Proprietary EDI messages promulgated by the International Air
Transport Association for the movement of cargo.
Any symbol, digit, letter, or punctuation mark stored or processed by
- CICS (Customer Information Control System):
An IBM program product and mainframe operator currently by
user-written application programs; includes facilities for building
and maintaining databases.
- CIM Convention:
An International Convention that governs rail transport in Europe.
An acronym standing for the Committee on International Telephones and
Telegraphs that provides a forum for the resolution of problems in
- Code List:
The listing of codes and definitions shown in a data dictionary for
each data element that carries a code value. Code values are always
transmitted precisely as they are shown in the code list where they
- Code Value:
A piece of EDI data exchanged as an alpha/numeric representation of a
larger amount of information that it refers to.
- Comite Maritime International:
An international association that monitors and makes recommendations
for the development of maritime law, and that brings together numerous
parties in the maritime transport of goods, as represented by national
associations, the constituent members of the CMI.
- Communication Protocol:
The method by which two computers coordinate their communications.
Bisync and MNP are examples.
Adherence to an accepted EDI standard.
- Confidential Contracts:
Contracts between shippers, or their associations, and carriers, whose
confidentiality is assured by applicable legislation, particularly in
ocean and rail transport.
A quality of information that allows it to be only known by or
accessible as of right to specific parties, not to be disclosed
- Connect Time:
The time that a circuit, typically in a circuit-switched
telephone-like environment, is in use; also holding time.
- Control Number:
A number assigned by the sending EDI partner, used to identify
documents and transmissions to the receiving partner.
The party to whom or to whose order a carrier must deliver goods at
the conclusion of the transport, sometimes also called the receiver.
- Consignment note:
A document that a carrier subject to the CIM Convention hands over to
A party who hands over goods to a carrier for transport, sometimes
called a shipper.
- Control party:
A term used in the BIMCO Rules for a party who controls the allocation
of title to goods independently of parties to an EDI message
transferring rights to the goods.
- Control Segment:
A segment, such as the header or trailer to a message, that carries
information that is not part of the business transaction, but is
needed for the systems involved to be ble to property control the
communications or interpret the data. See also Envelope, Header;
An acronym standing for Community Cargo Release Systems, often
established by government or quasi-governmental organizations such as
port authorities to ensure effective release of goods through EDI
messages to the next party in the transport chain.
The quality of being written in or producing cipher text, so that the
real meaning of a communication is concealed.
A rule of conduct established by long usage that parties to a
commercial transaction reasonably expect the other to observe, so
having the force of law.