United Nations Directories
for Electronic Data Interchange for
Administration, Commerce and Transport


Message Type : BMISRM Version : D Release : 11A Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 2 Date : 2011-06-29 SOURCE: TBG3 Transport CONTENTS Bulk marine inspection summary report message 0. INTRODUCTION 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition 1.2 Field of application 1.3 Principles 2. REFERENCES 3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS 3.1 Standard terms and definitions 4. MESSAGE DEFINITION 4.1 Segment clarification 4.1.1 Header section 4.1.2 Detail section 4.2 Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag) 4.3 Message structure 4.3.1 Segment table --------------------------------------------------------------------------- For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.3, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0. INTRODUCTION This specification provides the definition of the Bulk marine inspection summary report message (BMISRM) 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 from an inspection company to bulk cargo buyers and sellers, ship and barge owners, agents, or customs, identifying significant transport dates and times, as well as cargo quality and quantity information. 1.2 Field of application The Bulk marine inspection summary report 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 This message summarizes the flow of bulk marine cargo between seller and buyer as monitored by an inspection company, and is used for loss control. This message may also be used to replace the functions covered by time log information, certificate of analysis, and voyage analysis information as related to loss control and payment approval. This message can also be used to: - identify vessels, barges, tugs, ports and terminals, and associated voyage numbers - specify transportation details such as, docking dates and times, sea valve numbers, and vessel experience factors