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Industry Reference Data

Industry Reference Data

 

A key objective for GTA’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) is to provide industry Standard Data Reference Tables for common industry data codes including Port Codes, Site Codes, Grain / Grade Codes and Varietal Codes.

 

The purpose of having industry data Standards is to improve facilitation of trade when industry needs to share, exchange and understand data. The introduction of standard data code formats enables GTA Members and industry participants to link its existing data to a common code reference, such as a master file, providing a common point of reference. The objective is to provide opportunity to streamline data sharing amongst participants and to simplify the ‘mapping’ of data between systems. Industry participants are encouraged to consider the use of the standard data code formats when implementing new systems, system upgrades or when developing data conversion tables.

 

Standardised Reference Table - Grain Varietal Code Master List

The introduction of a Standardised Reference Table for grain varietal codes enables GTA Members and industry participants to link all its existing data to a varietal code reference or master list, providing a common point of reference.   The Standardised Reference Table – Grain Varietal Master List can be accessed here.

 

Example - Data Code Structures

ITAC reviewed and has endorsed the following Standard Code formats.

A description of the formats and examples of the specific codes are included in Table 1.

 

Table 1. Examples of Proposed Codes to fulfil the Standard Data Codes 

Data

Description

Examples

Codes

Port Codes

Code (Alpha) used to identify a designated Port area.  The Codes used are aligned to the International Port Codes.

Geraldton

Kwinana

Bunbury

Albany

GET

KWI

BUY

ALH

Port Freight Zone Codes

Code (Alpha/numeric) used to identify a Port Freight Zone for allocation of sites to Natural Terminal Port (NTP).   

Geraldton

Kwinana

Bunbury

Albany

GET1

KWI1

BUY1

ALH1

Port District Codes

Code (Alpha/Numeric) used to identify a specific district within a port area  

PAD Inner Harbour PAD Outer Harbour

ADL1

ADL2

 

Receival Agent Identification Code 

Code (Alpha) used to identify a Receival agent/Storage Operator 

CBH Group

Bunge

Viterra

GrainCorp

CBH

BUN

VIT

GNC

State Codes

Code (Numeric) based on Australian Post Codes methodology 

WA

SA

Vic

6000

5000

3000

Site Codes

Code (Numeric) to identify a storage/receival site (country & port).  The GTA Location Differential (LD) sites were the basis of sites included on the Site Code Reference Table. The structure of each code is the first numeral represents the state. The other 3 numerals were randomly allocated.  

Ainsworth - WA

Apamurra - SA

Balliang – Vic

Ardlethan - NSW

Allora – Qld

 

6297

5925

3244

2917

4630

Business Activity Code

Code (Alpha/Numeric) used to identify the major business activity of a storage/receival site.

Bulk Shipping Terminal – Fixed Asset

 

Domestic consumption site

 

 

P050

 

 

 

C001

 

Port Related Data and Specific Codes Allocated

ITAC has endorsed the following specific codes for Port related data points. They can be accessed here

 

Receival/Storage Site Codes  

ITAC has endorsed Site Codes for WA, SA, Vic, NSW and Qld.  They can be accessed here: