Australian Freight Labels - New GS1 Standard Explained


A new standard for

Greater efficiency across supply chains

 

insignia is a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner

The GS1 Australian transport labels were developed for users to identify logistic units uniquely so they can be tracked and traced throughout the supply chain network. Three types of labels have been developed in order to assist with automation for freight labelling within Australia including the consolidated transport label, two part transport and logistics label and transport only label.

Reduce waste caused by re-labelling freight as it travels across a multi leg supply chain

Improve interoperability and visibility across the multiple transport carriers by providing a common transport identifier for all parties

Improve productivity and reduce costs in the supply chain

Each label has a unique identifier, or an SSCC


Australian Freight Label Starter Pack

How the new label works

Each logistics unit is identified with a unique serial number, the Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC). By scanning the barcode which includes the SSCC code the physical movement of the logistics unit can be matched with the electronic business messages that refer to them. This allows for transparency across multiple carriers as well as ability to implement an array of applications such as cross docking, shipment routing and automated receiving.


Standard Launched March 4, 2016

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and GS1 Australia officially launched the new Australian Transport Standards for Freight Labelling and EDI including the Australian Transport Label on March 04th 2016. The guideline was developed by the ALC Supply Chain Standards Work Group for the Australian Transport & Logistics Industry.

The Australian Freight Labelling Guideline provides guidance to industry on how to physically identify and label logistic and transport units to support efficient transport management processes from point of origin to destination.

Want to learn more about the GS1 guidelines for the new Australian Freight Labels standard?

Download the Australian Freight Labelling Guideline


Which type of label do I need?

Consolidated Transport Label

New ATL Consolidated Transport Label Format

Two Part Transport and Logistics Label

Two Part ATL Transport and Logistics Label Format

Transport Only Label

New ATL Transport Only Label Format


Consolidated Transport Label

When is it applied?

Applied when the delivery destination is known at the time the freight is constructed and the cargo owner is able to produce both components in one label.

What does the label contain?

The top half contains the Transport information and the bottom half contains information for the freight receiver.




Two Part Transport and Logistics Label

When is it applied?

Used when the freight already has an SSCC label affixed by the cargo owner prior to knowing it's final destination. The transport label is applied as an additional label containing the information required in the transport process

What does the label contain?

The top half contains the Transport information and the bottom half contains information for the freight receiver.




Transport Only Label

When is it applied?

The Transport Only Label is applied when the freight does not have a Serial Shipping Container Code label (SSCC) applied and the receiver of the freight does not require a SSCC logistics label. This label may also be used when the freight owner is not a GS1 Member and the earliest Transport & Logistics Provider in the chain applies a unique freight label using their GS1 number range.



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