A message conveying prior notification of a consignment delivery, including non-hazardous and hazardous consignment details, for subsequent shipment and/or consolidation, or conveying a consignment advice for insurance from the party issuing a transport instruction or from the party issuing a transport contract to the insurer and/or the insurance intermediary.  The message can also be used to confirm evidence of insurance, issued by the insurer to the shipper, bank or other third party (insurance certificate or policy).