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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Container stuffing/stripping confirmation message

Version:D
Release:98A
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:4
Date:98-02-23
SOURCE:Joint Transport Group (JM4)

CONTENTS
Container stuffing/stripping confirmation 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 confirmation message (COSTCO) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

Confirmation that specified goods/consignments have been stuffed into 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 confirmation 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: Container freight station

Receiving functions include: Shipping agent, Logistic center

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 confirmation 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 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 stuffing/stripping confirmation message is COSTCO.

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

Data element0065COSTCO
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 Stuffing confirmation, Stripping confirmation.

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: - change Information

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: - reference to previous message - stuffing/stripping order reference - (sea) booking reference number

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.

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.

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, address, and function, such as: - carrier agent (sea) - message recipient - message sender

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-DTM-TSR-DIM-SEL-EQA-HAN-NAD

A group of segments to specify stuffed or stripped containers.

0180 EQD, Equipment details

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

0190 RFF, Reference

A segment to provide a reference relating to the equipment, such as: - container sequence number

0200 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify the actual stuffing/stripping date/time.

0210 TSR, Transport service requirements

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

0220 DIM, Dimensions

- off-standard dimensions front - off-standard dimensions rear - off-standard dimensions right - off-standard dimensions left - off-standard dimensions general (including length, width and height) - external equipment dimensions

0230 SEL, Seal number

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

0240 EQA, Attached equipment

A segment to specify attached equipment, such as: - chassis - clip-on units such as generator sets

0250 HAN, Handling instructions

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

0260 NAD, Name and address

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

0270 Segment Group 6: CNI-RFF-SG7

A group of segments to describe a consignment stuffed into or stripped from LCL-containers (Less than Full Container Load).

0280 CNI, Consignment information

A segment to indicate a stuffed or stripped consignment.

0290 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify a reference to an LCL-consignment, such as: - booking reference number (sea transport)

0300 Segment Group 7: GID-HAN-TMP-RNG-FTX-MEA-PCI-DOC-SG8-SG9

A group of segments to describe the goods items of the consignment.

0310 GID, Goods item details

A segment to identify a stuffed or stripped goods item. A goods item can be identified by a goods item number, number and type of packages.

0320 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment to specify handling instructions relating to the goods item, such as: - hazardous cargo.

0330 TMP, Temperature

A segment to specify the actual temperature setting for the goods item.

0340 RNG, Range details

A segment to specify the actual temperature range setting for the goods item.

0350 FTX, Free text

A segment to describe the goods item.

0360 MEA, Measurements

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

0370 PCI, Package identification

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

0380 DOC, Document/message details

A segment to specify a document prepared for a goods item, such as relevant permits.

0390 Segment Group 8: SGP-MEA

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

0400 SGP, Split goods placement

A segment to identify the containers in which goods are (were) transported.

0410 MEA, Measurements

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

0420 Segment Group 9: DGS-FTX-MEA-SG10-SG11

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

0430 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.

0440 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify the dangerous goods technical name and to specify any additional dangerous goods information.

0450 MEA, Measurements

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

0460 Segment Group 10: CTA-COM

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

0470 + CTA, Contact information

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

0480 + COM, Communication contact

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

0490 Segment Group 11: SGP-MEA

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

0500 SGP, Split goods placement

A segment to identify the containers in which the dangerous goods are (were) transported.

0510 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify the net net weight of that portion of the dangerous goods in the equipment.

0520 CNT, Control total

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

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
CNT Control total
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DGS Dangerous goods
DIM Dimensions
DOC Document/message details
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
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)
├─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)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─TSR Transport service requirements ×9 (C)
├─DIM Dimensions ×9 (C)
├─SEL Seal number ×9 (C)
├─EQA Attached equipment ×9 (C)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
└─NAD Name and address ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×999 (M)
├─CNI Consignment information ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 7 ×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)
──├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
──├─PCI Package identification ×9 (C)
──├─DOC Document/message details ×9 (C)
──├─Segment Group 8 ×999 (M)
──├─SGP Split goods placement ×1 (M)
──└─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 9 ×9 (C)
────├─DGS Dangerous goods ×1 (M)
────├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
────├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
────├─Segment Group 10 ×9 (C)
────├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
────└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
────└─Segment Group 11 ×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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