VESDEP Vessel departure

Joint Transport Group (JM4)

A message from a stevedore to a liner agent or from a liner agent to a local authority (e.g. port authority) to inform the latter party of the departure of a vessel and giving information on the actual container or cargo operations.

This message is part of a total set of container-related messages. These messages serve to facilitate the intermodal handling of containers by streamlining the information exchange. The business scenario for the container messages is clarified in a separate document, called: 'Guide to the scenario of EDIFACT container messages'.


Max use
  1. To head, identify and specify a message.

  2. To indicate the type and function of a message and to transmit the identifying number.

  3. To specify date, and/or time, or period.

  4. To provide free form or coded text information.

  5. Segment group 1
    Repeat 9
    1. To specify a reference.

    2. To specify date, and/or time, or period.

  6. Segment group 2
    Repeat 9
    1. To specify the name/address and their related function, either by CO82 only and/or unstructured by CO58 or structured by CO80 thru 3207.

    2. Segment group 3
      Repeat 9
      1. To identify a person or a department to whom communication should be directed.

      2. To identify a communication number of a department or a person to whom communication should be directed.

  7. Segment group 4
    Repeat 1
    1. To specify the transport details such as mode of transport, means of transport, its conveyance reference number and the identification of the means of transport. The segment may be pointed to by the TPL segment.

    2. To specify a reference.

    3. To identify a place or a location and/or related locations.

    4. To specify date, and/or time, or period.

    5. To specify physical measurements, including dimension tolerances, weights and counts.

  8. Segment group 5
    Repeat 9
    1. To specify a pertinent quantity.

    2. To provide free form or coded text information.

  9. To end and check the completeness of a message.

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