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EDI 109 Vessel Content Details

Functional Group VE

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Vessel Content Details Transaction Set (109) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide all the information necessary to report event details for a shipment and status for one or more containers bound for a port. It is intended to accommodate the details for one status or event associated with many containers, as well as more than one status or event for one shipment.


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 transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

  4. To transmit identifying information relative to identification of vessel, transportation dates, lading quantity, weight, and cube

  5. To specify information about a specific event

  6. 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

    3. To specify information about a specific event

    4. N9 Loop Optional
      Repeat 9999
      1. To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

      2. To convey the status of a shipment

  7. 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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