Use GINCs to identify a grouping of logistic units that has been consigned to a freight forwarder or carrier and is intended to be transported as a whole. This ID Key is generally assigned by the freight forwarder or carrier.
- The GINC is typically used by freight forwarders to instruct transport providers; for example, on a Master Airway Bill (MAWB) or a Master Bill of Lading (MBL)
- The GINC can be encoded in a barcode or as text on a MAWB / MBL, or in addition to the SSCC, on a logistics label
- The GINC can be electronically used in transport instruction and transport status messages between freight forwarder and transport provider