EDI 301 Confirmation (Ocean)

Functional Group RO

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Confirmation (Ocean) Transaction Set (301) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide all the information necessary for an ocean carrier to confirm space, container, and equipment availability in response to the Reservation (Booking Request - Ocean) Transaction Set (300); or to notify other parties such as terminal operators or other ocean carriers.


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 specify confirmation information for space booking including numbers, dates and load time

  5. To transmit information relative to containers available for release

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

  7. N1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 4
    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

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

  9. 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

  10. To relate equipment type and required temperatures

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

    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. 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


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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