322 Terminal Operations Activity (Ocean)

Functional Group SO

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This standard provides the format and establishes the data contents of the Terminal Operations Activity (Ocean) Transaction Set within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange environment. This transaction set provides all the information necessary for a terminal operator or port authority to communicate terminal activities (e.g., "ingates" and "outgates") to authorized parties to a shipment.


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

  2. To identify the equipment.

  3. To specify the cargo location on board the vessel.

  4. To specify pertinent dates and times

  5. To record seal numbers used and the organization that applied the seals.

  6. To relate equipment type and required temperatures

  7. To identify equipment and the commodity being carried

  8. To cross-reference additional equipment to a primary piece of equipment.

  9. To specify the status of the shipment in terms of dates, time, reference numbers, and location

  10. 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

  11. To provide vessel details and voyage number

  12. 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

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

  14. To identify a party by type of organization, name and code

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

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

  17. L0 Loop Optional
    Repeat 999
    1. To specify quantity, weight, volume and type of service for a line item including applicable "quantity/rate-as" data.

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

    3. To specify information relative to hazardous material

  18. To specify the total shipment in terms of weight, volume, rates, charges, advances, and prepaid amounts applicable to one or more line items

  19. 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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