A message for use by the container repair, shipping and leasing industry.  It may be used by a container equipment repair depot to send an owner or user a description of damages to the equipment, as an estimate of the repair actions and costs needed to rectify such damages.  A recipient owner may forward the estimate to a lessee.  The message may also be used by an owner or lessee as an authorization message to the repair depot to perform the repairs indicated in the estimate, and as an acknowledgment of their willingness to pay for those repairs indicated in the estimate for their account.