EDI 300 Reservation (Booking Request) (Ocean)

Functional Group RO

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This standard provides the format and establishes the data contents of the Reservation (Booking Request) (Ocean) Transaction Set within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set is used by a shipper or a forwarder to reserve space, containers and equipment for transport by ocean vessel.


Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To transmit identifying numbers, dates and other basic data relating to the transaction set

  3. To specify the authority for authorizing an action and the date authentication is made

  4. To assign a priority to a booking which would increase the possibility that this cargo would be booked on said voyage and not be shut out

  5. To specify information used to make a reservation for space on an ocean vessel.

  6. To specify container information and transportation service to be used

  7. To transmit identifying numbers and descriptive information as specified by the reference number qualifier

  8. N1 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 10
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name and code

    2. To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

  9. To identify a person or office to whom communications should be directed

  10. R4 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 20
    1. Contractual or operational port or point relevant to the movement of the cargo.

    2. To specify pertinent dates and times

  11. To relate equipment type and required temperatures

  12. To specify special handling instructions in coded or free-form format


Max use
  1. LX Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 999
    1. To reference a line number in a transaction set.

    2. To identify the equipment.

    3. To specify pertinent dates and times

    4. To specify quantity, weight, volume and type of service for a line item including applicable "quantity/rate-as" data.

    5. To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers.

    6. To describe physical dimensions and quantities.

    7. H1 Loop Optional
      Repeat 10
      1. To specify information relative to hazardous material

      2. To specify free-form hazardous material descriptive data in addition to the information provided in segment H1

  2. To provide vessel details and voyage number

  3. To specify information about a specific event

  4. To transmit information in a free-form format, if necessary, for comment or special instruction.


Max use
  1. To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments).

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