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Message Type : DESTIM Version : D Release : 99B Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 3 Date : 1999-09-11 SOURCE: Pan American EDIFACT board CONTENTS Equipment damage and repair estimate 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 4.1.3 Summary section 4.2 Segment index (alphabetical sequence) 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 Equipment damage and repair estimate message (DESTIM) 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 for use by the container repair, shipping and leasing industry. It may be used by a container equipment repair depot to send an owner or user a description of damages to the equipment, as an estimate of the repair actions and costs needed to rectify such damages. A recipient owner may forward the estimate to a lessee. The message may also be used by an owner or lessee as an authorization message to the repair depot to perform the repairs indicated in the estimate, and as an acknowledgment of his willingness to pay for those repairs indicated in the estimate for his account. 1.2 Field of Application The Equipment damage and repair estimate 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 It is envisaged that the Equipment Damage and Repair Estimate Message may be used as follows: 1. By an equipment depot to the owner or lessee of damaged equipment after the equipment has been returned by a lessee, in order to indicate needed repairs and to request authorization to perform repair work. 2. By an equipment owner to a lessee to provide repair cost estimates, and to request the lessee's acknowledgment of willingness to pay costs allocated to lessee's account. 3. By an equipment owner or lessee to a repair depot to give authorization to have the damaged equipment repaired. 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. 4.1.1 Header section Information to be provided in the Header section: 0010 UNH, Message header A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Equipment damage and repair estimate message is DESTIM. Note: Equipment damage and repair estimate messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 DESTIM 0052 D 0054 99B 0051 UN 0020 BGM, Beginning of message A segment to indicate the beginning of a message and to transmit identifying number and type of message. 0030 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate date and time of the event being reported or requested by the message. 0040 X GIS, General indicator A segment to indicate whether the container is damaged and not available for leasing or still available for leasing (i.e. without damages that require repair). 0050 CUX, Currencies A segment to specify various currencies associated with the message such as labor currency, material currency and Damage Protection Plan currency. 0060 RFF, Reference A segment indicating a reference number applicable to the entire estimate, such as customer reference, lease number, etc. 0070 FTX, Free text A segment to specify free form or processable supplementary information (such as coverage of equipment under an Approved Continuous Examination Program [ACEP] complying with the International Convention for Safe Containers [CSC]) that applies to the entire message. 0080 Segment group 1: EQD-DIM-IMD A group of segments to identify equipment-related data, including equipment number, type, size, etc. 0090 EQD, Equipment details A segment to specify equipment-related data, including equipment number, type, size, etc. 0100 DIM, Dimensions A segment indicating the actual dimensions of the equipment, if the size and type is not known. 0110 IMD, Item description A segment to specify material of which the equipment is and other specialized data (such as maximum gross weight, tare weight, etc.). 0120 Segment group 2: NAD-MOA-SG3 A group of segments to identify parties, such as owners, lessors, users, lessees, equipment depots, agents, etc., sending or receiving the estimate. The group also summarizes responsibility for repair costs by party, with a detailed enumeration and allocation of such costs, including labor, tax on labor, materials, tax on materials, subtotal labor and materials, subtotal tax, and grand totals for the estimate. 0130 NAD, Name and address A segment to identify the name, address, and function of parties to whom the estimate is sent. 0140 MOA, Monetary amount A segment used to indicate labor, materials, and tax cost attributable to a party pertaining to the entire estimate. 0150 Segment group 3: CTA-COM A group of segments to identify individuals or departments to whose attention the estimate will be directed. 0160 CTA, Contact information A segment to identify a person or department to whom communications should be directed. 0170 COM, Communication contact A segment to identify telephone, fax, etc. numbers at which the person or department to receive the estimate may be contacted. 0180 | Segment group 4: TDT-DTM-SG5 A group of segments identifying details of the transport, if any, such as carrier, mode and means of transport, locations and related date(s) and time(s). 0190 TDT, Details of transport A segment to specify details of transport such as carrier, the means of transport, voyage number etc. 0200 + DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify date(s) and time(s) associated with the transport details. 0210 + Segment group 5: LOC-DTM A group of segments to specify any location related to the transport details. 0220 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to specify any locations related to the transport details such as ports, terminals, etc. 0230 | DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify date(s) and time(s) related to a location. 4.1.2 Detail section Information to be provided in the Detail section: 0240 UNS, Section control A segment to avoid segment collision. 0250 Segment group 6: DTM-LOC-NAD A group of segments identifying dates and locations of current and previous inspections, and may include the date of the next safety inspection due as required under the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) or the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), if indicated on the equipment. It may also indicate the date and location of manufacture, and name of manufacturer. 0260 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify the date and time of the current or previous inspection, or of manufacture. 0270 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to specify the location at which the event described in the previous DTM occurred. 