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1 PROTECT Dangerous goods message scenario A global, trustworthy and recognised standard for the world-wide Shipping industry!

2 The PROTECT Group Has established a world-wide recognised EDI standard This EDI standard, called the PROTECT Guide (version 1.0, January 1999) describes the exchanged messages in detail This is an upgrade from the previous version of the PROTECT Guide (version 0.5, October 1995).PROTECT Guide (version 0.5, October 1995).

3 New version of the EDIFACT Message Implementation Guides Comprises the following messages: Dangerous Goods Notification (IFTDGN) message from responsible party to the local Authority Dangerous Goods Notification (IFTDGN) Acknowledgement (APERAK) message as a reply from that Authority Acknowledgement (APERAK)

4 World-wide recognized. By whom? The IMO/FAL: has recommended this new PROTECT Guide as the EDI equivalent of the IMO FAL Form 7 (Dangerous Goods Declaration). It can also be used for Dangerous Goods List or Manifest, to be known as FAL Form 8. UN/EDIFACT standardisation bodies D4/ITIGG (Message Development group 4 for Transport, subgroup International Transport Message Implementation Guidelines Group).

5 Who are directly co-operating in the PROTECT Group? Port Authority of Antwerp - SEAGHA Port Authority of Bremen - DBH Port Authority of Felixstowe - MCP Port Authority of Hamburg - DAKOSY Port Authority of Le Havre - SOGET Port Authority of London - CNS Port Authority of Rotterdam - debis IT Services Benelux (formerly: INTIS) Also the Spanish National Competent Authority is represented in the Group, together with her EDI service provider, called Portel

6 How do I get a copy of the new PROTECT Guide? The new PROTECT Guide can be downloaded from

7 PROTECT Group harmonises new vessel reporting developments Implementation of new legislation from EU Directives will change the way masters, agents or vessel operators have to report to ports / port authorities.

8 Why takes PROTECT on board work in this area? To agree on a set of electronic messages for vessel reporting that are harmonised between participating ports To provide electronic messages that are uniformly usable by the maritime industry whose vessels use and report to these ports This harmonisation will bring commercial and practical benefits to the maritime industry

9 The purpose of this Directive Facilitate maritime transport by providing standardisation of reporting formalities for vessels on arrival in and on departure from EU ports. The Directive stipulates that the use of several IMO FAL Forms are subject to the Directive: FAL Form 1 (IMO General Declaration) FAL Form 3 (IMO Ships Stores Declaration) FAL Form 4 (IMO Crews Effects Declaration) FAL Form 5 (IMO Crew List) FAL Form 6 (IMO Passenger List)

10 PROTECT development of a uniform Waste Reporting Message In view of the implementation of the EU Directive on Port Reception Facilities the PROTECT group has worked on an electronic message for waste reporting by masters, agents or vessel operators to the appropriate official bodies in the port of call. The message will also be suitable to convey the waste information together with some inspection data from the authority in the current port of call to the authority in the next of call of the vessel. The message will be useable in all PROTECT ports.

11 PROTECT upgrade of the IFTDGN dangerous goods message The PROTECT group agreed to issue a new version of the IFTDGN Dangerous Goods Notification message to incorporate emerging user requirements. At present, Version 0.5 of the IFTDGN, issued in 1995, is most commonly implemented. Several improvements to this version have been presented by both Port Authorities and shipping lines to PROTECT, the message maintenance authority. This resulted in the development of Version 1.0, issued in 1999.

12 PROTECT version of the BERMAN message The message is sent by an agent/operator/master of a vessel to the Port Authority and is based on and supports the implementation by means of EDI of the following international and European legislation.

13 International Ship and Port facility Security (ISPS) Code Adopted by the Conference of Contracting Governments of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on 12 December 2002, in the amendments to the annex to the International Convention of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 and as may be amended under agreed provisions and also contained in a proposal of the European Commission to The European Parliament and of the Council for a regulation on enhancing ship and port facility security, dated May 2, 2003, ref. COM(2003) 229 final, 2003/0089 (COD).

14 IFTDGN The IFTDGN message is recognised worldwide by the standardisation bodies UN/EDIFACT/D4 and ITIGG, as well as by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), through the IMO Facilitation Committee (FAL). The IMO FAL Committee recommends the use of the PROTECT Message Implementation Guide for the IFTDGN as the electronic equivalent of IMO FAL Form 7 (Dangerous Goods Manifest). Besides implementation in the European PROTECT ports, the PROTECT IFTDGN message has been implemented in various countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and Singapore.

15 Contact details PROTECT Group Chairman: Mr. Herman B. Hanekamp C/o: Port of Rotterdam Phone: (+) 31 10 252 1138 E-mail:

16 Next steps to PROTECT Guide version 2.0 PART I: PROTECT Message Scenario version 2.0 - General Part – June 17, 2004 PART II: Dangerous Goods Notification message - IFTDGN version 2.0 – June 8, 2004 PART III: Application error and acknowledgement message - APERAK version 2.0 – May 3, 2004 PART IV: Waste disposal information message - WASDIS version 2.0 – June 8, 2004 PART V: Berth services request message – BERMAN 2.0 - May 27, 2004

17 Proposal to be discussed To formally agree on the formal status of documents; that means that ports will pursue that this version will be implemented in the near future. To focus on the possibility for an aligned approach for the implementation and migration to the new version in the PROTECT ports (2005). To agree on message specifications to be published. To explore possible steps to gain recognition from ITIGG, ( SMDG,) IMO and EU.

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