ISO/DIS 9897-1-2014 pdf free.Freight containers – Container equipment data exchange (CEDEX) – Part 1: General communication codes for general purpose containers.
ISO/DIS 9897-1 specifies general communication codes for container equipment data exchange (CEDEX).
It is intended for business entities for use In communications relating to freight container transactions.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
Iso 3 166:1993. Codes for the representation of names of countries
ISO 6346:1995, Freight containers — Coding, identification and marking
150 9897-6:2010, Freight containers — Container equipment data exchange (CEDEX)Message sets for data transfer between trading partners and systems
UN/C-FACT Draft Directory and Standard Directory
3 Principle
In ISO 9897, codes are assigned to pieces of information, called data element?, which are commonly used in transactions relating to freight containers. These data elements are named and defined, and each element is assigned a CEDEX alphabetical or alphanumeric code. Separate code lists for each type of information (damage, component, repair, location, etc.) are maintained. A code may be reused in several different code lists, but a code is never used for more than one data element within a single code list.
The data element may be phrased about material of construction of a container. For example, CEDEX code “LS” in material type code list (Annex E) stands for “wood, soft laminated plank”. A code may define the component of the container that is damaged, its location, or Its operating defect, depending on which data element is being defined. A selection is made from the appropriate code list to indicate which component, location, or defect, respectively, is chosen. Other coded data elements indicate essential physical characteristics of the container and information pertinent to the use and management of the container, such as names and addresses of owners.
It can be seen from these examples that the text of a message can be substantially reduced in length by using the CEDEX codes instead of plain language. Use of the CEDEX codes results in messages much reduced in length, transmission time and communication cost, yet conveying information as complete as a much longer plain-language message.
Through proper programming of a computer, a CEDEX-encoded message can be printed out in plain language for the benefit of the communicators, if so desired, or it can be left in its encoded form. The personnel using the code routinely will develop the skill of being able to read messages in coded form; in fact, experience using the code has borne out this assertion. Also, many operators will not require use of all CEDEX codes assigned in Iso 9897, but only a portion of them due to the limited variety of containers and chassis in their domain.
Specific information about manufacturer, type and model of a container or chassis and its equipment is contained in the message, see 42.2.
4 Data elements and codes
4.1 Data elements
Data elements and corresponding code sets required to describe equipment components, their condition, repair methods, etc.. are Included in the appropriate Annex shown in Table 1.
4.2 Data assignments
4.2.1 CEDEX codes
All codes assignments of CEDEX shall be taken as obligatory. That is, an operator shall not pick and choose alternative codes unilaterally, nor depart from the established protocol, nor introduce new codes without having registered the codes in accordance with 4.3.
however, two trading partners may agree mutually to use alternative codes if necessary code are not included in this standard. It is strongly recommended that such code be registered in accordance with 4..3 as soon as possible after introduction.
4.2.2 Message sets
Message sets as per ISO 9897-6 are alternative interface messages used for electronic data interchange transmission. An owner or operator can pick and choose amongst other standards and the standard serves as a list of required and optional data elements.
The specific information about manufacturer, type and model of a container or chassis and its equipment is contained in the message sets.
Annex A of ISO 9897-6 is normative; it describes the manner in which a directory of users is developed. The directory is maintained by BIC – Bureau International des Containers listed as BIC-LOCODES at 9897-1 pdf download.