B2 Beginning Segment for Shipment Information Transaction

To transmit basic data relating to shipment information.

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
B201
Transaction Set Identifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
3
-
Code uniquely identifying a Transaction Set.
Due to the installation of the "ST" segment in all transaction sets, data element 143 in all of the "B" segments is redundant. DE143 will be retained as an optional data element for a period of adjustment. It is suggested that DE143 not be transmitted so it may be dropped from segment definitions in the future.
Only one of B204 or B205 may be present.
B202
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
4
-
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
B202 contains the SCAC of the carrier that will receive the bill of lading.
B203
Standard Point Location Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
6
9
-
Code (Standard Point Location) defined by NMFTA point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city.
B204
Repetitive Pattern Number
Numeric (N0)
Optional
5
5
-
RWC number composed of a four-digit number with a fifth digit being a modulus 10 check digit.
B205
Referenced Pattern Identifier
String (AN)
Optional
1
13
-
Identification of a repetitive pattern that is to be used as a basis for creating a shipment record or a new pattern; or identification of a pattern requiring change or deletion.
B206
Shipment Identification Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
-
Identification number assigned to the shipment by the shipper that uniquely identifies the shipment from origin to ultimate destination and is not subject to modification. (Does not contain blanks or special characters.)
B207
Weight Unit Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
1
-
Code specifying the weight unit.
B208
Shipment Method of Payment
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
-
Code identifying payment terms for transportation charges.
B209
Status Report Request Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code used by the shipper to specify that an automatic status report is requested when the shipment is delivered.
B210
Shipment Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
1
-
Code defining relationship of this shipment with respect to other shipments given to the carrier at the same time.
B211
Billing Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code indicating type of Bill.
B212
Section Seven Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code indicating applicability of section seven option (if not transmitted assume not in effect).
B213
Capacity Load Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code specifying type of capacity load.
B214
Confidential Billing Request Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code used by the shipper to request that the carrier inhibit origin identification information from the invoice transaction sets and/or rate and charges from waybill documents and transaction sets when shipment moves under confidential contract rates.
B215
Freight Bill Disposition Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code defining the form of freight bill presentation the shipper desires for prepaid shipments.
B216
Total Equipment
Numeric (N0)
Conditional
1
3
-
Total pieces of equipment.
B217
Shipment Weight Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code indicating the way by which weights are obtained for a particular shipment.
B217 is mandatory for rail transactions.
B218
Customs Documentation Handling Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
-
Code defining method of handling for documentation.

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