Meeting # 71 (Paris)

The 71th SMDG Meeting is hosted from 11-12-13 April 2018 in Paris/ France by BIC, Bureau International des Containers , Bolloré Ports, Atseaconsulting


The Venue was be Hôtel««« Vacances Bleues Business Provinces Opéra: 
36, rue de l’Echiquier – 75010 Paris

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Subgroup meeting
Thursday     12 April 2018 Plenary session
Friday          13 April 2018 Intercompany communications and and process review

Please find the Provisional Agenda here  subject to change upon members requests


Main Topics:

SMDG: looking forward to move on IMO and industry agenda on increasing efficiency of transaction transmission and visibility

1/ Future of SMDG / Status and budget/ Votation on status and Budget 
2/ Advancement on EDI: BAPLIE, MOVINS, IFTSAI, TPFREP, Container Messages norms, vessel data sharing
3/ Web sevices and normalisation of intercompany communications: Best practices 

Meeting Minutes: final

No. Agenda Point/Item Description Action Party Deadline
associated documentation
1 SMDG Legal Structure
New Legal Structure will be a German Club "eingetragener Verein".
The draft status (Satzung) had been distributed before the meeting. It was read in total and agreed, with some small changes.
Next: SMDG Secretary will send out membership application forms to the members.
Status (Satzung) highlights:
- each corporate member has one vote irrespective of company size.
- only members who show up in person at the meeting have a vote
- within the member company, voting and meeting visit can be delegated without notice
- The SMDG board is elected for 3 years and can be extended only once, giving max 6 years as Chair or Secretary. Elected are:
Chairman - Bruis van Driel, APMT HQ
Secretary - Arthur Touzot, NAVIS
Kassenwart - Peter Horstkorte
Auditor - Paul Wauters, PSA Antwerp
Budget proposal
SMDG shortpresentation
2 SMDG e.V.
founding members
Min 7 members are needed according to German legislation. Firm promise from Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, CMACGM, HHLA, Eurogate, PSA Antwerp, Malta Freeport, NAVIS
plus most likely more
3 SMDG Admin - SMDG will provide e-meeting possibility
- in the meantime there should be an average of 3-4 intermediate meetings per subgroup
- minutes of this meeting will be published latest after one month.
- The secretary Arthur will clean up the SMDG website. Proposals for improvement are welcome!
4 SMDG budget New annual membership fee: 1.500 EUR for corporate member, 400 EUR for individual member.
40 corporate members expected in total.
Budget plan 62.000 EUR per year.
Documents on SMDG website will remain free for download, but registration with email address will be required in future.
Terminal Performance Reporting

chair: Michael Schröder
New version 4.1 is in work.
Version 4.1 enhancements will be: New events in vessel timesheet, reporting of Overtime, Lashing Equipment, Landside Power Supply, type of move for cabotage. And differentiate TPFREP Light from Full TPFREP.
Details in ppt presentation.
Chairman presented the Edifact solutions which were already requested at UN/CEFACT to be published in D.18A.

Yoshi offers his support in creating the MIG, which is appreciated.
Lines status: ZIM is rolling out to many terminals, Maersk is starting to roll out, ONE is starting to develop.
 Julien of CMACGM becomes workgroup member.
     TPFREP 41 change summary 11 April 2018.pdf
6 TPFREP community ZIM Line is very interested in TPFREP and to align with other carriers and is also pushing the terminals.
ZIM suggests to establish a "TPFREP User Community" of carriers and terminals in order to exchange best practices and experiences. To start as email distribution, later possibly Chat Room on the SMDG website. 
7 SMDG recommendation:
Set of Standard Messages
Proposal from ZIM:
SMDG should publish a set of standard Edifact messages that are typically used between a carrier and a terminal, along with the latest version. The EDI messages shall be shown in relation to the business processes that they support.
This SMDG recommendation could be used by procurement as EDI-Appendix to a terminal contract.
MSC and CMA and HL are in favour.
Michael will provide a first draft.
Schromi June 2018  
Vessel Schedule

chair: Michael Schröder
Enhancements (both requested by H-L):
- Qualifier for cut-offs  -  already published in D.17A
- Cardinality increased to cover multiple connecting feeder voyages per port  -  already published in D.17B

New request (from H-L, originates from THE ALLIANCE)
- Two new qualifiers in the DTM segment for “estimated arrival time at Pilot” and “actual arrival time at Pilot”
  will be published in D.18A

Yoshi offers his support in creating the MIG, which is appreciated.

