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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Stowage instruction message

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

CONTENTS
Stowage instruction 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 Stowage instruction message (MOVINS) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

A Stowage instruction message contains details of one means of transport vehicle, giving instructions regarding the loading, discharging and restowage of equipment and/or cargoes and the location on the means of transport where the operation must take place.


1.2. Field of Application

The Stowage instruction 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

In the shipping industry the Stowage instruction message can be used between partners involved in the loading and discharging of vessels and other means of transport, like stevedores, shipping lines, tonnage centres, etc..


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 Stowage instruction message is MOVINS.

Note: Stowage instruction messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065MOVINS
0052D
005497A
0051UN

0020 BGM, Beginning of message

A segment to indicate the beginning of the message and to transmit identifying number and type of the message.

0030 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate the date of the preparation of the message.

0040 Segment Group 1: RFF-DTM

A group of segments to specify the document or message to which the current message relates, and related date and time.

0050 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify a reference which applies to the entire message, e.g. reference to previous message.

0060 DTM, Date/time/period

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

0070 Segment Group 2: NAD-SG3

A group of segments to identify a party and related contacts.

0080 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify liner service, carrier, consortium, container terminal or other party.

0090 Segment Group 3: CTA-COM

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

0100 CTA, Contact information

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

0110 COM, Communication contact

A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom communication should be directed.

0120 Segment Group 4: TDT-LOC-DTM-RFF-FTX

A group of segments identifying the means of transport and related details.

0130 TDT, Details of transport

A segment to identify the means of transport and discharge voyage number.

0140 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to identify the locations to which the following information applies.

0150 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate date and time of events in local time, else the time zone must be indicated.

0160 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify the loading voyage number.

0170 FTX, Free text

A segment to transmit general information.

0180 Segment Group 5: HAN-SG6

A group of segments containing information about the equipment and/or goods to be discharged or to be loaded and its (intended) stowage location on board a means of transport.

0190 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to specify the type of handling, e.g. discharging or loading.

0200 Segment Group 6: LOC-RFF-FTX-MEA-DIM-LOC-NAD-SG7-SG8-SG9-

SG10-SG11 A group of segments containing information about the location, the identification and the type of equipment and other details regarding equipment and/or goods to be

0210 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to identify a stowage location relevant to the equipment or goods carried.

0220 RFF, Reference

A segment to give reference numbers on equipment or goods carried (i.e. reference numbers allocated by the carrier for special goods and/or equipment).

0230 FTX, Free text

A segment to transmit the goods description, additional equipment details or other relevant free text.

0240 MEA, Measurements

A segment specifying physical weights related to an equipment detail or a goods item detail.

0250 DIM, Dimensions

A segment to identify off-standard measurements (e.g. overheight, overlength, overwidth, etc.).

0260 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to identify the locations (ports) to which the given information applies.

0270 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify the owner/operator of a particular piece of equipment.

0280 Segment Group 7: TMP-RNG

A group of segments to specify a temperature (and range).

0290 TMP, Temperature

A segment which identifies the temperature setting in relation to an equipment detail.

0300 RNG, Range details

A segment to indicate a minimum and maximum range of temperatures in relation to an equipment detail.

0310 Segment Group 8: EQD-EQN

A group of segments containing information about the number and type of equipment or the identification of the equipment to be loaded or discharged.

0320 EQD, Equipment details

A segment to identify a single piece of equipment or the type and number of equipment to which the following details apply. Only transport equipment size/type coded or plain language is used here to further identify the equipment.

0330 EQN, Number of units

A segment to identify the number of units.

0340 Segment Group 9: EQA-EQN

A group of segments containing information about the number or the identification of attached equipment.

0350 EQA, Attached equipment

A segment to identify the type and/or identification of equipment attached to the main piece of equipment.

0360 EQN, Number of units

A segment to identify the number of units of attached equipment.

0370 Segment Group 10: GID-GDS

A group of segments containing information about the number of packages and kind of goods.

0380 GID, Goods item details

A segment to identify the number of packages of the goods.

0390 GDS, Nature of cargo

A segment to describe the nature of the cargo.

0400 Segment Group 11: RFF-SG12

A group of segments containing information about dangerous cargo.

0410 RFF, Reference

A segment to indicate a reference number allocated by the carrier to a piece of equipment containing dangerous cargo.

0420 Segment Group 12: DGS-FTX

A group of segments to specify dangerous goods and additional information.

0430 DGS, Dangerous goods

A segment which identifies dangerous goods related to an equipment or goods detail.

0440 FTX, Free text

A segment which gives additional information concerning dangerous goods.

0450 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
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DGS Dangerous goods
DIM Dimensions
DTM Date/time/period
EQA Attached equipment
EQD Equipment details
EQN Number of units
FTX Free text
GDS Nature of cargo
GID Goods item details
HAN Handling instructions
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
NAD Name and address
RFF Reference
RNG Range details
TDT Details of transport
TMP Temperature
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 ×1 (M)
├─Segment Group 1 ×9 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 2 ×9 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 3 ×9 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 4 ×3 (M)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×99 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (C)
└─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 5 ×9999 (M)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 6 ×9999 (M)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
──├─RFF Reference ×99 (M)
──├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
──├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
──├─DIM Dimensions ×9 (C)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
──├─NAD Name and address ×99 (M)
──├─Segment Group 7 ×1 (C)
──├─TMP Temperature ×1 (M)
──└─RNG Range details ×1 (C)
──├─Segment Group 8 ×99 (C)
──├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
──└─EQN Number of units ×1 (C)
──├─Segment Group 9 ×99 (C)
──├─EQA Attached equipment ×1 (M)
──└─EQN Number of units ×1 (C)
──├─Segment Group 10 ×9999 (C)
──├─GID Goods item details ×1 (M)
──└─GDS Nature of cargo ×1 (C)
──└─Segment Group 11 ×999 (C)
────├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
────└─Segment Group 12 ×99 (M)
──────├─DGS Dangerous goods ×1 (M)
──────└─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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