In our example, the first position (5) indicates the number 5 hatch;
the second and third positions (LT) are hold or deck identifications
including lower 'tween deck; and the fourth position (P) identifies
the vessel's section or compartment and stands for port wing.
c. The transportation account code (Trans Acct) is made up of four digits
and is taken from Block 17 of the TCMD.
Pieces, Weight, and Cube
Column 13- This column also has several parts to it.
codes are all taken from Blocks 44a, b, and c of the TCMD. Make sure
each code is entered in the proper column of the manifest body.
As your personnel gain more experience in preparing the cargo manifest, they will
find it is not a complex form.
It does, however, require concentration and
or transfer the wrong information from the TCMD.
Such errors could cause the
cargo to be loaded aboard the wrong vessel or even be forwarded to the wrong port
It would be time consuming and expensive to correct; therefore,
you must have a thorough knowledge of the preparation of the cargo manifest.
Remember, there may be several lines of data in the body of a cargo manifest, but
all of it must be going to the same consignee. Another point to keep in mind is
that the cargo manifest is the source document for preparing the ocean cargo
manifest recapitulation and summary. If the source document is wrong, everything
prepared based on that document will also be wrong.