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Title: PROTECT Dangerous goods message scenario

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

  • Has established a world-wide recognised EDI
  • 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).

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

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).

Who are directly co-operating in the PROTECT
  • 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

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

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

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

The purpose of this Directive
  • Facilitate maritime transport by providing
    standardisation of reporting formalities for
    vessels on arrival in and on departure from EU
  • 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)

PROTECT development of a uniform Waste Reporting
  • 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
  • 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.

PROTECT upgrade of the IFTDGN dangerous goods
  • The PROTECT group agreed to issue a new version
    of the IFTDGN Dangerous Goods Notification
    message to incorporate emerging user
  • 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.

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

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).

  • 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.

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

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

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
  • 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
  • To explore possible steps to gain recognition
    from ITIGG, ( SMDG,) IMO and EU.