RTA at lock/bridge/terminal

Introduction/Additional information: 

Introduction:

The RTA message shall be sent as answer to a previously received ETA message (Inland ASM FI 21) from shore to the vessel to confirm the requested time of arrival, or to propose a different schedule.

Additional Information:

  • As an answer to an ETA message, the RTA shall be sent within 15, maximum 30 minutes after the reception of the initial ETA message.
  • An RTA message might also be solely initiated by a shore application, e.g. a lock, to inform the addressed ship of the requested time of arrival. An optional ETA message may be sent from vessel to shore to confirm the proposed RTA. If the vessel agrees with the RTA, the time of arrival in the ETA answer shall match with the RTA. In this case no further confirmation RTA shall be expected.
  • UN country code, UN location code, Fairway section number, Terminal code and Fairway hectometre shall be derived from the ISRS code as part of the RIS Index published in the European Reference Data Management System (ERDMS).
  • The RTA shall always be transmitted in UTC but for input and display converted in local time of the destination.
Permitted as from: 
10/10/2007
Registrant: 
EU
Message number: 
6
DAC: 
200
FI: 
22
Technical point of contact: 

RIS VTT

State: 
in force
Number of slots (max): 
2