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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification HANMOV
 
 
HANMOV 7 Cargo/goods handling and movement message  
  Date:
2003-06-10

Source:
TBG3 Transport

0. INTRODUCTION
This specification provides the definition of the Cargo/goods handling and movement message (HANMOV) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.

1. SCOPE
The Cargo/goods handling and movement message may be used both for national and international trade. It is based on universal commercial practice and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.

1.1 Functional definition
This message includes two functionalities :

- a message from a party to a warehouse/distribution centre identifying the handling services and where required the movement of specified goods.

- a message from a logistic service provider (i.e. warehouse, logistic center, distribution center) to an ordering party reporting the handling services status and where required the movement of specified goods.

Both are limited to warehouses within the jurisdiction of the distribution centre.

1.2 Field of application
The Cargo/goods handling and movement 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
This message addresses the indirect flow of goods between seller and buyer through a warehouse/distribution center and the report related to  this indirect flow.

The functions of this message are limited to:

- assembly/disassembly of goods and products, without interfering in the manufacturing process
- (re-)packing/unpacking
- control of goods associated with the handling services but not interfering in the manufacturing process
- marking and labelling on the packages of the goods but does not extend to the marking and labelling of the products
- movement of goods limited between warehouses within the jurisdiction of the distribution center
- preparation of goods for shipment
- storage
- clearance
- goods inspection
- hazardous material handling
- status reporting

The status message may be sent:

- as the result of request(s) for consignment(s) or equipment status(es)
- on a scheduled basis at predetermined times
- on the occurrence of a selected event(s)
- on the occurrence of an exceptional event as agreed by the partners involved.

The movement of specified goods relates here to the area where control of the goods is to be exercised from the arrival of the goods to the distribution center until the departure of the goods from the distribution center to another party.

It can include movements between warehouses within the jurisdiction of the distribution center. Other movements of goods will be given by the relevant instruction messages, i.e.
IFTMIN (Instruction message) and Instruction For Despatch (message under development).

The functions Assembly/Disassembly are meant to make the goods ready for delivery to the final customer, they are not part of the actual manufacturing or assembly process.

- Goods items may or may not be containerised.
- A goods item may be in one or pieces of equipment, and a single equipment may contain one or more goods items.
- One goods item and/or line item may be related to one or more customs tariff codes.
- Goods items may reflect either the contractual or operational description of the goods.
- 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 another load or transport device, which as such may be attached to yet another load or transport device, e.g. a container on a chassis on a railway wagon.
- 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 in the GID segment 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
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.

4. MESSAGE DEFINITION

4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
 
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