EDI 301 - Booking Confirmation (Ocean)

EDI 301 is used by an ocean carrier to respond to Reservations Booking (EDI 300) by either accepting, conditionally accepting, or rejecting the booking request.

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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:


Equipment to be transported through an ocean vessel


Space in an ocean vessel



The key data elements included in a booking confirmation:


Special handling instructions


Dangerous goods


Packing group


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


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.


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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