A message to order to the container terminal that the containers specified have to be discharged from a seagoing vessel or have to be loaded into a seagoing vessel.

This message is part of a total set of container-related messages.  These messages serve to facilitate the intermodal handling of containers by streamlining the information exchange.  The business scenario for the container messages is clarified in a separate document, called: ‘Guide to the scenario of EDIFACT container messages’.