SSCC

Also know as, SSCC-18 and Serial Shipping Container Code.

The EAN.UCC System also provides identification numbers to assure worldwide uniqueness for serialized identification of Logistics Units (shipping containers). This identification number is known as the SSCC, and is stored in a fixed length data structure of 18 digits. This serialized identification is sometimes referred to as the license plate. Once assigned to a shipping container, an SSCC number shall not be used to identify another shipping container for a minimum of 12 months from the time it is shipped to a trading partner.

The data structure is:

Example

0

0

6

1

4

1

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

SSCC

E

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

C

*Please Note: (00) is the Application Indentifier and is not included above or included in the calculation of the check digit.

 

Special Notice Effective January 2001, the Extension digit E replaces Packaging Type. The Extension digit has no defined logic, and is available to the member company to increase the capacity of the Serial Reference.

 

N (Positions 2 - 17) is a unique number consisting of two parts: the EAN.UCC Company Prefix assigned by the UCC or EAN International to identify a member company and a Serial Reference assigned by the member company to identify any one shipping container, e.g., case, pallet. For example, the company prefix can be the manufactures id in the UPC number.