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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Container pre-notification message

Version:D
Release:98B
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:5
Date:98-08-25
SOURCE:Joint Transport Group (JM4)

CONTENTS
Container pre-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:
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 pre-notification message (COPINO) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

A message by which an inland carrier notifies of the delivery or pick-up of 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 pre-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

Business area: Pre- and on-carriage transport of containers/equipment

Sending functions include: Inland carrier

Receiving functions include: Container depot, Inland terminal, Container freight station, Container terminal, Carrier's agent, Forwarder, Shipper, Consignee

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 pre-notification message:

  • The message contents can be uniquely identified by a combination of the following message top level data elements:
  • operating inland carrier, coded (TDT)
  • mode of transport (TDT)
  • inland voyage number/indication (TDT)
  • The container announcement reference (being the release order reference or acceptance order reference), in combination with:
  • the Ordering customer, coded,
  • the Agent of the ordering customer can be used to refer to information in the Container announcement message.
  • An extraction of this message can be sent to the Ordering customer (agent) of the Container announcement, e.g. Shipping agent, Logistic center and Freight forwarder, for their information. The Container pre-notification will be split up in as many messages as there are different Ordering customers (agent) of the Container announcement message.
  • A message is to be set up for each road conveyance, track (rail) or call (inland waterways) of a means of inland transport.

The expected arrival date and time can be given once (on message top level) for the means of transport as a whole.

  • One message may contain several containers.
  • For each container its size and type can be specified, including prefix and number if known.
  • If the container prefix and number is unknown, a supplementary container reference (Container sequence number) is used to identify a container (group) in the message.
  • An indicator for the transport status (i.e. export, import, transhipment or continental) is to be completed on container level (EQD-segment).
  • Main transport details can be specified for each individual container. (Note: The inland transport is on message level in the COPINO as the inland transport means is being pre-notified to arrive to either pick-up or deliver containers for or from different main-carriages.)
  • The final place of positioning can be included in case of routing via an inland terminal or several container freight stations (for stacking purposes).
  • The temperature and dangerous goods information can be specified for each goods item which 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 pre-notification message is COPINO.

Note: Container pre-notification messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065COPINO
0052D
005498B
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 Pick-up notice, Arrival notice.

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: - 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 - container pre-notification 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 indicate details of the movement of containers by inland carriers, such as mode and means of transport, arrival date and time.

0090 TDT, Details of transport

A segment to indicate information related to the inland transport stage (road, rail or inland water), such as mode, voyage number/indication inland transport, identification and type of transport means and inland carrier.

0100 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to indicate a location at which the means of transport is to arrive.

0110 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate the arrival date and time of an inland means of transport, such as: - arrival date/time, estimated

0120 Segment Group 3: NAD-SG4

A group of segments to identify a party and/or addresses 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

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 of a message sender and/or message recipient, 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: GID-HAN-TMP-RNG-SGP-SG6

A group of segments to describe the goods items (to be) stuffed in containers.

0180 GID, Goods item details

A segment to identify a goods item (to be) stuffed in containers. A goods item can be identified by a goods item number.

0190 HAN, Handling instructions

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

0200 TMP, Temperature

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

0210 RNG, Range details

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

0220 SGP, Split goods placement

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

0230 Segment Group 6: DGS-FTX-SG7

A segment group to specify dangerous goods.

0240 DGS, Dangerous goods

A segment to indicate the dangerous goods regulations for the corresponding mode of transport, class of dangerous goods, and dangerous goods code.

0250 FTX, Free text

A segment to specify the proper shipping name of the dangerous goods.

0260 Segment Group 7: CTA-COM

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

0270 CTA, Contact information

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

0280 COM, Communication contact

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

0290 Segment Group 8: EQD-RFF-EQN-MEA-DIM-FTX-PCD-SEL-EQA-HAN-SG9-

NAD A group of segments to specify containers in which goods are

0300 EQD, Equipment details

A segment to specify a container, size and type used in the transport and full/empty indication; also to specify the type of rail car on which a related container is transported.

0310 RFF, Reference

A segment to specify the identifying number associated with the container, such as: - container sequence number - container announcement reference number - referring container sequence number - release order reference number - acceptance order reference

0320 EQN, Number of units

A segment which can be used in case container numbers are not yet known by the carrier.

0330 MEA, Measurements

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

0340 DIM, Dimensions

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

0350 FTX, Free text

A segment to provide processable supplementary information associated with the equipment such as controlled atmosphere particulars.

0360 PCD, Percentage details

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

0370 SEL, Seal number

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

0380 EQA, Attached equipment

A segment to identify related container and means of transport details (rail), such as: - rail car (to relate to the 'rail car'-qualified EQD-group)

0390 HAN, Handling instructions

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

0400 Segment Group 9: TDT-LOC-DTM

A group of segments to indicate details of the movement of containers by sea, such as mode and means of transport, arrival date and time.

0410 TDT, Details of transport

A segment to indicate information related to the main carriage stage of the transport (sea), such as carrier or liner service: - main carriage (sea)

0420 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to indicate locations such as (final) discharge ports: - final place or port of discharge

0430 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date/time relating to the transport stage.

0440 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify a related address or party, such as: - ordering customer (for container announcement) - agent/representative of the ordering customer (for container announcement) - final place of positioning

0450 CNT, Control total

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

0460 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
EQN Number of units
FTX Free text
GID Goods item details
HAN Handling instructions
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
NAD Name and address
PCD Percentage details
RFF Reference
RNG Range details
SEL Seal number
SGP Split goods placement
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 ×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 (C)
├─GID Goods item details ×1 (M)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
├─TMP Temperature ×9 (C)
├─RNG Range details ×9 (C)
├─SGP Split goods placement ×999 (C)
└─Segment Group 6 ×9 (C)
──├─DGS Dangerous goods ×1 (M)
──├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 7 ×9 (C)
────├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
────└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 8 ×999 (M)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─EQN Number of units ×1 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─DIM Dimensions ×9 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─PCD Percentage details ×9 (C)
├─SEL Seal number ×9 (C)
├─EQA Attached equipment ×1 (C)
├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 9 ×9 (C)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─NAD Name and address ×9 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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