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



 UN/EDIFACT

Message Type : IFTICL Version : D Release : 18A Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 1 Date : 2018-05-04 SOURCE: TBG8 Insurance CONTENTS Cargo insurance claims 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 3.2 Message 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 Cargo insurance claims message (IFTICL) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport. 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition This paper provides the definition of the Cargo insurance claims message to be used in fulfilling the requirements of trading partners in the transport chain world-wide, in the interchange of cargo and transport related information using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). The message is for a single consignment and can be used by all modes of transport for the forwarding and transport of goods from any origin to any destination, regardless of route or prevailing commercial practice. This message is exchanged between transport industry participants, insurers, insurance intermediaries, surveyors and loss adjusters. The message conveys single consignment cargo insurance related information, such as details of one single loss, claim or survey and the parties involved. 1.2 Field of application The Cargo insurance claims 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 The message is designed to give enough information to enable the insurer and/or insurance intermediary to start and/or continue the claim agreement process. It is not designed for claim payment as there are other messages for this purpose. - The message conveys information about one single loss, damage, claim, or survey related to one single consignment. Its content could be based on information from the messages IFTMAN or IFTSTA. - A consignment may contain several goods items. - Goods items may or may not be containerised. - A goods item may be transported in one or more containers, and a single container may contain one or more goods items. - One goods item may be related to one or more customs tariff codes. - Goods items related to one customs tariff code may be carried in one or more containers. - Goods items may reflect either the contractual or operational description of the goods. - A party to the movement of the consignment may book or order transport for one or more goods items. - Pre-carriage (advanced haulage) and/or on-carriage (destination haulage) of goods items or equipment within one booking or instruction may take place in different steps, each step specified with its own transport details group. - Equipment may have other types of equipment attached to it, e.g. a temperature control unit attached to a container. - Equipment and/or goods items may be attached to or transported on another load or transport device, which as such may be attached to or transported on yet another load or transport device, e.g. a container on a chassis on a rail-car. - Transport devices, which have the ability of powered movement on their own, are specified in the transport details group. Other load or transport devices are specified as equipment. - The expression of packaging for goods items can be expressed at up to three levels. 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. 3.2 Message terms and definitions A number of generic transport terms are used in this specification, to be described as: * Mode of transport: The method of transport used for the conveyance of goods or persons, e.g. by rail, by road, by sea. * Means of transport: The vehicle used for the transport of goods or persons, e.g. aircraft, truck, vessel. * Type of means of transport: The type of vehicle used in the transport process, e.g. wide body, tank truck, passenger vessel. * Equipment: Material resources necessary to facilitate the transport and handling of cargo. Transport equipment does under the given circumstances not have the ability to move by its own propulsion (e.g. sea container, trailer, unit load device, pallet). * Type of equipment: The type of material used, e.g. 40 feet container, four way pallet, mafi trailer. 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 Cargo insurance claims message is IFTICL. Note: Cargo insurance claims messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 IFTICL 0052 D 0054 18A 0051 UN 00020 BGM, Beginning of message A segment to indicate the beginning of a message and to transmit identifying number and type of the message. 00030 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate a date and time applying to the whole message, e.g. date and time of document issue. 00040 FTX, Free text A segment to specify free form or processable supplementary information, such as reason for delay of delivery or type of storage after discharge. 00050 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to identify a location applying to the entire message, e.g. place of storage after discharge. 00060 Segment group 1: DOC-DTM-EFI-FTX-SG2 A group of segments to identify documents related to the consignment. 00070 DOC, Document/message details A segment to specify a document such as bill of lading, waybill, invoice, etc. 00080 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to associate date and time with the document. 00090 EFI, External file link identification A segment to identify an external file. 00100 FTX, Free text A segment to provide additional information for the document. 00110 Segment group 2: NAD-SG3 A group of segments to identify the document issuer and related contacts. 00120 NAD, Name and address A segment to identify the party's name, address and function. 00130 Segment group 3: CTA-COM A group of segments identifying a contact and its communications related to the party. 00140 CTA, Contact information A segment to identify a person or department within a party. 00150 COM, Communication contact A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom communication should be directed. 00160 Segment group 4: RFF-DTM A group of segments containing a reference and dates which apply to the entire message. 00170 RFF, Reference A segment to express a reference which applies to the entire message such as: the document/message number that is to be updated by this message, bill of lading number, insurance policy number, reference of insurer, insurance intermediary or policy holder, certificate number, unique market reference, etc. 00180 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate date and time relating to the reference, e.g. issue date of bill of lading, cover date of insurance certificate. 00190 Segment group 5: TDT-DTM-MEA-FTX-SG6-SG8-SG9 A group of segments to indicate details of the movement of goods such as mode and means of transport, locations, departure and arrival date(s) and time(s). 00200 TDT, Transport information A segment to indicate information related to a certain stage of the transport, such as mode, means and carrier. 00210 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate departure/arrival date and time. 00220 MEA, Measurements A segment to specify capacity of means of transport. 00230 FTX, Free text A segment to give information related to this leg of transport such as kind of receipt or report of complaints. 00240 Segment group 6: NAD-SG7 A group of segments to identify a party, such as carrier, consolidator or driver. 00250 NAD, Name and address A segment to identify the party's name, address and function. 00260 Segment group 7: CTA-COM A group of segments identifying a contact and its communications related to the party. 00270 CTA, Contact information A segment to identify a person or department within a party. 00280 COM, Communication contact A segment to identify a communication number of a person or department to whom communication should be directed. 00290 Segment group 8: LOC-DTM A gro