This specification provides the definition of the Forwarding and transport rate information message (IFTRIN) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1 Functional definition
The function of this message is to request transport rate information and to answer to such a request.
1.2 Field of application
The Forwarding and transport rate information 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.
This message may be used:
a) to request transport rate information for a specific routing. Certain specific research criteria such as date/time of application, means of transport and type of rate desired may be specified to limit the volume of information requested.
b) to answer to such a request, furnishing a list of rates selected in accordance with the selection criteria.
c) to request transport additional precision concerning a specific rate.
d) to answer to such a request, furnishing the additional information requested.
The transport sub-working group (D4) has developed recommendations for a harmonised implementation of this message through its subgroup ITIGG (International Transport Implementation Guidelines Group).
Users implementing the message are strongly advised to apply these recommendations, which may be obtained from the D4 secretariat.
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.
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.