SMDG Recommendations

Recommendation # 01: Tier numbering for vessels capable of carrying 10 tiers or more on deck.

Recommendation # 02: Containers with non-ISO identification

Recommendation # 03: Use of COREOR and COPARN for container release

Recommendation # 04: It has been notified by SMDG e.V. Ocean carrier and terminal members that:

  • some vessels were still not updated with the proper version to read at least BAPLIE 2.2 containing VGM.
  • SMDG Ocean carrier require Terminals not yet capable to generate BAPLIE 2.2 to update their systems

All stakeholders are requested to upgrade their loading computers and Terminal Operating Sytems to BAPLIE 2.2 at least that contains VGM 

Recommendation # 05: It has been notified by SMDG   e.V. Ocean carrier and terminal members that some stake holders are still not uptodate with VERMAS1.0 using still preliminary versions.

All stakeholders are requested to upgrade their systems when using VERMAS to VERMAS 1.0

 

Recommendation # 06 This document lists a set of standard Edifact messages that are typically exchanged between a carrier and a terminal, with their underlying use case. (DRAFT)


SMDG  e.V.  recommends to use these messages in their current versions as shown.
This list might be used as “EDI-Appendix” to a contract between a terminal and a carrier.

For each message, the implementation guide is available at www.smdg.org for free download. Contents: 

  1. From a Terminal to a Carrier
  2. From a Carrier to a Terminal
  3. From a Depot to a Container Operator
  4. From a Container Operator to a Depot
  5. Carrier to carrier
  6. Codes to be used

  Please see below draft for example of the objectives. Please contact Mr Vengeon subgroup chairman Business process

  1. 1.    The Terminal shall provide the following data to the Carrier

  

1 Use Case EDI Message Format Remarks
1 Container Movements / Status
1.1 Actual gate-in of full or empty container CODECO 2.1
D.00B
 
1.2 Actual gate-out of full or empty container CODECO 2.1
D.00B 
 
1.3 Actual load of full or empty container COARRI 2.1
D.00B
 
1.4 Actual discharge of full or empty container COARRI 2.1
D.00B
 
1.5 Customs Release given    
1 Stowage planning
1.5 Planned vessel stowage, before vessel arrival BAPLIE 2.2
D.95B
SMDG strongly recommends to upgrade to BAPLIE 3.1
1.6 Final vessel stowage, after vessel sailing BAPLIE 2.2
D.95B
1 Reconciliation
1.7 Terminal Departure Report TPFREP 3.1 TPFREP 3.1 available end 2018
sent after vessel sailing D.00B
  1. 2.    The Carrier shall provide the following data to the Terminal

 

2 Use Case EDI Message Format Remarks
2.1 MT Release pre-advice
Incl. special requirements, if applicable, such as:
             * Foodgrade preparation,
             * Pre-cooling for required temperature,
             * Numerical release
COPARN 2.1
D.00B
 
2.2 Pre-advice
of a full export container approaching for loading
COPARN 2.1
D.00B
COPARN will be sent on container level. The carrier will send updates with each change of the booking
2.3 Discharge order COPRAR 2.1
D.00B
?? days before ETA to be agreed
2.4 Load order COPRAR 2.1
D.00B
?? days before ETD to be agreed
2.5 Reefer Order COPARN ??  
2.6 Dangerous Goods manifest IFTDGN  2.1 IFTDGN is published by Protect Group
2.7 Customs manifest for Import cargo CUSCAR or IFTMCS ?? ?? days before ETA
2.8 Full import container release COREOR 2.0
D.00B
 
2 Stowage planning    
2.9 Stowage instructions MOVINS  2.1 MOVINS 3.0 available in 2019