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Explanatory Notes for (Back to Export Receival Advice Form)
Shipping Line Name of Shipping line with whom the booking has been made
Shipping Line Export Booking Number This number is to be obtained from the shipping line at the time of making a booking for shipment
Vessel Name Name of the vessel on which cargo is to be loaded
Voyage Number Voyage number to be obtained from the shipping line
Container Number Container Number appearing on the container
VBS - Date - Slot Vehicle Booking System - date - and Time Slot
Truck Reg Registration Number of Truck
Deliver to Name of Stevedoring Terminal
Berth No Berth Name / Number
Discharge Port Port that the cargo is to be discharged or trans shipped
Final Destination Final destination Port (if Different from Port of Discharge above)
Container ISO code ISO code for container type
Tynes YES - NO If container is fitted with Tyne (fork lift) pockets
Container Type 20 ft - 40ft Indicates whether 20ft or 40ft container
High Cube (9 ft 6" ) Indicate type
Flat Rack Indicate type
Bolster Indicate type
Open Top Indicate type
FCL Full Container Load - Shipper utilizes all the space in the container
LCL Less than a container load - Parcel of Goods too small to fill a container
FAK Freight all kinds - Generally consolidated containers - freight is charged per container irrespective of the nature of goods
Empty Indicates if container empty
Damaged Indicates if damaged
Commodity (description) Self explanatory
Cargo   General General Cargo (not reefer)
Reefer Indicate if reefer
Frozen Indicate if frozen (not chilled)
Chilled Indicate if chilled (not frozen)
Container Set Point The temperature in 0 c to which the container should be set. It is very important to indicate whether the temperature is + OR - ( see note below)
Hazardous The shipper is obliged to indicate if cargo is hazardous
UN Number United Nations Number
IMO class International Maritime Organisation Classification (Classes 1 to 9 )
Air Vents open - closed Indicate whether air vents are to be set Open or Closed
m3 / hour Indicate desired ventilation in cubic metres per hour if the vent is to be set open (as above)
Controlled Atmosphere (Yes) (No) is it Controlled Atmosphere Container
Humidity Control % age Indicate desired Relative Humidity Control as a percentage if answer is YES to above
Over Size For over dimensional cargo - indicate measurement over standard size
Over height    cm
Over length    cm
Over width     cm
COU Number Clip On Unit Number
Cargo Gross Weight Gross Weight of cargo including packaging and dunnage
Container  (Tare) Tare weight of container
Container  (Gross) Cargo Gross weight + Container Tare Weight
Seal Numbers Seal Numbers
DPI Seal No Department of Primary Industries & Energy (AQIS) Seal Number
ECN Export Clearance Number
CRN Customs Reference Number
Marks and Numbers Marks and Numbers shown on packages
Break Bulk Cargo Tonnes / Measure Goods shipped loose in vessel's hold and not in a container - Tonnage and measurement to be shown
Description of Cargo Cargo Description
Quantity of Packages Number of Packages
Remarks Any additional information that can be provided, including information for which provision has not been made in the form

Note: It is the shippers responsibility to ensure that all the information provided is true and correct in all respects.