Global Shipment Identification Number (GSIN)

The Global Shipment Identification Number (GSIN) is a number assigned by a seller and shipper of goods to identify a shipment comprised of one or more logistic units that are intended to be delivered together.

The logistic units keep the same GSIN during all transport stages, from origin to final destination. The GSIN identifies the logical grouping of one or several logistic units, each identified with a separate Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC).

The GSIN can be encoded by the shipper in a bar code or as text on a House Way Bill, or in addition to the SSCC, on a logistics label.

The GSIN can be electronically used by a company in transport instruction and transport status messages between freight forwarder and transport provider, and also as a reference in the Despatch Advice.

Note: The GSIN is fully compatible with ISO/IEC 15459 - part 8: Grouping of transport units. The GSIN also meets the requirements for a unique consignment reference (UCR) according to the world customs organisation.

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