B2 Beginning Segment for Shipment Information Transaction

To transmit basic data relating to shipment information

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
B201
Tariff Service Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code specifying the types of services for rating purposes
B202
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
4
-
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
B202 contains the Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC) of the carrier that will receive the bill of lading.
B202 is mandatory for transaction set 204.
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)
Conditional
5
5
-
RWC number composed of a four-digit number with a fifth digit being a modulus 10 check digit
E0405: Only one of B2-04 or B2-05 may be present
B205
Referenced Pattern Identifier
String (AN)
Conditional
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 Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
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)
Optional
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
Report Transmission Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
-
Code defining timing, transmission method or format by which reports are to be sent
B215 is the code defining the form of freight bill presentation the shipper desires for prepaid shipments.
B216
Total Equipment
Numeric (N0)
Optional
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)
Optional
2
2
-
Code defining method of handling for documentation
B219
Transportation Terms Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
3
-
Code identifying the trade terms which apply to the shipment transportation responsibility
If B219 is used, B208 will indicate the party or parties responsible for payment of the transportation terms identified in B219.
B220
Payment Method Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
3
-
Code identifying the method for the movement of payment instructions

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