EDI 301 - Booking Confirmation (Ocean)

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This EDI document is sent by ocean carriers in response to requests to reserve space in an ocean vessel and book it for transportation. The EDI 301 can be used to accept, conditionally accept or reject a shipment. This EDI document is used in conjunction with other transaction sets related to ocean carrier shipments.

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Benefits of using a 301 Booking Confirmation (Ocean)

Ocean carriers use the EDI 301 to confirm space, container and equipment availability for a shipment. The confirmation document is typically used in response to the EDI 300 Reservation/Booking Request (Ocean); or to notify other parties such as other ocean carriers.

The transaction set can also be used to respond to the request for reserving:

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Equipment to be transported through an ocean vessel

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Space in an ocean vessel

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Containers

The key data elements included in a booking confirmation:

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Special handling instructions

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Dangerous goods

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Packing group

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Shipping information like carrier service, ship and/or delivery date

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Route information with preference

Common issues regarding EDI 301

Customs declaration information

The ability to accommodate this information varies depending on which line item details are listed.

Hazardous goods

The EDI 301 document does not support hazardous goods measurements like netweight, net volume, radioactivity and concentration of acid.

Haulage

Every container/commodity can only have one ship from, ship to, intermediate export stop off location and requested empty container pick up location.

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