- Container terminal (sender)
- Shipping company or ship's agent (recipient)
- Unloaded containers can be collected more quickly by inland carriers
- Greater visibility
The message can be used for original input (create), but can also be used to change a particular container or even delete it from the report.
- BGM (BeGinning of Message): loading or unloading
- Identification of the seagoing ship and the UL/Locode of the port of loading/unloading and the code for the loading/unloading location and a list of the parties involved (shipping company, ship's agent, container operator)
- List of the containers loaded/unloaded and detailed information (weights, temperature, seal number, damage codes, IMO class and UN dangerous goods number, etc.)
- For loading, the message specifies the location of the container (full or empty) on board: on deck or below deck or even the specific stowage location in the form “Bay/row/tier” (BBBRRTT).