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Monday, 7 March 2011

COPINO, container status

During the 51st SMDG Meeting at La Spezia it was discussed to use the COPINO to retrieve the container status at the terminal. Here is related scenario: 
  1. Rail Operator sends pick-up notification to the terminal before container is discharged from a vessel;
  2. Terminal Operator replies with acknowledgement message: container unknown / not in terminal;
  3. Line Operator sends discharge COPRAR to terminal: since now to go on equipment is known; 
  4. Line Operator sends COREOR to terminal: since now to go on equipment can be released;
  5. Rail Operator sends pick-up notification to the terminal before container is discharged;  COPINO is processed: container is known but not yet at the terminal;
  6. Terminal Operator discharges container;
  7. Rail Operator sends pick-up notification to the terminal: COPINO is accepted without any errors.
If you want to gather more infos, check here under the directory Meetings -> Minutes Archive: there is a very interesting presentation by ECT terminal.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

COPINO, general infos

Purpose of the message: COPINO is used to notify that an inland carrier will deliver or pick up a container.

Parties involved: COPINO is mainly sent from Liner Agent or Trucking Company to Terminal Operator.

I have to admit that in my EDI environment COPINO is not used at all: for some circumstances we are not confident with appointments & container pre-notifications. Anyway, in Northern of Europe, several Terminal Operator implemented successfully this message: PSA Antwerp is a good "case of study".

Based on the documentation that I gathered on the web PSA Antwerp implemented COPINO with barges: "The COPINO message is sent by the barge operator to the container terminal operator. It contains a list of all the full and empty containers to be loaded on barge." Here are some samples from their MIG:

 Example of a COPINO load order for 1 full import container

UNB+UNOA:2+WCT+PSAHNN+081001:1809+WCT0810011809'
UNH+WCT13+COPINO:D:95B:UN:ITG13'
BGM+661+1208440E1+9'
RFF+XXX:1'
TDT+1+2402+8++WTM:172:20+++1234567:146::COPINO TESTLICHTER'
LOC+88+BEANR:139:6+BEANR1742:TER:ZZZ'
DTM+132:200810010600:203'
NAD+MS+WTM'
NAD+MR+PSAHNN'
GID+1'
FTX+AAA+++KANE ACE PA610 SB'
MEA+AAE+G+KGM:19540'
SGP+TEST1111111’
EQD+CN+TEST1111111+2210:102:5++3+5'
MEA+AAE+G+KGM:23540'
TDT+20++1’
LOC+7+BEMEH:139:6+00ECM:139:6’
CNT+16:1'
UNT+18+WCT13'
UNZ+1+WCT0810011809'


 Example of a COPINO load order for 1 full export container
UNB+UNOA:2+WCT+PSAHNN+081001:1809+WCT0810011809'
UNH+WCT13+COPINO:D:95B:UN:ITG13'
BGM+661+1208440E1+9'
RFF+XXX:1'
TDT+1+8536+8++WTM+++1234567:146::COPINO TESTLICHTER'
LOC+88+BEANR:139:6+BEANR913:TER:ZZZ'
DTM+132:200810010600:203'
NAD+MS+WTM'
NAD+MR+PSAHNN'
GID+1'
FTX+AAA+++KANE ACE PA610 SB'
MEA+AAE+G+KGM:19540'
SGP+TEST2222222'
EQD+CN+TEST2222222+2210++2+5'
MEA+AAE+G+KGM:23540'
TDT+20++1++MSC:172:20+++11111:103::TESTW'
LOC+7+NLRTM:139:6+00ECM:139:6’
CNT+16:1'
UNT+18+WCT13'
UNZ+1+WCT0810011809'

Off course the means of transport "barge" can be replaced with any other inland carrier type such as: truck, rail, etc.