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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Container release order message

Version:D
Release:98A
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:5
Date:98-02-23
SOURCE:Joint Transport Group (JM4)

CONTENTS
Container release 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 release order message (COREOR) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

Order to release containers, and giving permission for them to be picked up by or on behalf of a specified party. 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 release 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, Freight forwarder, Inland carrier (copy)

Receiving functions include: Container depot, Inland terminal, Container freight station, Freight forwarder (copy), Inland carrier (copy)

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 release order message:

  • The message contents can be uniquely identified by a combination of the following data elements:
  • ordering customer, coded (NAD)
  • ordering customer agent, coded (NAD)
  • container release reference number (RFF) The ordering customer agent, coded is needed to supplement the unique identification only in the next situation: the agent acts on behalf of several ordering customers issuing the same range of reference numbers for each customer. E.g. the ship's agent acts on behalf of several shipping lines issuing for each shipping line the same range of numbers.
  • One shipping line, one seagoing vessel, one sea voyage number and one shipping agent can be specified on message top level.
  • An indicator for the transport status (i.e., export, import, transhipment or continental) can be completed on container level (EQD-segment).
  • One message may contain several containers identified by their prefix and number or several equipment guidelines for groups of (empty) containers.
  • Inland transport details can be specified for each individual container or can be specified on message level (for all containers in the message); the two options must not be used simultaneously.
  • An inland transport charges reference or a sea booking reference can be specified either on message level (related to all containers in the message) or for each individual container; the two options must not be used simultaneously.
  • The final place of positioning can be included in case of routing via an inland terminal or several container freight stations (for stacking purposes).
  • For each container up to 3 communication addresses can be specified to which a copy of the Container gate-in/gate-out report message is to be sent.
  • For each container details can be specified such as container prefix and number, size/type, loading instructions, special instructions, seals, temperature, dangerous goods and off-dimensions details.
  • A goods item may be detailed, such as number and type of packages, goods description, gross weight, dangerous goods information and special instruction.
  • Goods item information can be related to the corresponding containers by linking the goods item group (GID) to the container details group(s) (EQD) by means of the SGP-segment.

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 indicates 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 release order message is COREOR.

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

Data element0065COREOR
0052D
005498A
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 Container release order.

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: - 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: - release order reference number - container announcement reference number

0070 DTM, Date/time/period

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

0080 Segment Group 2: TDT-RFF-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 inland transport details can be specified.

0100 RFF, Reference

A segment to provide a reference for the liner service, such as: - conference - marketing organization - syndicate - vessel sharing agreement

0110 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to indicate a place/port corresponding to the transport stage, such as final place/port of discharge or port of loading.

0120 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate the arrival date and time relating to the main carriage.

0130 Segment Group 3: NAD-SG4-RFF-DTM

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

0140 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify the party's name and address, and function, such as: - message recipient - message sender - carrier or agent - ordering customer - ordering customer agent

0150 Segment Group 4: CTA-COM

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

0160 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department for contact purposes, such as: - information contact

0170 COM, Communication contact

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

0180 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify a reference used by a party or at an address, such as: - reference at place of collection

0190 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and time relating to the party.

0200 Segment Group 5: GID-HAN-FTX-SG6-MEA-PCI-SG7-SG8

A group of segments to identify details relating to the cargo in a container, together with information on handling requirements.

0210 GID, Goods item details

A segment to identify a goods item. A goods item can be identified by a goods item number.

0220 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to specify handling instructions for the goods item, such as: - hazardous cargo - off-dimensions

0230 FTX, Free text

A segment to describe the goods item.

0240 Segment Group 6: NAD-DTM-RFF

A group of segments to describe the address, reference and date/time for the stuffing or the stripping of the goods item in the containers.

0250 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify an address relating to the goods item, such as: - place of positioning - Customs clearance place

0260 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and time when the container is to be positioned, such as: - requested equipment positioning date/time - ultimate equipment positioning date/time

0270 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify a reference used by a party or at an address.