ZIM now becomes workgroup member.
     IFTSAI SMDG Meeting Paris 2018-04.pdf
VGM reporting
chair: Michael Schröder
VERMAS has become the world standard for VGM reporting in short time.

No change requests were tabled that justify development of a new version.

Two requests tabled in last meeting were turned down:
- Italy request for new data elements due to new legal requirements (ID of the scale, weighing certificate) was not confirmed.

chair: Jost Müller
Chairman is unhapy about poor implementation progress of BAPLIE 3 world wide. He feels that the considerable project work on BAPLIE 3 is not honored.
However, delegates vote that MOVINS 3 is needed and the project work should be resumed on MOVINS 3 development.
Next workgroup meeting 19 June
Jost 19 June 2018  PRES JOST MULLER baplie Movins 3 smdg 70 paris.pdf
11 Code Lists

chair: Jasmin Drönner
Codes for MT-Release of containers e.g. "Foodgrade"

HHLA will clean up the old ITIGG List which is of poor quality. The initiative is appreciated.
Currently only workarounds are in place.
Sönke and Heidi until next meeting  SMDG_Code_Lists_Items_Agenda_and Minutes_20180411.pdf
12 UN/Locode issues > Known issues with multiple Locodes for the same terminal (one code for the municipal area and another code for the terminal alone)
> New Chinese Locodes for many big ports e.g. Shanghai and Ningbo. Some carriers + terminals are adopting them, others not. No common usage rule in maritime industry.
> which Locode should the SMDG use in their Terminal Code list as reference??
Many issues in daily Edi work.
The UN are addressing the UN/Locode issues in a new workgroup. The SMDG is represented by Jasmin Drönner and Michael Schröder in that workgroup. Next meeting 27 April 2018 in Geneva.
     UN loc Presentation_Meeting_Paris_20180411.pdf
13 BIC reports > Clean up project of BIC inland terminal code list (Global Facilities) is making progress and receiving support from major carriers.

> Boxtech global container database
   contains now 30% of global container fleet (7.7 mio boxes). Including sold boxes, and incl Lessee information.
   Maersk and CMACGM have put their fleet in, HL refuses.
   BIC also talks to NxtPort about Boxtech usage !
> Customs are stricter on penalizing
Shippers Owned containers without alpha-prefix. BIC sees more registrations of new prefixes.
This is welcome by all parties!
ISO9711 standard on stow position Bay/Row/Tier.
The standard is knowingly outdated since more than five years because it allows only 9 tiers on deck. But the ISO still has not found a volunteer to become project lead.

 BoxTech EN2018.pdf

 Registre BIC 2018.pdf

14 EXIS reports > New IMDG Amendment #39 will be published by the IMO end of 2018 as per schedule
> EXIS will provide new version of their Coded Variant List by October 2018
> EXIS offers a Webservice which is used by ML, MSC, CMACGM, ONE.
15 Webservice Standardization
chairs: Ray Schraff, Peter Horstkorte, Michael Schröder
Working group has met twice in Hamburg since last SMDG meeting. Mission, goals and technologies have been discussed.
Separation of concerns is crucial for our success: We have to discuss processes as well as specific interfaces, but we should keep those topics separated.
Technologically, we focus on REST based interfaces (OpenAPI).
Various use cases have been reviewed as potential candidates for a pilot. First pilot will be "Get Container Master Data".   Reference to BIC Boxtec database is made.

Alignment with Multi Modal Transport data model and CCL is aimed at, however there is limited visibility to those models.

Next steps:
- organize a GEFEG.FX training with focus on MMT / CCL (see next item below)
- decide upon pilot web service, describe process and API, provide reference implementation
- extend efforts to review other existing web service APIs

SMDG Webservice Deliverables_v2a

SMDG Guideline Draft_v

16 GEFEG.FX tool This tool is needed to access the MMT Multi-Modal Transport Reference data model, within the CCL Core Component Library of the UN/CEFACT.

