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Container discharge/loading order message
This specification provides the definition of the Container discharge/loading order message (COPRAR) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1. Functional Definition
A message to order to the container terminal that the containers specified have to be discharged from a seagoing vessel or have to be loaded into a seagoing vessel.
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 discharge/loading 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.
Business area: Loading and discharging of containers/equipment
Sending functions include: Ship's agent, Liner agent
Receiving functions include: Container terminal, Stevedore
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 discharge/loading order message:
The ordering customer agent, coded is needed to supplement the unique identification only in the following 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.
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 discharge/loading order message is COPRAR.
Note: Container discharge/loading order messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:
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 Loading order, Discharge 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: - change information
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: - container discharge/loading order reference - reference to previous message
0070 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to indicate date and/or time related to the reference.
A group of segments to indicate the main carriage means of transport.
0090 TDT, Details of transport
A segment identifying the voyage of the vessel relevant to the message (main transport).
0100 RFF, Reference
A segment identifying a relevant reference number, such as: - shipping - syndicate - marketing organization - conference code
0110 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to identify a location related to the means of transport, such as: - place of departure/arrival (terminal within the port)
0120 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment identifying a date/time related to the arrival or departure of the vessel, such as: - estimated date/time of arrival/departure
0130 FTX, Free text
A segment giving supplementary information related to the vessel, such as: - transport details remarks
A group of segments to identify a party and related contacts.
0150 NAD, Name and address
A segment to identify the party's name, address, and function, and other addresses, such as: - message recipient - message sender - ordering customer - ordering customer agent
A group of segments to identify a contact and its communications related to the party.
0170 CTA, Contact information
A segment to identify a person or department of a message sender and/or message recipient, such as: - information contact
0180 COM, Communication contact
A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom communication should be directed.
0200 EQD, Equipment details
A segment identifying a container, container size/type. The equipment status may be e.g. import, export, transhipment, shifter.
0210 RFF, Reference
A segment identifying a relevant reference number, such as: - container sequence number - upper equipment serial number of range - lower equipment serial number of range - carrier agent's reference numbers - shipping syndicate - marketing organization - container prefix - first part of container number
0220 EQN, Number of units
A segment to specify the number of containers in one guideline that meets the same equipment details information.
0230 TMD, Transport movement details
A segment to indicate a Full Container Load (FCL) or a Less than Full Container Load (LCL).
0240 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to identify a date/time related to the equipment, such as: - actual arrival/departure date/time - CSC expiration date (International Convention for Safe Containers)
0250 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment to identify a location or country related to the equipment, such as: - stowage cell - (final) place/port of discharge - transhipment place - place of delivery - country of origin/destination
0260 MEA, Measurements
A segment specifying a physical measurement related to the equipment, such as: - gross weight
0270 DIM, Dimensions
A segment specifying physical dimensions related to the equipment, such as: - gross dimensions - off standard dimension general - off standard dimension left - off standard dimension right - off standard dimension back - off standard dimension front
0280 TMP, Temperature
A segment which identifies the transport temperature setting of the container.
0290 RNG, Range details
A segment to specify the transport temperature range setting of the container.
0300 SEL, Seal number
A segment identifying a seal number related to the equipment.
0310 FTX, Free text
A segment to specify supplementary information related to the equipment, such as: - blockade reason - government inspection service - container loading remarks - container remarks - container order information - additional remarks concerning the container - container safety convention plate - continuous examination program (ACEP)
0320 PCD, Percentage details
A segment to specify percentages related to the equipment such as percentage humidity.
0330 DGS, Dangerous goods
A segment to identify the UN-number and the class of the dangerous goods loaded in the container.
0340 EQA, Attached equipment
A segment to identify clip-on units, such as: - generator sets
0350 HAN, Handling instructions
A segment to specify handling instructions related to the container equipment.
A group of segments to specify the planned on-carriage details in case this message is a discharge order message.
0370 TDT, Details of transport
A segment identifying the on-carriage transport details of the mode, means of transport by which the container will depart after being discharged.
0380 RFF, Reference
A segment identifying a relevant reference number, such as: - shipping line - syndicate - marketing organization - conference code
0390 LOC, Place/location identification
A segment identifying locations related to the transport details, such as: - place of departure
0400 DTM, Date/time/period
A segment to specify a date/time relating to the on-carriage transport, such as arrival or departure date/time.
0410 NAD, Name and address
A segment to specify a related address or party, such as: - container operator
0420 CNT, Control total
A segment to specify the number of containers in the message, explicitly given by the sender.
0430 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)
4.3. Message structure
4.3.1. Segment table
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