Recommendation No. 28

Codes for Types of Means of Transport

Author/Source: UNECE through its Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)

Year of adopting/publication: 2001 (first version), last approved revision 2010
Document reference: CEFACT/ICG/2010/IC011

Link to the document on the internet: Recommendation No. 28

Purpose: To establish a common code list for the identification of the type of means of transport. It has particular relevance to transport organizations and providers, Customs and other authorities, statistical offices, forwarders, shippers, consignees and other parties concerned with transport

Summary: The identification of the type of means of transport is frequently required in information exchange in trade and transport. The means of transport such as aircraft, road vehicles, railway engines, barges, and deep-sea vessels, are often identified by a registration number. Such registration numbers invariably do not contain any element that would indicate the type the means of transport to which the number relates. Therefore a separate method is required to identify the specific type of means of transport.
This Recommendation applies in cases where a coded representation is required to specify the type of means of transport. It is intended for use by commercial, administrative and regulatory parties concerned with the transport of goods and/or persons at national, regional and international levels. The codes defined herein may be used in manual and/or electronic data exchange.

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