D17A


Message D17A/VERMAS

Verified gross mass message

VERMAS can be used by different parties at different times in a transport chain. It is not dedicated to a particular process step. For example, in relation to a supply chain including the transport of a packed container on an ocean vessel, the Verified gross mass message (VERMAS) permits to submit the verified gross mass of the packed container and supporting information as legally required by the SOLAS Convention Chapter VI, Part A, Regulation 2.

Message description

UNH

M(1) : Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Verified gross mass message is VERMAS. Note: Verified gross mass messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 VERMAS 0052 D 0054 17A 0051 UN

BGM

M(1) : Beginning of message

A segment to indicate the type and function of the message and to transmit the identifying number.

DTM

C(9) : Date/time/period

A segment to indicate dates and times for the entire message including the date and time of the preparation of the message.

SG1 C(9) : RFF-DTM

A group of segments to specify references relating to the message and related dates and times.

RFF

M(1) : Reference

A segment to identify a reference which applies to the entire message, e.g. the reference to a previous message.

DTM

C(9) : Date/time/period

A segment to indicate dates and times relating to the reference.

SG2 C(9) : NAD-SG3

A group of segments to identify a party for the entire message including the message sender and related contacts.

NAD

M(1) : Name and address

A segment to specify the name/address of the party and to identify the party role.

SG3 C(9) : CTA-COM

A group of segments to identify a contact and its communications related to the party.

CTA

M(1) : Contact information

A segment to identify a person or a department to whom communication should be directed.

COM

C(9) : Communication contact

A segment to identify communication numbers or email addresses for a person or department to whom communication should be directed.

SG4 C(99999) : EQD-RFF-LOC-SEL-SG5-SG6-SG7

A group of segments containing information about an individual piece of transport equipment.

EQD

M(1) : Equipment details

A segment to identify the transport equipment.

RFF

C(9) : Reference

A segment to specify a reference to the transport equipment.

LOC

C(9) : Place/location identification

A segment to identify a place or a location related to the transport equipment.

SEL

C(99) : Seal number

A segment to specify a seal number.

SG5 C(9) : MEA-DTM

A group of segments to specify the gross mass of transport equipment and date/time when it was determined.

MEA

M(1) : Measurements

A segment to specify the gross mass (gross weight) of the transport equipment and to give the indication of whether the gross mass has been verified, e.g. according to SOLAS regulations.

DTM

C(9) : Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date and/or time when the gross mass was determined.

SG6 C(9) : TDT-RFF

A group of segments identifying the means of transport and related details for the transport movement.

TDT

M(1) : Transport information

A segment to specify information regarding the transport such as mode of transport, means of transport, its conveyance reference number and the identification of the means of transport.

RFF

C(9) : Reference

A segment to specify a reference relating to the transport, such as an additional voyage reference number.

SG7 C(9) : DOC-DTM-SG8

A group of segments providing information about documentation related to the gross mass verification.

DOC

M(1) : Document/message details

A segment to specify the type and identification of documentation.

DTM

C(9) : Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date and/or time related to the documentation.

SG8 C(9) : NAD-SG9

A group of segments to qualify and specify name and address information related to the documentation.

NAD

M(1) : Name and address

A segment to specify the function and name/address of an organization or individual.

SG9 C(9) : CTA-COM

A group of segments to specify a contact and related communication information.

CTA

M(1) : Contact information

A segment to specify the function and details of a contact person or department.

COM

C(9) : Communication contact

A segment to identify communication numbers or email addresses for a person or department to whom a communication should be directed.

UNT

M(1) : 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.

Message structure

UNH, Message header                           M        1
BGM, Beginning of message                     M        1
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        9

--- Segment Group 1 ------------------------- C        9 -------+
RFF, Reference                                M        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        9        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 2 ------------------------- C        9 -------+
NAD, Name and address                         M        1        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 3 ------------------------- C        9 ------+|
CTA, Contact information                      M        1       ||
COM, Communication contact                    C        9       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------++

--- Segment Group 4 ------------------------- C    99999 -------+
EQD, Equipment details                        M        1        |
RFF, Reference                                C        9        |
LOC, Place/location identification            C        9        |
SEL, Seal number                              C       99        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 5 ------------------------- C        9 ------+|
MEA, Measurements                             M        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        9       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 6 ------------------------- C        9 ------+|
TDT, Transport information                    M        1       ||
RFF, Reference                                C        9       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 7 ------------------------- C        9 ------+|
DOC, Document/message details                 M        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        9       ||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 8 ------------------------- C        9 -----+||
NAD, Name and address                         M        1      |||
                                                              |||
--- Segment Group 9 ------------------------- C        9 ----+|||
CTA, Contact information                      M        1     ||||
COM, Communication contact                    C        9     ||||
---- --------------------------------------------------------++++
UNT, Message trailer                          M        1