Compass / EDI guide for shipping lines

14 April

This document is to outline our proposed changes for CNS Compass; EDI mapping amendments (as per SMDG standard); new EDI messages (VERMAS) and processes to help lessen the impact to the Shipping Lines and their customers.


Download a Copy of the Guide


For any further questions or queries relating to CNS Compass, please contact the helpdesk team, details below.

CNS helpdesk opening hours

Telephone 0845 658 9930

(Calls to this number are charged at a 7p per minute service charge and the network access charge)

Our Heldesk office hours are 0700 - 1930 on weekdays and 0700 - 1300 on Saturdays and Bank Holidays. If you need us urgently outside those hours, call the usual number and your details will be passed to our on-call analyst.


During office hours, it is our policy to treat emails to the CNS Helpdesk with the same priority as phone calls.