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BTB Terminal Code Table – Procedure for maintenance

BTB Terminal Code Table for EDI is being maintained by Bureau Telematica Binnenvaart (BTB) – the agency for telematics of the industrial board in Inland Waterborne Transport. Applications of the BTB Terminal Code table can be found in electronic reporting (BICS), stowage software, in-house systems of operators and other logistics and governmental EDI systems. The BTB Terminal Code Table is a sub-set of the complete terminal code table for electronic reporting (BICS) and specifies a list of container terminals and tank barge terminals in Europe. The complete terminal code table can be downloaded as part of the BICS reference data on the EU RIS Reference Data Management Service – Tool and the BICS website.

Modifications or changes in terminal data can be reported here, by email.

Procedure document

The procedures for changes to the BTB Terminal Code Table are described in a procedure document. Ten steps described in this document meet the operators’ desires to implement more quickly modifications to the BTB Terminal Code Table. When a new terminal appears to be active without a matching terminal code in the BTB Terminal Code Table, operators may immediately design a new code according to their needs, following this  procedure.

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‘Big Bang’ Harmonization – major changes 2012 in BTB TC Table

On 10 January  2012 at 9.00 AM the former BTB Terminal Code Table (version 12.xx) was replaced by a completely revised and harmonized BTB terminal code table, version 20.xx. After a process of revision by a harmonization committee of the Industrial Board in Inland Waterway Transport the BTB Terminal Code Table has been changed substantially. This harmonization was necessary in order to meet European RIS-Index demands.

In the process all substandard terminal codes were replaced by standard terminal codes. Terminal codes of terminals that do no longer exist were removed from the table. Furthermore  some corrections in data, like company names were made. From December 19 2011 the revised BTB Terminal Code Table was made available.