Work Item
ASTM WK88617

New Terminology for NSAC Recommended Minimum Required Data Set

1. Scope

The National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC) submitted recommendations for the minimum required data set for shipment level (both for US import and export cargo), container level (both for US import and export cargo), and ocean cargo moving through intermodal rail to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

Within the FMC Recommendations on the Maritime Transportation Data System Requirements, Appendix 1.5 includes NSAC Recommendations on Export and Import Data Set submitted on December 12, 2022. Appendix 1.7 MTDI Lexicon defines terms that reportedly will be used in future rulemakings by the FMC. NSAC Recommendations include terms not found in the MTDI Lexicon. This work item proposes aligning NSAC Recommendation terms with the MTDI Lexicon and further adding/suggesting additions/modifications to the MTDI definitions.


NSAC; National Shipper Advisory Committee; minimum required data set


Recommendations that use terms which are not defined in an agreed lexicon promotes confusion and misalignment. The MTDI Lexicon is a first draft that will require additional terms to be added and defined for common understanding and consumption by stakeholders across the logistics landscape.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F49.01

Committee: F49

Staff Manager: Jennifer Tursi

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-15-2023

Technical Contact: Michael Darden

Item: 000