A message from a stevedore to a liner agent or from a liner agent to a local authority (e.g. port authority) to inform the latter party of the departure of a vessel and giving information on the actual container or cargo operations.
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’.