Ocean Freight Container Number Accuracy Checking

The carriers and container terminals should correctly identify the equipment. To insure accuracy and properly deliver the cargo they are required to use a computer systems that is ISO 6346 naming conformant.

Freight container consist of first 4 letters + 6 digit and the check digit. e.g. MSCU123456-6

ISO 6346 is an international standard managed by the International Container Bureau (BIC) for coding, identification and marking of intermodal containers (shipping containers) used within intermodal freight transport as part of containerization. It establishes an identification system with an owner code its is commonly known as BIC code, an equipment category identifier, a serial number and a check digit.

Here's the website

Posted 2010-09-10 and updated on Jun 08, 2011 5:41am by noel

 Jan 17, 2011 7:45amThis is very helpful tool for accuracy of the FCN entry. Thanks! by jake
 Jun 08, 2011 5:41amYMMD with that awsenr! TX by Nelly
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