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Shipment Types in SAP

Updated Feb 01, 2022

This SAP Project Management tutorial, explains the step-by-step procedure to define shipment types in your SAP system with the proper screenshots.

What are Shipment Types in SAP?

The shipment type contains all the important control features for a shipment, such as a number range, whether the shipment is inbound or outbound, how leg determination is performed, and which leg indicator has been set for a shipment of this type.

How to Define Shipment Types in SAP Transportation?

Please follow the steps below to define Shipment Types in your SAP system:

Enter t-code SPRO in the SAP command field and Execute it.


Now on Customizing: Execute Project screen click the SAP Reference IMG button to proceed.

Reference IMG

Next, navigate to the following SAP IMG path:

Transportation > Shipments > Define Shipment Types

IMG Path

On the Change View "Shipment Types": Overview screen, you will see the list of the previously defined Shipment Types on your SAP system.

Next click on the New Entries button to define a new Shipment Type in your SAP system.

New Entries

Now, provide the following details about the new Shipment types


Once all the details are entered click the Save button to save the new configuration


Next, select your Customization Request id and press Enter to proceed.


A message Data was saved will be displayed on the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully created a new Shipment type in your SAP Transport system.