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


Message Type : COPINO Version : D Release : 14A Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 11 Date : 2014-04-30 SOURCE: TBG3 Transport CONTENTS Container pre-notification 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 Container pre- notification message (COPINO) 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 by which an inland carrier notifies of the delivery or pick-up of containers. This message is part of a total set of container-related messages. These messages serve to facilitate the intermodal handling of containers by streamlining the information exchange. The business scenario for the container messages is clarified in a separate document, called: 'Guide to the scenario of EDIFACT container messages'. 1.2 Field of application The Container pre-notification 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 Business area: Pre- and on-carriage transport of containers/equipment Sending functions include: Inland carrier Receiving functions include: Container depot, Inland terminal, Container freight station, Container terminal, Carrier's agent, Forwarder, Shipper, Consignee In the context of the 'Guide to the scenario of EDIFACT container messages' (as referred to at the start of section 1) the following guidelines, rules and functionality apply to this Container pre- notification message: * The message contents can be uniquely identified by a combination of the following message top level data elements: - operating inland carrier, coded (TDT) - mode of transport (TDT) - inland voyage number/indication (TDT) * The container announcement reference (being the release order reference or acceptance order reference), in combination with: - the Ordering customer, coded, - the Agent of the ordering customer can be used to refer to information in the Container announcement message. * An extraction of this message can be sent to the Ordering customer (agent) of the Container announcement, e.g. Shipping agent, Logistic center and Freight forwarder, for their information. The Container pre-notification will be split up in as many messages as there are different Ordering customers (agent) of the Container announcement message. * A message is to be set up for each road conveyance, track (rail) or call (inland waterways) of a means of inland transport. The expected arrival date and time can be given once (on message top level) for the means of transport as a whole. * One message may contain several containers. * For each container its size and type can be specified, including prefix and number if known. * If the container prefix and number is unknown, a supplementary container reference (Container sequence number) is used to identify a container (group) in the message. * An indicator for the transport status (i.e. export, import, transhipment or continental) is to be completed on container level (EQD-segment). * Main transport details can be specified for each individual container. (Note: The inland transport is on message level in the COPINO as the inland transport means is being pre-notified to arrive to either pick-up or deliver containers for or from different main- carriages.) * The final place of positioning can be included in case of routing via an inland terminal or several container freight stations (for stacking purposes). * The temperature and dangerous goods information can be specified for each goods item which can be related to the corresponding containers by linking the goods item group (GID) to the container details group(s) (EQD) by means of the SGP segment. 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. 00010 UNH, Message header A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Container pre-notification message is COPINO. Note: Container pre-notification messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 COPINO 0052 D 0054 14A 0051 UN 00020 BGM, Beginning of message A segment to indicate the beginning of a message and to transmit identifying number and the further specification of the message type (in data element 1001: Document name code), such as Pick-up notice, Arrival notice. 00030 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate a date and/or time applying to the whole message, such as date and time of document or message issue. 00040 FTX, Free text A segment to specify free form or processable supplementary information, such as: - change information 00050 Segment group 1: RFF-DTM A group of segments to specify a reference relating to the whole message, and its date and/or time. 00060 RFF, Reference A segment to express a reference which applies to the entire message, such as: - reference to previous message - container pre-notification reference number 00070 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate date and/or time related to the reference. 00080 Segment group 2: TDT-DTM-RFF-SG3 A group of segments to indicate details of the movement of containers by inland carriers, such as mode and means of transport, arrival date and time. 00090 TDT, Transport information A segment to indicate information related to the inland transport stage (road, rail or inland water), such as mode, voyage number/indication inland transport, identification and type of transport means and inland carrier. 00100 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate the date(s) and time(s) related to the inland transport. 00110 RFF, Reference A segment to specify an additional reference related to transport details. 00120 Segment group 3: LOC-DTM A group of segments to indicate locations at which the inland means of transport is to arrive. 00130 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to indicate locations such as place or port of arrival. 00140 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate the arrival date and time of an inland means of transport, such as: - arrival date/time, estimated 00150 Segment group 4: NAD-SG5 A group of segments to identify a party and/or addresses and related contacts. 00160 NAD, Name and address A segment to identify the party's name and address, and function, such as: - message recipient - message sender 00170 Segment group 5: CTA-COM A group of segments to identify a contact and its communications related to the party. 00180 CTA, Contact information A segment to identify a person or department of a message sender and/or message recipient, such as: - information contact 00190 COM, Communication contact A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom communication should be directed. 00200 Segment group 6: GID-HAN-SG7-SG8-SGP-SG9 A group of segments to describe the goods items (to be) stuffed in containers. 00210 GID, Goods item details A segment to identify a goods item (to be) stuffed in containers. A goods item can be identified by a goods item number. 00220 HAN, Handling instructions A segment to specify handling instructions relating to the goods item, such as: - hazardous cargo 00230 Segment group 7: TMP-RNG A segment group to identify transport related temperature settings. 00240 TMP, Temperature A segment to specify a temperature setting for a goods item. 00250 RNG, Range details A segment to specify a temperature range setting for a goods item. 00260 Segment group 8: DOC-DTM-LOC A group of segments to specify documents related to the goods item. 00270 DOC, Document/message details A segment to indicate a document relat