2-12. Report of Shipment
The report of shipment (REPSHIP) is an advance notice of shipment. It lets the
consignee know as far in advance as possible about that shipment--
that it is being sent,
its arrival date,
what it includes,
and by what mode it is coming.
As soon as the shipment gets underway, the ITO transportation agency serving the
consignor sends the REPSHIP to the consignee, the TAMCA, the MCC, and the
origin and destination MCTs. The CONUS terminals use the REPSHIP to notify
overseas terminals and transship points of interest. Since the MCT is on the
receiving end, it uses the information in the REPSHIP to inform consignees in the
team's area or the destination MCT of shipments. Usually the MCT waits until
the shipment arrives at the overseas terminal because the transport mode carrying
the shipment might be diverted or delayed.
For freight a REPSHIP contains the following information:
Authority and/or consignment or movement number.
Place of departure.
Time and date of departure.
Consignor or code designation.
Consignee or code designation.
Mode(s) of transport, including route.
Identification of carrier number, as applicable.
Number of cases, weight, and cube of freight per truck, railcar, watercraft, or
Description of commodity in general terms.
Destination and estimated time of arrival.
Additional information and instructions, as necessary.