Shipping Container Code & Symbol Guidelines for the U. S. Book Industry
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Shipping Container Code & Symbol Guidelines for the U. S. Book Industry by Distribution Committee of Book Industry

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Published by Book Industry Study Group .
Written in English


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  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy

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Number of Pages22
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Open LibraryOL11537062M
ISBN 100940016435
ISBN 109780940016439

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Guidelines for Shipping Container Labeling Introduction & Background It was when the Distributions Executives Interest Group (DEIG), a committee of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) released a revised version of Guidelines for Shipping Container Codes and Symbols for the US Book Industry. Recent surveys and studies have shown that very. Shipping Container Symbol (SCS) Barcodes. The UPC Shipping Container Symbol (SCS) or GTIN14is very similar in structure. to the Universal Product Code (UPC). Both employ a unique UCC Company Prefix (assigned by GS1US) and a 1 to 5-digit Item Number. (assigned by the Manufacturer, depending on the number of digits in the UCC Company Prefix). A standard container uses a GTIN Shipping Container Code. Since all the units in each container share the same GTIN/13, the container code is based on the GTIN/13 and includes some additional information about the packaging. The same GTIN is used on all like containers. Variable Containers. UPC Shipping Container Symbol. A UPC-A barcode contains 12 characters and has four components. 1. The NS (Number System) Character - This is the first character of the code, typically a zero or a seven. The NS tells whatever computer is receiving the barcode data what type of UPC it is. Zero and seven mean it is a regular UPC.

  A mostly interesting book about the history of the shipping container and its huge importance to the modern economy. That said, while presented to some extent as the life story of the man who made the shipping container happen, it is largely a fairly dry academic study of economic & logistical s: Description. Containers, freight An intermodal container (also container, freight container, ISO container, shipping container, hi-cube container, box, conex box and sea can) is a standardized reusable steel box used for the safe, efficient and secure storage and movement of materials and products within a global containerized intermodal freight transport system. BOOK INDUSTRY STUDY GROUP. Madison Avenue Suite New York, NY Phone: | [email protected] Top 14 International Packing Symbols You Should Know 1. Wine Glass. This cracked wine glass label lets you know the item(s) inside is “fragile.” You’ll notice this symbol on cartons containing items such as china and glassware. 2. Hands with Box. When you see two hands cupping a cube, you know that you should “handle with care.”.

The exporter can book shipping space with a carrier or carrier's agent directly or through a customs broker or forwarder. In practice, it is not uncommon for the exporter to select a carrier and shipping schedule and let the customs broker or forwarder book the space.   Within the shipping industry, most people know that this is most definitely not true. Behind the scenes in the shipping industry, which literally has changed global economies (imagine the U.S. and China without container trading,) there are so many variables, alternatives, and opportunities, all contributing to the increasing complexity of the. A Shipping Container Barcode (also known as a Shipping Container Code, Shipping Container Symbol or a GTIN) is used on the outside of your master cartons and recommended or required by many mid-to-large retailers who have automated their incoming inventory processes. The UPC Shipping Container Symbol is very similar to the Universal Product Code. Containers by Sea: Guidelines on Industry Best Practices’. The Guidelines have been produced to minimise the dangers to containerships, their crews, and all personnel involved with containers throughout the transport chain, and were developed by an expert industry working group, meeting in London and Washington DC during