73th Plenary Meeting – Maasvlakte

SMDG e.V. > 73th Plenary Meeting – Maasvlakte

12.-14. February 2019

Hosted by SMDG e.V.

Executive Summary

1- SMDG e.V. was created taking over previous SMDG scope

The status, were approved by german authorities. We have now all due taxes and commercail authorities numbers for all operational activities. 
The first independent action has been realised with the first independent self sustained Meetings
Action is on going by Jost Müller on the invoicing for 2019 and solving the remaining administration isuues for the payments of 2018 fees. A big commend on mr Müller work solving many admin issues. A big thank also for HLL martin Gnass team for their support. 

2- Important Work on BAPLIE, Movins, TPFREP, IFSAI, Web SERVICE, IOT and Blockchain New sub group:

A- Technical Stream Subgroupsacheived a great work within the short inter plenary session (4 months i/o 6 months usually)
21 DMRs were registered on BAPLIE, MOVINS, IFTMBF, IFSAI, TPFREP. Great presentation were made and high value added discussion were enable by the updated meeting format: Subgroups separations, long sessions up to 3 hours, comprehensive user stories including process, best practices. 

B- Business Process stream  including Business best prcatices, certifications (GEFEG), webservices, IoT and Blockchains presented very impressive work at different stage of maturity.

1 – Best Practices, GEFEG FX: GEFEG representative presented the actual work stage on the GEFEG FX set up with Jost Müller from SMDG e.V. The capabilities are up to requirements to enable a best practices and certification platforms for all EDI messages developped from the officials 95 B or 00 B structure to the latest 19A structures. The First files developped or in developments are: BAPLIE, MOVINS, COPRAR, IFTMBF-BC, TPFREP,  IFSAI:

The tools is also from now on the documenation frame work bases. It enables synchronisation of the data structures through different format. For example, the change requested by IFTMBF sub group under the chair of MSC had also application and impact on all IFTXXX EDI standards and DMRs were prepared as such.

The tool will also enable the implementation of the work of the Best Business practices implementation either by enabling a real contract tual recommendation on VSA EDI exchange agreements by a 3rd party, or by enabling to implement new error messages within the check and certification schema.

Merged with the containermessage subgroups and GEFEG sessions, Mr Vangeon chair of Business Best Practices reviwed all container messages with Mr wauters and their subgroups to lay down the first priciple for the general EDI recommendation for 2020.

2 – Webservice, IoT, Bockchain: Brilliant presentation made by Tamme. Delegates feedback positive on the standard expressed and proof of concept were exposed. Great user stories and solution found. Modern methodology based on scrum. web services is now in position to publish an dimplement the first web services standrds on schedule. Mme Becha presented the status of the sub groups on IoT as chair of the INCEFACT IoT. With Traxens support, IoT acheived great milestones within the process to follow to build up standard. Blockachain held its first meeting with great updates from CGI, ABN AMRO and Port of Rotterdam. Terminals, carriers and 3Pls were represented.

3- Next meeting will be announced by June for fall 2020 with a sight on Singapore

SMDG e.V. will report on the 21 Dmr and the new MIGs from GEFEG FX. It will also make MAJOR update recommendations for UNCEFACT EDI best practices between 95B, 00b and up to 19A.
Update on GEFEG implementation for EDI certification. Discusssion of modality of certifications with members for memebers and non members
New secretary general elections



Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Opening plenary and key note speech – session /Subgroup meeting including process for each subjects

Wednesday, 13 February 2018
Subgroup meeting including process for each subjects

Thursday, 14 February 2018
Sub groups on web services and Future of SMDG e.V. Plenary 


ChairmanAPM Terminals/MaerskBruis Van Driel
Secretarie GeneralIndependentArthur Touzot
Chairman BAPLIE and MOVINSGerman consultantJost Müller
Chairman VERMAS, TPFREP, IFTSAIHapag-LloydMichael Schröder
Member Rep Chairman carrier processCMA-CGMmailto:ant.jvangeon@cma-cgm.com
Chairman of the web serviceshttp://www.onbase.com/Raymond Schraff
Co - Chairman of the web servicesHapag-LloydTamme Bohlen
Chairman Container messagesPSA AntwerpPaul Wauters
Co Chairman SMDG/UN CodesEurogate Container Terminal Hamburg GmbHJasmin Droenner
Block chain ChairpersonCGITom Van Dijk
Institutional members - UNCEFACT TraxensHanane Becha
Institutional members - UNCEFACTSEPIASue Probert
Intitutional memberBICGiordano Guerrini
Intitutional memberGEFEG mbhFathy Abouelsaad
Intitutional memberGEFEG mbhmailto:tayfun.mermer@gefeg.com
Regional Corporate MemberNomura Research Institute, Ltd.Ishii Shinichi
Global Corporate MemberKLUNaouar Elkhadiri
Intitutional memberCGIReinier Beeckman
Regional Corporate MemberportbaseMarcel Coumans
Regional Corporate MemberKockumation GroupHenrik Monberg Carlsen
Global Corporate MemberECT Delta TerminalMarcel Waard
Global Corporate MemberRotterdam World gatewayRobert Roestenburg
MemberMalta Freeport Terminal Ltd.Jesmond Baldacchino
Global Corporate MemberNavisAshish Panda
Regional Corporate MemberNile Dutch Africa LinePeter Van Santen
Regional Corporate MemberHamburg SudMark Lim
GuestGrimaldi LineArno Boots
Global Corporate MemberMaerskHans Rasmussen
Regional Corporate MemberEuconMelissa Clinton
GuestCommodity Supplies AGAshot Arakeljan
GuestIndependent consulatant IT Germanyrainer.hartmann@outlook.com
Regional Corporate MemberHamburg SudThomas Kwast
Regional Corporate MemberHamburg SudPujan Ghanbari
GuestIndependent expertAndre Wolf


Keynote on the Data Standards for International Trade

Sue Probert, Chair of UNCEFACT

Sue Probert gave a remarkable Keynote speach on the effort on data standards for international Trade.
The Historic of Shipping standards was fully describe through the business case of the MultiModal transport (MMT) that manage structure of trade and transport data and coordinates it.

In addition the Business requirement Specification methodology was also exposed as optimum on the standardisation methodology process from user story to document definition for robust standard solutions

Please find below the links of the important documents presented by Sue Probert
Key notes 20180309 SMDG #73 UNCEFACT Global Maritime Standards Nov 2018 S Proberts .pdf
key notes 20180309 SMDG #73 BRS-BSP v0.7 S Probert.pdf

General comment on the AgendaMeeting # 73 was exeptional on:
1 - The Content of the Subgroups and plenary sessions also by
2 - The number and quality of the attendees as well as
3 - Wonderful organisation from
Big thanks to our Treasurer on the funding organisation
1st historical event fully organised and sef financed by SMDG e.V.
Big thanks to all participating members for their lunch participation
Bruis Van Driel,
APM Terminals/Maersk

Arthur Touzot,

General comment on the Agenda 2Meeting #73 is the second SMDG e.V Plenary meeting that enable a large part of the community to level up on SMDG, UNCEFACT, Subgroups works , statutes and organisations.
A lot of work has been acheived in those 3 days with 21 DMRs reviewed and majors advensment on standardisation schema from UNCEFACT to IoT , Blockchain and web services. Please alos have a close look at the UNCEFACT MMT as you review your data structure.
GEFEG presenred its work on the GEFEG FX to build up the documentation and standard certification platforms with great satistactory output
Arthur Touzot,
SMDG e.V. Legal Structure 1New Legal Structure is a German Club "eingetragener Verein".
SMDG was refounded as an "e.v" on 11th of October 2018 by delegates acclamations is effective.
SMDG e.V. would like to thank Mr Jost Müller for his full time benevolent work to enable full registration of the association. Please refer to the legal notice pages for all legal information
Arthur Touzot,

Jost Müller,
SMDG e.V. Legal Structure 2The seats of General Secretary is open for elections in next SMDG #74. By vote of the members, Job descriptions of the organisation including the role of general secretary has been prepared by Jost Müller and is availiable for candiates. Please contact treasurer@smdg.org for details and references. Candidates from Carriers members were recommendedArthur Touzot,

Jost Müller,
SMDG Board
Future meetingsMeeting #74 will be in TBA in fall 2019, format to be announced:
- DMR 19 A/B for IFTMBF, BAPLIE, MOVINS, IFTISAI, TPFREP/ Industry process and communication
- CODE LISTS management (type, country, terminal, depot, handling..)/ Industry process and communication
- Web services
- Blockchain
Main Hosts: APMT, ECT, RWG TBC Network Host: TBC
Board objectives:
- Publish recommendation to update to **A/B forevery format--BP Coprar
- Extend to main shippers and IT/Banking providers SMDG standardisation work: DHL, JOS, ABN/AMRO(BC), finilyse subgroup blockchain
- Extend to Asian carriers and main terminal operators SMDG standardisation work. DPworld, PSA global, Cosco terminal
Jost Müller,
SMDG Board

Technical Stream Subgroups

UN/EDIFACT Directory maintenanceFormal process of DMR has been explained. Main DMR for 19A detailed. 8 weeks before UN/Cefact Forum, DMR have been submitted. This has an impact over meeting #73 schedule. Please see the DMR on going Inside the pdf.Jost Müller,
BAPLIE/MOVINSScope, subgroup members and next items details. Please see subgroup web page for best updates of subgroup members
1/ BAPLIE extension for “agreed number of slots”
2/ Discussion about new version BAPLIE 2.3 referring to code lists
3/ Design of MOVINSv3
- Definition of features
- Message structure (basically inherited from BAPLIEv3)
- Develop guidelines for usage of Edifact groups, segments, composites and data elements
- Definition of new codes
- Finalize Message Implementation Guide
Current Subgroup confirmed
Jost Müller,

CODELIST and BICJasmin made a focus on the rocmmendation that a UNLOC is not a Terminal code. A Terminal code is UNLOC + SMDG Terminal code.
On going inventory of loc codes with geolocalisation framework. Work with BIC
On Going project for the review of JM4 Handling codes. This work is also needed for the work of Jost on Baplie 3.x and Movins 3.x BIC reminded the allocation of Depot Codes and the necessary update of ISO 6336 for the container type to reflect the accurcy needed in digitalisation age.
New methodology used by SMDG on carrier codes to align with BIC SCAC code creating a master code. see presentation
Jasmin Droenner,
Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg GmbH

Arthur Touzot,

Jost Müller,


CONTAINER MESSAGEsee minutes meetings Business process streamsPaul Wauters,
PSA Antwerp

Julien Vangeon,
TPFREPNew version 3.0 is in work.
All changes were approved by UN/CEFACT, details on the PPT presentation.
MIG is in work in the IFTSAI subgroup.
Details for the MIG discussed in workgroup meeting:
>> Glossary for definition of terms will be added to MIG:
Vessel Operator, VSA Partner, incoming vs outgoing voyage
Which qualifier to be used for voyage number:TDT+20+Export number or RFF+VON or =>
>> explain on separate document the usage !

Which qualifier for the Call Reference ID: RFF+ or ???
> SMDG Carrier Code List mandatory, not optional
> use RFF+ATZ for Call Reference ID not RFF+CRN
> FTX+AUY Service code or Name= "based on mutual agreement"
>> new CODE LIST needed for Delay Reason Codes!
> use codes PORT and STBD for side of the vessel in de1153
> de8179 both codes for "ship" and "ocean vessel" needed ?
> EQD/EQN: do not show AN4 in the comment. Show examples and refer to ISO6346 and possibly the %% wildcard
> SG11 NAD mention the word Co-Loader also (or just VSA Partner?)
> what is LOC+153 ?
Michael Schröder,
IFTSAINew version 4.1 is in work.
All changes were approved by UN/CEFACT, details on the PPT presentation.
Michael Schröder,

Business Process stream
SMDG/ UN/Edifact Business Process efficiency
Comment on BP 1-2-4 The essence and sens of SMDG:
Julien Vangeon is taking over the initiative lauched in SMDG #66 on business process by Ann-Christin Fröhmcke to take it further under the vigourous demand of ZIM.
The objectives is to recommend versions and best process of use and Business It implemenation.
The Demand is to stream line and clean the industry of the substandards in use. Vigourous debate on the proposal on 95B - 00B 19A...No good answer.
The proposal of work ahead from Julien would be to run the process throught coprar as it is a key optimization factor today in the EDI chain for load list consolidation.
The Secretary general made the point that:
1/ a standard is a standard only if it can be checked at any point of time by a standard scale. GEFEG to provide the platform for it
2/ A standard is a standrd only if it is used. The point of SMDG is to enable partners to synchronise their develpment effort with practical solutions. The time of the update and cost is more an issue than the cost as is. It coiuld be done and considered as the new IMO DAGO where major release are done every 1 year with optional / Beta implemetation on the first year- mandatory compatibility on the second...

Julien to work with Paul, GEFEG and his subgroup and present a Business implementation package for COPRAR efficiency implemenation. CtoC, CTV, VTOC, TTOT, CTOT, TOC flow to and process to analyse, best prcatice and error message to inventory and integrate with GEFEG
Paul Wauters,
PSA Antwerp

Julien Vangeon,

BAPLIE/COPRAR GEFEG validation platform SMDGA fair agreement form frm GEFEG has been proposed. Board to discuss but Tresurer and Vice Chairman ok on the terms and started the further exchange pending final board approval. Solution part of the Above recommendation in building by JulienFathy Abouelsaad,

Tayfun Merme,

Julien Vangeon,

Arthur Touzot,

Jost Müller,
Web ServiceVery active and deep knownlage new group rose in an impresseive session on web sevices and standardisation implementation recommendation.
Big thanks to Hapag-Lloyd team that came as well as Ray Shraft Hyland team for their expertise
It gave the full meanning of what SMDG e.V. is about and is inspiring SMDG e.V. reach to blockchain
to IoT and to blockchain.
All documentation availaible on demande as well as participation to subgroup chat contact Tamme
· Presented first Web Service API Pilot concept
· Swagger Editor Introduction
· Introduced plan to implement API Portal for the SMDG website
· Discussed possible use cases to be implemented for the first active pilot
· Agreed on Vessel Schedule web service API to be developed and implemented as first pilot
Involved parties are PSA Antwerp, Portbase, Eurogate and Hapag-Lloyd
Tamme Bohlen,

Raymond Schraff,
Hyland Software, LLC., Westlake, OH
IoTMme Becha, presented the resuts and organisation of UNCEFACT IoT chair. It detailed the mecahnism to ellaborate stnadradisation illustrating the key note from Sue Probert.

1 / White paper (done)
2/ Business Requirements Specification (BRS)
3/ Requirements Message Specification (RSM)
4/ Standardized message structure based on the MMT Reference Data Model
Current stage: 3-4 18 use cases are identified, business process reference model advanced
Hanane Becha,
BlockchainTom organised blockchain management business case demonstration with ABN Amro and Port of Rotterdam.
The dmonstration was quite convincing. We current stagesaw an element of disruption as per car manufacturing moving chain were the act of take the data is the marker and not the time, or space you are VS you should. It enable also the clear owner of the event and tracking attached to the ledger he generated.
First user stories were overlooked throught different business cases detailed by CGI, ABN amro and port of rotterdam.
The next step is to follow up on the UNCEFACT standardisation schema:

1 / White paper (done)
2/ Business Requirements Specification (BRS) current stage
3/ Requirements Message Specification (RSM)
4/ Standardized message structure based on the MMT Reference Data Model

representation to next UNCEFACT meeting
Tom Van Dijk,




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