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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification IFTICL
IFTICL 1 Cargo insurance claims message  

TBG8 Insurance

This specification provides the definition of the Cargo insurance claims message (IFTICL) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1.1 Functional definition
This paper provides the definition of the Cargo insurance claims message to be used in fulfilling the requirements of trading partners in the transport chain world-wide, in the interchange of cargo and transport related information using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
The message is for a single consignment and can be used by all modes of transport for the forwarding and transport of goods from any origin to any destination, regardless of route or prevailing commercial practice.
This message is exchanged between transport industry participants, insurers, insurance intermediaries, surveyors and loss adjusters. The message conveys single consignment cargo insurance related information, such as details of one single loss, claim or survey and the parties involved.

1.2 Field of application
The Cargo insurance claims 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
The message is designed to give enough information to enable the insurer and/or insurance intermediary to start and/or continue the claim agreement process. It is not designed for claim payment as there are other messages for this purpose.

- The message conveys information about one single loss, damage, claim, or survey related to one single consignment. Its content could be based on information from the messages IFTMAN or IFTSTA.
- A consignment may contain several goods items.
- Goods items may or may not be containerised.
- A goods item may be transported in one or more containers, and a single container may contain one or more goods items.
- One goods item may be related to one or more customs tariff codes.
- Goods items related to one customs tariff code may be carried in one or more containers.
- Goods items may reflect either the contractual or operational description of the goods.
- A party to the movement of the consignment may book or order transport for one or more goods items.
- Pre-carriage (advanced haulage) and/or on-carriage (destination haulage) of goods items or equipment within one booking or instruction may take place in different steps, each step specified with its own transport details group.
- 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 or transported on another load or transport device, which as such may be attached to or transported on yet another load or transport device, e.g. a container on a chassis on a rail-car.
- 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 can be expressed at up to three levels.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


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
A number of generic transport terms are used in this specification, to be described as:

* Mode of transport: The method of transport used for the conveyance of goods or persons, e.g. by rail, by road, by sea.

* Means of transport: The vehicle used for the transport of goods or persons, e.g. aircraft, truck, vessel.

* Type of means of transport: The type of vehicle used in the transport process, e.g. wide body, tank truck, passenger vessel.

* Equipment: Material resources necessary to facilitate the transport and handling of cargo. Transport equipment does under the given circumstances not have the ability to move by
its own propulsion (e.g. sea container, trailer, unit load device, pallet).

* Type of equipment: The type of material used, e.g. 40 feet container, four way pallet, mafi trailer.


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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