Freight Forwarder - A person who, on behalf of one or more owners, importers, shippers or consignees of goods, causes specified goods to be transported by one or more carriers (Carrier Code: 8000 series)
Import - occurs if the goods entering Canada are to obtain release at the First Port of Arrival (FPOA).
Inbond - occurs if the goods entering Canada are destined to move in-land to a warehouse location.
Mode Indicator – indicated mode of transportation.
Ports and Sub location Codes
Port of Destination
This is a CBSA port code where release/acquittal will take place.
Port of Destination Sublocation Code
The sublocation/warehouse related to the Port of Destination/Exit where the shipment will be released/ acquitted.
Port of Discharge
Office code of CBSA designated seaport, airport, freight terminal, rail station or other CBSA-approved location at which goods are unloaded, if different than the Port of Destination.
Port of Discharge Sub Location Code
The sublocation/warehouse where the shipment is to be warehoused.
Consolidated vs Non Consolidated
Consolidation - A number of separate shipments grouped together by a consolidator or freight forwarder and shipped to an agent or a freight forwarder as one shipment under one bill of lading and reported to the CBSA on one cargo control document.
“A master co loader will have to declare Yes for consolidation on the housebill if he has co loaders.”
Shipper, Consignee, Delivery Address, Notify Party
Parties involve as stipulated on the BOL
SNP Party(Manifest Forward)
|Maritime/Ocean Carriers||Carrier Code||9000 series|
|Airlines||IATA Code||specific code(eg. 180 -|
|Rail Transortp||Carrier Code||6000 series|
|Road/Highway Carriers||Carrier Code||1000,2000,3000,4000,5000,7000 series|
|Freight Forwarders||Carrier Code||8000 series|
|Warehouse Operators||Subloc||eg. 5423, 4119|
|Brokers||Account Security Number||first 5 digits of the transaction number|
|Importers||Business Number||unique reference number|
Containerized vs Non containerized
Any cargoes that are enclosed on a container when transported
Container numbers should match the filing of the carrier or the master co loader
Seal Numbers indicated as available
Gross Weight of the shipment is required information indicated on the container.
Volume of the container indicated as available
Is provided by the freight forwarder to identify all house bills related to a consolidated primary cargo document or a consolidated house bill document for closure purposes.
Close Message can only be submitted when the HBL is accepted,
Previous CCN – may be identified as the Carrier or the Master Co-loader