The Gen-Disp Format

Introduction:

The following is our "middle of the road" file format in terms of amount of data provided. It is typically sent via email, and can be sent either hourly (when data is available) or daily. Once you are ready to begin receiving data in this format, please send email to it-request@ibcinc.com specifying that you want to receive the gen-disp format, give us the email address to which you want it sent, and let us know the schedule (hourly or daily) on which you want us to generate the data.

File Format:

The file uses standard CSV (comma-separated values) format.

    Name Field                          Max Size, Format
    ======================================================
    Our internal shipment identifier    11
    IBC's HAWB                          11      only digits
    Customer Reference                  11
    Full HAWB                           22	Only if requested
    Shipment creation date              10      YYYYMMDD, Only if requested
    US port of entry                     3      Only if requested & appropriate
    Disposition Code Date               10      YYYYMMDD
    Disposition Code Time                4      HHMM
    Disposition Code                     2
    Disposition Code Explanation        63
    POD Date                            10      YYYYMMDD
    POD Time                             4      HHMM
    POD                                 25

Notes:

If you want either of the fields that say "Only if Requested" above, then please indicate this in your email request.

The disp code (disposition code) fields are used to provide updates other than PODs. For a complete list of codes and their meanings see our disposition code list.

A shipment's creation and POD aren't normally considered events in our system, but if you request we can send them to you as such. We'll use "_A" as the disposition code for the creation (add) event and "_P" for the POD event.

Sample Data:

Here are some sample data files in Gen-Disp format.