0280 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify measurements, other than dimensions, applicable to a goods item, such as: - gross weight

0290 PCI, Package identification

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

0300 Segment Group 7: SGP-MEA

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

0310 SGP, Split goods placement

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

0320 MEA, Measurements

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

0330 Segment Group 8: DGS-FTX-MEA-SG9

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

0340 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.

0350 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify supplementary details related to the dangerous goods, such as: - dangerous goods technical name - dangerous goods additional information

0360 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify measurements of the dangerous goods, such as: - net net weight

0370 Segment Group 9: CTA-COM

A segment group to specify contact information including communication details regarding the dangerous goods.

0380 + CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department to be contacted regarding the dangerous goods.

0390 + COM, Communication contact

A segment to specify communication details of the contact specified in the CTA segment.

0400 Segment Group 10: EQD-RFF-TSR-MEA-DIM-TMP-RNG-SEL-FTX-PCD-EQA-

HAN-SG11-SG12 A group of segments to specify details relating to the containers to be released.

0410 EQD, Equipment details

A segment to specify a container, container size and type, and full/empty indication.

0420 RFF, Reference

A segment to specify a reference number relevant to the container, such as: - release number - reference at the place of collection

0430 TSR, Transport service requirements

A segment to specify special instructions and/or services regarding the container, such as seals to be checked, damage to be inspected.

0440 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify measurement, other than dimensions, associated with the container, such as: - tare weight - gross weight

0450 DIM, Dimensions

A segment to specify off-standard dimensions applicable to the container.

0460 TMP, Temperature

A segment to specify the transport temperature setting of a container.

0470 RNG, Range details

A segment to specify the transport temperature range setting of the container.

0480 SEL, Seal number

A segment to identify seal and seal issuer associated with the container, such as shipper, consolidator, carrier (sea) and Customs.

0490 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify processable supplementary information associated with the container, such as: - loading instructions (seagoing vessel) - special instructions (related to inland transport)

0500 PCD, Percentage details

A segment to specify percentages related to the equipment such as percentage humidity.

0510 EQA, Attached equipment

A segment to specify details of any equipment attached to the container, such as: - clip-on unit number

0520 HAN, Handling instructions

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

0530 Segment Group 11: TDT-LOC-DTM

A group of segments to specify details of the inland transport relevant to the collection of the container.

0540 TDT, Details of transport

A segment to specify details of the inland transport associated with the collection of the container.

0550 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to specify a place/port associated with the inland transport, such as: - place of departure - place of arrival

0560 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date/time relating to the inland transport, such as arrival or departure date/time.

0570 Segment Group 12: NAD-DTM-CTA-COM

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

0580 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify a party or other address relevant to the release of the container: - consignee - consignee's agent - place of collection

0590 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate a date and time relating to the party.

0600 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department for the specified party.

0610 COM, Communication contact

A segment to identify the communication number on the EDI-network (e.g. mailbox number) to whom a copy of the Container gate-in/gate-out report message should be sent.

0620 CNT, Control total

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

0630 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
CNT Control total
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DGS Dangerous goods
DIM Dimensions
DTM Date/time/period
EQA Attached equipment
EQD Equipment details
FTX Free text
GID Goods item details
HAN Handling instructions
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
NAD Name and address
PCD Percentage details
PCI Package identification
RFF Reference
RNG Range details
SEL Seal number
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)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─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)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 5 ×999 (C)
├─GID Goods item details ×1 (M)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×9 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─PCI Package identification ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 7 ×999 (C)
├─SGP Split goods placement ×1 (M)
└─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 8 ×9 (C)
──├─DGS Dangerous goods ×1 (M)
──├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
──├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 9 ×9 (C)
────├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
────└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 10 ×9999 (C)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (M)
├─TSR Transport service requirements ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─DIM Dimensions ×9 (C)
├─TMP Temperature ×9 (C)
├─RNG Range details ×9 (C)
├─SEL Seal number ×9 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─PCD Percentage details ×9 (C)
├─EQA Attached equipment ×1 (C)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 11 ×9 (C)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 12 ×9 (C)
──├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (C)
──└─COM Communication contact ×1 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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