How to check container number is right or wrong?

How to check container number is right or wrong?

What is a container check digit?

This allows operators, terminals, depots, and other parties in the supply chain to automatically validate container numbers and easily identify incorrect container numbers introduced through a data-entry error or an erroneous OCR (optical character recognition) reading. The container check digit provides a means of validating the transmission accuracy of the owner/operator code and serial number.

How is a Check digit Calculated?

As the check digit is calculated using an algorithm that takes into account both the BIC code and serial number, it is imperative that the check digit be modified when containers are re-marked with a different BIC code.

The owner prefix (BIC code): three capital letters of the Latin alphabet to indicate the owner or principal operator of the container,

The equipment category identifier: one capital letter as follows:The equipment category identifier: one capital letter as follows:
• U for all freight containers,
• J for detachable freight container-related equipment,
• Z for trailers and chassis,

The serial number: six Arabic numerals, left at owner‘s or operator‘s option,

The check digit: one Arabic numeral providing a means of validating the recording and transmission accuracies of the owner code and serial num

What is BIC code? 

BIC= Business identifier coder. it is the International ISO standard ISO 9362. The BIC is used for addressing messages, routing business transactions and identifying business parties. The BIC is an 8-character code, defined as ‘business party identifier’, consisting of the business party prefix (4 alphanumeric), the country code as defined in ISO 3166-1 (2 alphabetic), and the business party suffix (2 alphanumerics).ber.

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