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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification IFTSAI
 
 
IFTSAI 7 Forwarding and transport schedule and availability information message  
  Date:
2003-06-10

Source:
TBG3 Transport

0. INTRODUCTION
This specification provides the definition of the Forwarding and transport schedule and availability information message (IFTSAI) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.

1. SCOPE

1.1 Functional definition
The function of this message is to request transport schedule or availability information and to answer to such a request.

1.2 Field of application
The Forwarding and transport schedule and availability 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.

1.3 Principles
This message may be used:

a) to request operating means of transportation for a specific routing. Certain specific research criteria such as date/time of operation and type of transport desired may be precised to limit the volume of information requested.

b) to answer to such a request furnishing a list of operating means of transport in accordance with the selection criteria.
Such answer may comprise direct and/or combinations of means of transport.

c) to request means of transport on which space is available for a specific routing. Certain specific research criteria like date/time of operation, type of transport and space desired may be precised to limit the volume of information requested.

d) to answer to such request furnishing a list of available means of transport in accordance with the selection criteria.
Such an answer may comprise direct and/or combinations of means of transport.

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.

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.

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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