GEFEG offers a free training on the tool.
> Training is scheduled in Hamburg for 26 and 27 June
GEFEG 26 + 27 June 2018  
17 GEFEG validation portal for Edifact messages GEFEG: the portal will be free for SMDG members.

Hapag-Lloyd: have many issues with smaller depots, but they will not buy a license. Better solution: The carrier should provide a link to a portal and ask the depot to check their message syntax before sending to the carrier
18 DG bookings between carriers

new workgroup
chair: Stefano Ottonello
MSC has started a new initiative to enhance the standard and to adjust their applications accordingly.

Members: Stefano Ottonello Chairman MSC, Michael Schroeder Member Hapag Lloyd, Vlad Komarov Member ZIM, Pujan Ghanbari Member Hamburg Sud
     IFTMBF SMDG Meeting Paris 2018-04-11.pdf
19 M&R

new workgroup
chair: Stefano Ottonello
Messages DESTIM and WESTIM are outdated and need redesign.
To cover all processes between carrier and repair shop: Esatimate, Rework, Order, Confirmation.

Also repair codes definition.

Members: Stefano OttonelloChairman MSC, Jorn HeerulffMember B.I.C., Yoshi KitoMember E.D.I. Expert Japan Government, Tamme BohlenMember Hapag Lloyd
20 ConRo and RoRo

new workgroup
chair: Stefano Ottonello
Stefano Ottonello Chairman MSC, Henrik Monberg Carlsen Member Kockumation Group, Arthur Touzot Member ATSea Consulting, Yoshi Kito Member E.D.I. Expert Japan Government )      
21 Vessel Profile
in JSON format
No updates because XVELA cancelled their attendance on short notice      
22 Bolloré Port presenation   presenation from our host Bolloré port
22 Next Meeting 09-10-11 October 2018 in Hamburg, hosted by Hapag-Lloyd


Present Attendees

  SMDG Company Contact SMDG meeting 71 Subgroup SMDG meeting 71 plenary SMDG meeting Process day
        11/4/2018 12/4/2018 13/4/2018
1 Chairman APM Terminals Bruis van Driel TBC TBC TBC
2 Secretary General ATSEA Consulting Arthur Touzot yes yes yes
3   ATSEA Consulting Jessica Nielsen yes yes yes
4 Host BIC Jorn Heerulff yes yes yes
5 Chairman VERMAS, TPFREP, IFTSAI Hapag Lloyd AG Michael Schroeder yes yes yes
6 Member Rep Chairman carrier process,  CMA-CGM Julien vangeon yes yes no
7 Chairman BAPLI and MOVINS German consultant Jost Muller yes yes yes
8 Co Chairman SMDG/UN Codes Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg GmbH Jasmin Droenner yes yes yes
10 Chairman of the container message web services and industry requirement for advance process tools  Hyland Software, LLC., Westlake, OH Raymond Schraff yes yes yes
11 Co Chairman Container messages PSA/ Cosmos Paul Wauters yes yes yes
12 Member Japan shipping representative EDI expert  Yoshi Kito yes yes yes
13 Member MSC / MSC LENAVI Stefano Ottonello yes yes yes
14 Member Kockumation Group Henrik Monberg Carlsen yes yes yes
15 Member Traxens  Hanane Becha yes yes yes
16 Member HHLA Container Terminals GmbH Heidi Stemler yes yes yes
17 Member XVELA Wendy Jaramillo yes yes yes
18 Member Bollore terminal caroline guerin yes yes yes
19 Guest SEPIA Sue Probert yes yes No
20 Member Hapag Lloyd AG Bohlen, Tamme yes yes yes
21 Guest  Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Dr Daisuke Watanabe yes yes yes
22 Member German consultant Peter Horstkorte yes yes yes
23 Member Malta Freeport Terminal Ltd. Jesmond Baldacchino yes yes yes
24 Member Malta Freeport Terminal Ltd. Hein Chetcuti yes yes yes
25 Member ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd Ori Ben-Shimon yes yes yes
26 Member Exis Technologies James Douglas No yes yes
27 Member ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd Vlad Komarov yes yes yes
28 Member Particio Alain Ayala yes No No
29 guest GEFEG Fathy.Abouelsaad yes yes yes
30 Guest PSA VTE Renzo Nurchi yes yes No
31 Guest PSA VTE Marco Ravaglia yes yes yes
      number of attendant 29 29 26