions, such as: - description of goods - stripping instructions - container loading remarks (stuffing)

0390 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date/time relating to the goods item, such as: - expected goods positioning date/time

0400 Segment Group 9: NAD-DTM

A group of segments to specify party details and contacts relative to the goods item.

0410 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify a party relative to the goods item, such as: - consolidator

0420 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify the date/time when goods may be expected to arrive at the place of stuffing or stripping.

0430 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify the weight and/or volume of the goods item.

0440 PCI, Package identification

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

0450 DOC, Document/message details

A segment to specify documents relating to the goods item, such as relevant permits.

0460 Segment Group 10: SGP-MEA

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

0470 SGP, Split goods placement

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

0480 MEA, Measurements

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

0490 Segment Group 11: DGS-FTX-MEA-SG12

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

0500 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.

0510 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify the dangerous goods technical name and additional free form dangerous goods instructions.

0520 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify the weight and/or volume of dangerous goods.

0530 Segment Group 12: SGP-MEA

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

0540 SGP, Split goods placement

A segment to identify a container in which the dangerous goods item is (to be) transported.

0550 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify the weight of the dangerous goods in the container.

0560 CNT, Control total

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

0570 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)

BGM Beginning of message
CNI Consignment information
CNT Control total
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DGS Dangerous goods
DIM Dimensions
DOC Document/message details
DTM Date/time/period
EQD Equipment details
EQN Number of units
FTX Free text
GID Goods item details
HAN Handling instructions
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
NAD Name and address
PCI Package identification
RFF Reference
RNG Range details
SGP Split goods placement
TDT Details of transport
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 Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 3 ×9 (M)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 4 ×9 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 5 ×999 (M)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─EQN Number of units ×1 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─TSR Transport service requirements ×9 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
├─DIM Dimensions ×9 (C)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 6 ×9 (C)
──├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
──└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 7 ×999 (M)
├─CNI Consignment information ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 8 ×999 (C)
──├─GID Goods item details ×1 (M)
──├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
──├─TMP Temperature ×9 (C)
──├─RNG Range details ×9 (C)
──├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
──├─Segment Group 9 ×9 (C)
──├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
──└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
──├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
──├─PCI Package identification ×9 (C)
──├─DOC Document/message details ×9 (C)
──├─Segment Group 10 ×999 (C)
──├─SGP Split goods placement ×1 (M)
──└─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 11 ×9 (C)
────├─DGS Dangerous goods ×1 (M)
────├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
────├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
────└─Segment Group 12 ×999 (C)
──────├─SGP Split goods placement ×1 (M)
──────└─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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