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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Dangerous goods notification message

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

CONTENTS
Dangerous goods notification 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:
D94A, D94B, 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 Dangerous goods notification message (IFTDGN) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


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 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

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). Only one handling operation per IFTDGN message can be reported, or a handling operation can be specified per consignment in IFTDGN.

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 -------


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 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:

Data element0065IFTDGN
0052D
005497A
0051UN

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 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and time applying to the whole message, such as date and time of document/message issue.

0040 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

0050 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to report a handling operation to be taken on the hazardous cargo. (Some ports oblige the agents to report only one handling operation of hazardous cargo per IFTDGN message).

0060 Segment Group 1: RFF-DTM

A group of segments to specify a reference relating to the whole message and its date and time.

0070 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

0080 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate date and time relating to the reference.

0090 Segment Group 2: TDT-RFF-LOC-DTM

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.

0100 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

0110 RFF, Reference

A segment to indicate the transport licence reference number(s) of the main transport.

0120 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.

0130 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

0140 Segment Group 3: NAD-SG4

A group of segments to identify a party relevant to the entire message, and its related contacts.

0150 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). e.g.: Message recipient, Message sender, Acknowledgement recipient, Notify party (in case of calamity).

0160 Segment Group 4: CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying a contact and its communications related to the party, e.g. to whom an acknowledgement is to be sent or who is to be contacted in case of a calamity.

0170 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department within a party.

0180 COM, Communication contact

A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom communication should be directed, e.g. e-mail number, telefax number, telephone number.

0190 Segment Group 5: EQD-MEA

A group of segments to specify the equipment in which the dangerous cargo is transported.

0200 EQD, Equipment details

A segment to specify the equipment identification and the equipment size and type of the equipment used in the transport. The equipment to be qualified: - Barge, lighter - Container - Trailer

0210 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify measurements, other than dimensions, associated with the equipment. The measurement to be qualified: - Maximum payload (of the barge)

0220 Segment Group 6: CNI-HAN-DTM-LOC-SG7-SG8-SG10

A group of segments to describe a consignment of dangerous goods carried or to be carried on the means of transport specified before.

0230 CNI, Consignment information

A segment to identify the consignment and to indicate whether the consignment is to be loaded, discharged or in transit.

0240 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to report a handling operation to be taken on the hazardous cargo of the consignment. Some ports allow to report one handling operation of hazardous cargo per consignment in the IFTDGN message.

0250 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

0260 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)

0270 Segment Group 7: TDT-RFF

A group of segments to specify transport details of the consignment.

0280 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

0290 RFF, Reference

A segment to indicate the transport licence number(s) of the pre- or on- carriage transport.

0300 Segment Group 8: NAD-SG9-RFF

A group of segments to identify a party related to the consignment.

0310 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

0320 Segment Group 9: CTA-COM

A group of segments to identify a contact and its communications related to the party.

0330 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or a department within the party.

0340 COM, Communication contact

A segment to identify a communication number of the contact to whom communication should be directed.

0350 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

0360 Segment Group 10: GID-FTX-PCI-SG11-SG12

A group of segments to specify a goods item within the consignment.

0370 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.

0380 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

0390 PCI, Package identification

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

0400 Segment Group 11: SGP-MEA

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

0410 SGP, Split goods placement

A segment to identify the equipment (such as barge identification) in which the goods are transported.

0420 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify measurements of that portion of the goods item in the equipment.

0430 Segment Group 12: DGS-FTX-MEA-LOC-RFF-SG13

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.

0440 DGS, Dangerous goods

A segment to indicate the dangerous goods regulation information, e.g. IMO code, UNDG number, dangerous goods class, packing group.

0450 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

0460 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

0470 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to indicate the cell location on board of the means of transport.

0480 RFF, Reference

A segment by which the declaring party can refer to (a) number(s) of approval concerning exceptions on the existing hazardous goods regulation, obtained from the responsible authority.

0490 Segment Group 13: SGP-LOC-MEA

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

0500 SGP, Split goods placement

A segment to identify the equipment (such as container number, barge identification, trailer identification) in which the dangerous goods is placed and the number of packages in that equipment.

0510 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to indicate the cell location on board of the means of transport, for each equipment in which dangerous cargo is stored.

0520 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify a measurement of that placement in the equipment. The transport measurements to be qualified: - Net weight - Gross weight

0530 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
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DGS Dangerous goods
DTM Date/time/period
EQD Equipment details
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
SGP Split goods placement
TDT Details of transport
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)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 1 ×9 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 2 ×1 (C)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×10 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×2 (C)
├─Segment Group 3 ×9 (C)
├─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 (C)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
└─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×999 (M)
├─CNI Consignment information ×1 (M)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×1 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×4 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×4 (C)
├─Segment Group 7 ×1 (C)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
└─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 8 ×2 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
├─Segment Group 9 ×1 (C)
├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
└─COM Communication contact ×1 (C)
└─RFF Reference ×1 (C)
└─Segment Group 10 ×99 (M)
──├─GID Goods item details ×1 (M)
──├─FTX Free text ×2 (C)
──├─PCI Package identification ×1 (C)
──├─Segment Group 11 ×99 (C)
──├─SGP Split goods placement ×1 (M)
──└─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 12 ×1 (M)
────├─DGS Dangerous goods ×1 (M)
────├─FTX Free text ×9 (M)
────├─MEA Measurements ×9 (M)
────├─LOC Place/location identification ×99 (C)
────├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
────└─Segment Group 13 ×99 (C)
──────├─SGP Split goods placement ×1 (M)
──────├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (C)
──────└─MEA Measurements ×2 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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