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
1
Code specifying the types of services for rating purposes
B202
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
4
1
Code identifying the 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
1
Code specifying the Standard Point Location code defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city
B204
Shipment Identification Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
1
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)
B205
Weight Unit Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code specifying the weight unit
B206
Shipment Method of Payment Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying payment terms for transportation charges
B207
Shipment Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code specifying relationship of this shipment with respect to other shipments given to the carrier at the same time
B208
Total Equipment
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
3
1
Total pieces of equipment
B209
Shipment Weight Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code indicating the way by which weights are obtained for a particular shipment
B209 is mandatory for rail transactions.
B210
Customs Documentation Handling Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying method of handling for documentation
B211
Transportation Terms Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
3
1
Code identifying the trade terms which apply to the shipment transportation responsibility
If B211 is used, B206 will indicate the party or parties responsible for payment of the transportation terms identified in B211.
B212
Payment Method Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
3
1
Code identifying the method for the movement of payment instructions

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