b. Destination Terminal Code (DESCH 4705.1, pg 14).
c. Product Type -- three characters (MG2, DFM) ( DESCH 4705.1, pg 9)
d. Quantity -- expressed in mike barrels.
e. Method of Delivery Code.
f. Period -- delivery desired.
Method of Delivery Codes.
a. 1 -- MSC controlled tankers/barge.
b. 2 -- Commercially controlled tankers making FOB destination shipments.
c. 3 -- Pipeline tankcar, tank truck, barge deliveries arranged by other than MSC.
Period of Delivery Codes.
a. 1 -- 1st thru 10th day of month.
b. 2 -- 11th thru 20th day of month.
c. 3 -- 21st thru end of month.
d. 4 -- Blank. No preference.
Footnotes will be used to convey information not included in the slate format:
a. Changes in storage capacities resulting from such factors as removal of tankage for tank cleaning,
maintenance, repair, or abandonment.
b. Special requirements, restrictions, or limitations relative to usage, storage facilities, pipeline
distribution schedules, draft, safety regulations, and port congestion which affect tanker operations.
c. Significant changes in requirements such a changes due to requirements balances.
a. Some variations can be expected between the quantity slated and the quantity actually delivered
during a calendar month by tankers with DESC cargo numbers designations. The quantity on the tanker may not
equal the quantity requested on the slate. The difference between ordered and received is reported as a
"POSITIVE", "NEGATIVE", or "ZERO" requirements balance.
(1) If the quantity delivered is less then the quantity slated, the requirements balance would be