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



 UN/EDIFACT

Message Type : IFTRIN Version : D Release : 11A Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 4 Date : 2011-06-29 SOURCE: TBG3 Transport CONTENTS Forwarding and transport rate information 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 4.2 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 Forwarding and transport rate information message (IFTRIN) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport. 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition The function of this message is to request transport rate information and to answer to such a request. 1.2 Field of application The Forwarding and transport rate information 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 may be used: a) to request transport rate information for a specific routing. Certain specific research criteria such as date/time of application, means of transport and type of rate desired may be specified to limit the volume of information requested. b) to answer to such a request, furnishing a list of rates selected in accordance with the selection criteria. c) to request transport additional precision concerning a specific rate. d) to answer to such a request, furnishing the additional information requested. The transport sub-working group (D4) has developed recommendations for a harmonised implementation of this message through its subgroup ITIGG (International Transport Implementation Guidelines Group). Users implementing the message are strongly advised to apply these recommendations, which may be obtained from the D4 secretariat. 2. REFERENCES See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1. 3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS 3.1 Standard terms and definitions See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2. 4. MESSAGE DEFINITION 4.1 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 Forwarding and transport rate information message is IFTRIN. Note: Forwarding and transport rate information messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 IFTRIN 0052 D 0054 11A 0051 UN 0020 BGM, Beginning of message A segment to indicate the type and function of the message and to transmit the identifying number. 0030 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate date(s) and time(s) applying to the whole message. 0040 FTX, Free text A segment to specify free form or processable supplementary information. In computer-to-computer exchanges free form text will normally require the receiver to process this segment manually. 0050 Segment group 1: RFF-DTM A group of segments to specify a reference relating to the whole message and its date and time. 0060 RFF, Reference A segment to express a reference which applies to the entire message, e.g. rate note/commodity item number. 0070 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate date and time relating to the reference. 0080 Segment group 2: LOC-DTM A group of segments to identify the routing and date for the rate information. 0090 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to identify a location, e.g. place of departure/arrival. 0100 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate date(s) and time(s) related to the location. 0110 Segment group 3: NAD-SG4 A group of segments to identify a party and related contacts. 0120 NAD, Name and address A segment to identify the party's name, address and function. 0130 Segment group 4: CTA-COM A group of segments to identify a contact and its communications related to the party. 0140 CTA, Contact information A segment to identify a person or department within the party. 0150 COM, Communication contact A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom communication should be directed. 0160 Segment group 5: TDT-DTM-LOC-RFF-CUX-MEA-SG6 A group of segments to specify the transport and rate selection criteria and to indicate the rate information being provided. 0170 TDT, Transport information A segment to indicate information related to the mode and means of transport, e.g. specific carrier. 0180 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate date(s) and time(s) relating to the transport details. 0190 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to indicate a location relating to the transport details. 0200 RFF, Reference A segment to identify a reference relating to the transport details. 0210 CUX, Currencies A segment to indicate the currency in which the charges/rates are expressed. 0220 MEA, Measurements A segment to indicate an applicable weight or volume. 0230 Segment group 6: TCC-EQN-PCD-QTY-PRI-MOA A group of segments to specify the rate information selection criteria and to indicate the rate information being provided. 0240 TCC, Charge/rate calculations A segment to specify a charge/rate, e.g. freight rate. 0250 EQN, Number of units A segment to specify the number of units to which the unit price/rate applies. 0260 PCD, Percentage details A segment to specify the applicable reduction or surcharge percentage details. 0270 QTY, Quantity A segment to specify a quantity relevant to calculate the charge, e.g. chargeable quantity. 0280 PRI, Price details A segment to specify the price information of the charge. 0290 MOA, Monetary amount A segment to specify the monetary amount related to the charge. 0300 UNT, Message trailer A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message (including the UNH & UNT) and the control reference number of the message. 4.2 Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag) BGM Beginning of message COM Communication contact CTA Contact information CUX Currencies DTM Date/time/period EQN Number of units FTX Free text LOC Place/location identification MEA Measurements MOA Monetary amount NAD Name and address PCD Percentage details PRI Price details QTY Quantity RFF Reference TCC Charge/rate calculations TDT Transport information UNH Message header UNT Message trailer

4.3 Message structure 4.3.1 Segment table Pos Tag Name S R 0010 UNH Message header M 1 0020 BGM Beginning of message M 1 0030 DTM<