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8053 Equipment type code qualifier [C]
Desc: Code qualifying a type of equipment.
AA Ground equipment
Ground equipment being fuelled or serviced.
Chain used in the securing of cargo.
AD Temperature recorder
Temperature recorder to provide a record of the actual
AE Body trailer
The part of the vehicle where the cargo is loaded.
A cardboard platform used for holding product for
storage or transportation.
AH No special equipment needed
A code to indicate that there is no special equipment
AI Vessel hold
A compartment forming part of a transport vessel.
AJ Flat rack
Type of open container used for carrying objects.
To indicate that the equipment is an aircraft.
AL Medical device
A device used for medical purposes.
AM Refrigerated container
A refrigerated (reefer) container that is actively
cooling the product.
AN Synthetic pallet 80*120cm
A pallet with standard dimensions 80*120 centimetres
made of synthetic material.
AO Synthetic pallet 100*120cm
A standard pallet with standard dimensions 100*120
centimetres made of synthetic material.
AP Clothing hanger rack
Equipment used to store and transport clothing in a
AQ Road/rail trailer
Trailer designated for combined road/rail use.
AT Overhang wagon
Empty rail wagon added to the loaded wagons, when goods
are longer than the loaded wagon.
+ BB Un-containerized cargo (breakbulk)
Cargoes in bulk not stuffed in equipment.
A piece of equipment that is normally a piece of wood to
fix cargo (e.g. coils) during transport.
BPN Box pallet non-exchangeable
A box pallet which cannot be exchanged.
BPO Truck being transported
A road vehicle capable of carrying goods which is being
carried on another means of transport.
BPP Truck and trailer combination being transported
A road vehicle capable of carrying goods with an
attached trailer which is being carried on another means
BPQ Tractor and trailer being transported
A trailer accompanied by a self-propelling tractor unit
which is being carried on another means of transport.
BPR Postal bag
Bag intended primarily for the conveyance of postal
BPS Letter Tray
Tray intended primarily for the conveyance of letter
mail items of size slightly exceeding C5, in which the
items are stood on their long edge.
BPT Roller Cage
Wheeled wire cage.
BPU Flats Tray
Tray intended primarily for the conveyance of letter
mail items of from C5 up to in excess of C4, in which
the items are stacked one on top of another. May also be
used for letter mail smaller items stood on their long
BPV Out of bag parcel
Postal item which is conveyed individually, with only
the wrapping provided by the mailer for protection.
BPW Wheeled Platform
Device, consisting of a flat surface mounted on a
wheels, which is designed for the conveyance of items
which may safely be stacked. Normally also equipped with
a handle to allow the device to be easily manoeuvred.
BPX Container non-compliant with the Customs Convention on
The container is not compliant with the Customs
Convention on Containers.
BPY Box pallet EUR Y non exchangeable
A euro-pallet of type Y that may not be exchanged.
BPZ Roll Pallet 1
80 X 60 cm pallet on casters.
Flat bottomed inland cargo vessel for canals and rivers
with or without own propulsion for the purpose of
transported goods. (Synonym: Lighter).
An enclosed railway goods wagon.
A wheeled carriage onto which an ocean container is
mounted for inland conveyance.
Equipment item as defined by ISO for transport. It must
be of: A) permanent character, strong enough for
repeated use; B) designed to facilitate the carriage of
goods, by one or more modes of transport, without
intermediate reloading; C) fitted with devices for its
ready handling, particularly.
DPA Deadlight (panel)
A set of panels fixed inside a porthole.
DPB Roll Pallet 2
120 X 60 cm pallet on casters.
DPC Container gantry crane
A fixed gantry crane ashore for container handling
DPD Mobile crane
A mobile crane for handling operations.
DPE Floating crane
A crane mounted on a dedicated vessel.
DPF Ship's equipment crane
A crane mounted on a ship for handling operations.
DPG Conveyor belt
Rolling carpet belt.
Equipment device for handling and moving goods.
DPI Stacking equipment
Equipment device for stacking goods.
Equipment device at the rear of a truck for loading and
+ DPL On-board equipment
Equipment permanently on board a means of transport.
EFP Exchangeable EUR flat pallet
A flat euro-pallet that may be exchanged.
EYP Exchangeable EUR Y box pallet
A euro-pallet of type Y that may be exchanged.
FPN Flat pallet EUR non exchangeable
A flat euro-pallet that may not be exchanged.
FPR Flat pallet (railway property) non-exchangeable
A non-exchangeable flat pallet owned by a railroad.
IL Lidded stackable rigid tray (CEN TS 14482:2002)
Lidded stackable rigid tray compliant with CEN TS
LAR Lashing rope
A rope for lashing cargo.
LU Load/unload device on equipment
A mechanical device used in the loading and/or unloading
of cargo into and from transport equipment.
MPA Movable panel
A panel which can be moved.
A platform on which goods can be stacked in order to
facilitate the movement by a forklift or sling.
PBP Identified private box pallet
A box pallet identified as being privately owned.
PFP Identified private flat pallet
A flat pallet identified as being privately owned.
A piece of equipment normally having a flat surface, or
prepared for carrying cargo with a specific shape.
PPA Protecting panel
A panel used for protection.
PST Portable stove
A portable heating unit.
RF Flat car
A railway wagon without raised sides or ends.
RG Reefer generator
A generator used to control the temperature in
temperature-controlled transport equipment.
RGF Ground facility
Storage tank or facility capable of receiving shipment
of goods or commodity.
Rope used in the securing of cargo.
RR Rail car
To identify that the equipment is a rail car.
SPP Identified special pallet
A pallet identified as special.
A narrow strip of flexible material.
SW Swap body
Rectangular equipment unit without wheels, which can be
mounted on a chassis or positioned on legs.
A vehicle without motive power, designed for the
carriage of cargo and to be towed by a motor vehicle.
Waterproof material, e.g. canvas, to spread over cargo
to protect it from getting wet.
Identification of loading tackle used (sheets, ropes,
chains, etc.), as specified in DCU 9 to CIM Article 13;
and of containers, as specified in Articles 5 and 10 of
Annex III to CIM (CIM 17).
TSU Tarpaulin support
A device to support a tarpaulin.
UL ULD (Unit load device)
An aircraft container or pallet.
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