0280 NAD, Name and address A segment to indicate the name and address of the inspection company, manufacturer, etc. relating to the event described in the previous DTM. 0290 Segment group 7: RFF-DTM-NAD-MOA A group of segments indicating information relating to authorization for repair to proceed and acceptance of responsibility for respective charges for such repairs. The approval number, date, and name and address of the approving party, and the monetary amount authorized are included within the group. 0300 RFF, Reference A segment indicating the authorization number attributable to all or part of the estimate, which is provided by the party. 0310 DTM, Date/time/period A segment indicating the date and time at which the authorization is provided. 0320 NAD, Name and address A segment indicating the name and address of the authorizing party. 0330 MOA, Monetary amount A segment indicating the amount of money authorized to be expended to the account of the authorizing party. 0340 Segment group 8: LIN-DIM-QTY-FTX-SG9-SG10-SG11 A group of segments indicating the type and amount of damage found on the equipment during an inspection, and a description of, and allocation of responsibility for, amount, type, extent, and estimated cost of repairs needed to rectify such damage. 0350 LIN, Line item A segment indicating a number for each damage line-item in the message. The line number corresponding to a damage and repair will remain constant throughout all versions of the message, so that subsequent versions of the repair estimate may be compared to previous versions. Items to be deleted or altered in subsequent versions may also be highlighted in this segment. 0360 DIM, Dimensions A segment used to indicate the dimensions of the repaired area. 0370 QTY, Quantity A segment used to indicate the number of repairs of the identical type to be performed. 0380 FTX, Free text A segment to specify free form or processable supplementary information (such as an indication of conjunctive or alternate repair) that apply to a single damage and repair line item. 0390 Segment group 9: DAM-COD A group of segments describing damages, involved components (including material for such components), and action to be taken due to presence of the damage (such as repair). 0400 DAM, Damage A segment to specify equipment damages, such as location, type, and size of damage; and repair or other action taken. 0410 COD, Component details A segment to specify components involved in the repair, by type of material. 0420 Segment group 10: RTE-QTY A group of segments indicating the labor rate per hour (or other unit time), and the number of hours (or time units) needed to perform the repair. 0430 RTE, Rate details A segment indicating the labor rate per unit of time (e.g. hour) at which the repair will be charged. 0440 QTY, Quantity A segment indicating the number of time units (e.g. hours) of labor to be charged for the repair. 0450 Segment group 11: NAD-SG12 A group of segments indicating parties responsible for the repair described, and the allocation of charges, broken down category, applicable to such repairs, including any tax or discount. 0460 NAD, Name and address A segment indicating the name and address of the party to whose account the repair will be charged. 0470 Segment group 12: MOA-TAX-MEA A group of segments indicating the monetary amount of charges for, the repair, and any tax and or discounts and surcharges associated with labor and or materials charges for the repair. 0480 MOA, Monetary amount A segment indicating the monetary amount of labour, materials, or tax applicable to the repair for which the indicated party is responsible. 0490 TAX, Duty/tax/fee details A segment indicating the rate of tax applicable to the associated labor or materials charges. 0500 MEA, Measurements A segment indicating a multiplier associated with charges for labor or materials. If a discount applies, the multiplier will be less than one; if a surcharge applies, the multiplier will be greater than one. 4.1.3 Summary section Information to be provided in the Summary section: 0510 CNT, Control total A segment to provide message control totals. 0520 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 CNT Control total COD Component details COM Communication contact CTA Contact information CUX Currencies DAM Damage DIM Dimensions DTM Date/time/period EQD Equipment details FTX Free text X GIS General indicator IMD Item description LIN Line item LOC Place/location identification MEA Measurements MOA Monetary amount NAD Name and address QTY Quantity RFF Reference RTE Rate details TAX Duty/tax/fee details TDT Details of transport UNH Message header UNS Section control UNT Message trailer

4.3 Message structure 4.3.1 Segment table Pos Tag Name S R HEADER SECTION 0010 UNH Message header M 1 0020 BGM Beginning of message M 1 0030 DTM Date/time/period M 9 0040 X GIS General indicator C 1 0050 CUX Currencies C 9 0060 RFF Reference C 9 0070 FTX Free text C 9 0080 ----- Segment group 1 ------------------ M 1-----------+ 0090 EQD Equipment details M 1 | 0100 DIM Dimensions C 1 | 0110 IMD Item description C 9-----------+ 0120 ----- Segment group 2 ------------------ C 9-----------+ 0130 NAD Name and address M 1 | 0140 MOA Monetary amount C 9 | | 0150 ----- Segment group 3 ------------------ C 9----------+| 0160 CTA Contact information M 1 || 0170 COM Communication contact C 9----------++ 0180 ----- Segment group 4 ------------------ C 1-----------+ 0190 TDT Details of transport M 1 | 0200 + DTM Date/time/period C 9 | | 0210 + ----- Segment group 5 ------------------ C 9----------+| 0220 * LOC Place/location identification M 1 || 0230 DTM Date/time/period C 9----------++ DETAIL SECTION 0240 UNS Section control M 1 0250 ----- Segment group 6 ------------------ C 9-----------+ 0260 DTM Date/time/period M 1 | 0270 LOC Place/location identification C 1 | 0280 NAD Name and address C 9-----------+ 0290 ----- Segment group 7 ------------------ C 9-----------+ 0300 RFF Reference M 1 | 0310 DTM Date/time/period C 1 | 0320 NAD Name and address C 9 | 0330 MOA Monetary amount C 1-----------+ 0340 ----- Segment group 8 ------------------ C 999---------+ 0350 LIN Line item M 1 | 0360 DIM Dimensions C 1 | 0370 QTY Quantity C 1 | 0380 FTX Free text C 9 | | 0390 ----- Segment group 9 ------------------ C 1----------+| 0400 DAM Damage M 1 || 0410 COD Component details C 1----------+| | 0420 ----- Segment group 10 ------------------ C 9----------+| 0430 RTE Rate details M 1 || 0440 QTY Quantity M 1----------+| | 0450 ----- Segment group 11 ------------------ C 9----------+| 0460 NAD Name and address M 1 || || 0470 ----- Segment group 12 ------------------ M 9---------+|| 0480 MOA Monetary amount M 1 ||| 0490 TAX Duty/tax/fee details C 1 ||| 0500 MEA Measurements C 1---------+++ SUMMARY SECTION 0510 CNT Control total C 9 0520 UNT Message trailer M 1

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