COPARN Specification Version 1.0
The final version of the Message Implementation Guidelines (Version 1.0) for the development of COPARN messages which has been developed by Commerce Plus Pty Ltd in conjunction with Shipping Australia Limited.
It addresses the following functions -
- Shipping company advice to one or more parks of empty containers to be released to trucking companies for export packing
- Shipping company advice to one or more parks of empty containers to be returned to those parks by trucking companies
This document for the first time in Australia implements an across-the-industry standard approach to these functions. It has been developed through extensive consultation with not only shipping companies and the larger container parks but also associated organisations such as 1-Stop via the Parks EDI Messaging Working Group.
Importantly, it is based on the UN/Edifact standard for the Container Announcement Message Version 03A (D03A) and the Ship Planning Message Development Group’s recommendations for the use of the COPARN.