404 Rail Carrier Shipment Information

Functional Group SR

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This standard provides the format and establishes the data contents of the Rail Carrier Shipment Information Transaction Set within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange environment. This transaction set is used to transmit rail-carrier-specific bill of lading information to a railroad. It is the initial tender of a shipment between a consignor and a rail carrier and can be used as notification of equipment release and/or a legal bill of lading.

Heading

Position
Segment
Name
Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To transmit identifying numbers, dates and other basic data relating to the transaction set.

  3. To transmit identification numbers and other basic shipment data

  4. To transmit rail-specific shipment data

  5. To indicate that the equipment is or is not to be released.

  6. To transmit identifying numbers and descriptive information as specified by the reference number qualifier

  7. To identify specific flight or voyage information for multimodal shipments.

  8. To specify details related to insurance

  9. To specify pertinent dates and times

  10. N7 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 255
    1. To identify the equipment.

    2. To define motor vehicle identification and logistics.

    3. To specify identifying numbers.

    4. To record seal numbers used and the organization that applied the seals.

    5. To specify carrier equipment.

    6. To specify the chassis equipment details in terms of identifying numbers, weights and ownership

    7. To specify the overall movement of a shipment

    8. To transmit in-bond data for a master in-bond bill of lading

  11. To cross-reference additional equipment to a primary piece of equipment.

  12. To identify the rail origin of this shipment.

  13. To identify the rail destination of this shipment.

  14. N1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name and code

    2. To specify the location of the named party

    3. To specify the geographic place of the named party

    4. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

  15. F5 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10
  16. D5 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10
  17. S1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 6
    1. To identify a stop-off party

    2. To specify the address of the stop-off party

    3. To specify location details for a stop-off

  18. To specify carrier and routing sequences and details

  19. To allow the identification of multiple billing origins and methods of payment on shipments requiring multiple billings

  20. To specify the route using a single code.

  21. To identify the party receiving the empty car

  22. To specify the geographic place of named party receiving the empty car

  23. To specify the routing of the empty car

  24. To specify special handling instructions in coded or free-form format

  25. To specify mechanical protective service and ventilation instructions.

  26. LX Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 25
    1. To reference a line number in a transaction set.

    2. To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers.

    3. To indicate that the next segment begins a loop

    4. LX Loop Mandatory
      Repeat 25
      1. To reference a line number in a transaction set.

      2. To specify quantity, weight, volume and type of service for a line item including applicable "quantity/rate-as" data.

      3. To specify rate and charges detail relative to a line item including freight charges, advances, special charges, and entitlements

    5. To indicate that the loop immediately preceding this segment is complete

    6. To reference details of the tariff used to arrive at applicable rates or charge

    7. To transmit information contained on an export license

  27. T1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 64
    1. To specify origin point and waybill references of movement to transit waybill point

    2. To specify lading description, including weight and rate details applying to associated T1 segment

    3. To specify transit inbound routing including equipment identifications for associated T1 and T2 segments

    4. To identify the transit inbound prior origin point and waybill reference of movement to point specified in T1 segment

    5. To transmit information in a free-form format relating to a specified transit sequence number

  28. To specify the total shipment in terms of weight, volume, rates, charges, advances, and prepaid amounts applicable to one or more line items

  29. To indicate that the next segment begins a loop

  30. LH1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 50
    1. To specify the hazardous commodity identification reference number and quantity.

    2. To specify the hazardous classification, placard notation and endorsement information.

      If the hazardous endorsement (LH204) is "NONE", then use of LH204 is mandatory. However, the receiver must consider it to be blanks when printing a paper document.
    3. To specify the hazardous material shipping name and additional descriptive requirements.

    4. To uniquely identify the variable information required by government regulation covering the transportation of hazardous material shipments

    5. To specify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information relating to shipments of hazardous material

    6. To specify additional Canadian Transport Goods Directorate requirements covering transportation of dangerous commodities in Canada.

    7. To specify the placard information required by the second government agency when shipment is to cross into another country

    8. To transmit specific hazardous material reference numbers.

    9. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

  31. To indicate that the loop immediately preceding this segment is complete

  32. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

  33. To specify the hazardous classification, placard notation and endorsement information.

    If the hazardous endorsement (LH204) is "NONE", then use of LH204 is mandatory. However, the receiver must consider it to be blanks when printing a paper document.
  34. To transmit specific hazardous material reference numbers.

  35. To specify the name of the person certifying that the shipment complies with the regulations and/or the actual certification.

  36. This segment is used to specify proforma invoice and B13 Canadian Customs Export Declaration information, required by U. S. and Canadian customs.

  37. To indicate customs information

  38. To transmit the transportation and distribution requirements of grain at Canadian ports.

  39. To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments).

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