BAPLIE stands for BAyPLan Including Empties. The BAPLIE message is a widely used EDIFACT message in the shipping industry. It is used by and between various parties to advise the exact stowage positions of the cargo on board of an ocean vessel. It is currently chiefly used for container cargo.
Besides the container number and the exact position on board, general information regarding the containers is also specified such as weight and hazardous cargo class. The information can be used for creating vessel discharge and also pre planning containers prior to their arrival.