ACI - Marine Mode
Marine Conveyance Report – SO91

Data Requirements

The marine carrier, or its agent, prepares and transmits the Conveyance Report (SO91) within specified timeframes to the CBSA through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). The timeframe for the Conveyance Report (SO91) depends on the type of cargo.

For additional information on conveyance pre-arrival procedures, refer to Memorandum D12-1-1 – Pre-arrival Marine.

In this section you will find information regarding:

Conveyance Reference Number (CRN)

The Conveyance Reference Number (CRN) is a key element that is used to link all Cargo Reports to the vessel on which the cargo is to arrive. The CRN consists of the CBSA approved carrier code followed by the report number.

Therefore, the CRN must be provided on all Marine Cargo Report transmissions of each consortium partner. The master carrier must establish, assign and communicate the CRN to all consortium partners well in advance of the first load port in order that all carriers in the consortium partnership can transmit their Cargo Reports 24 hours before loading.

Various ACI Marine Circumstances

Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Accuracy

If the date (calendar day) of arrival changes, the ETA must be transmitted, received, and acknowledged by CBSA prior to 11:59 p.m. of the day before the original ETA. Also, if the time of the ETA changes by more than 8 hours, the carrier must transmit a change to the ETA.

For example:
ETA on the Conveyance Report (SO91) is 20:00, April 30, 2004
ETA changes to 03:00, May 1, 2004

The marine carrier must transmit a change because the actual day of arrival changes. The electronic change is required no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 29, 2004.

In the following example, the marine carrier is not required to transmit a change to the ETA:

ETA on the Conveyance Report (SO91) is 16:00, April 30, 2004
ETA changes to 23:00, April 30, 2004

Pre-Arrival Notification (PAN)

Will the marine carriers, or their agent, continue to provide the CBSA with the pre-arrival notification (PAN) even when the Conveyance Report is transmitted 96 hours before the arrival of the vessel at the first Canadian port of call?

While many of the information requirements on the PAN mirror the electronic Conveyance Report, the implementation of ACI does not change the Pre-Arrival Notification process. The marine carrier, or their agent, will continue to provide the PAN to the local CBSA office 96 hours before the arrival of the vessel in the same manner as today. The complete inward report package, e.g. Form E311, CBSA Declaration Card, Form E1, Ships Stores Declaration, Form Y14, Crew's Effects Declaration, etc., may be presented to the CBSA on arrival.

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