324 Vessel Stow Plan (Ocean)

Functional Group SO

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Vessel Stow Plan (Ocean) Transaction Set (324) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide all the information relative to the stowage of equipment and cargo on a vessel.


Max use
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
Vessel IdentificationMandatory
Max 1
To provide vessel details and voyage number
R4 Loop
Repeat 20
Port or TerminalMandatory
Max 1
Contractual or operational port or point relevant to the movement of the cargo
Date/Time ReferenceOptional
Max 15
To specify pertinent dates and times
N7 Loop
Repeat 9999
Equipment DetailsMandatory
Max 1
To identify the equipment
Seal NumbersOptional
Max 5
To record seal numbers used and the organization that applied the seals
Equipment DescriptionOptional
Max 1
To identify further the referenced equipment
Cross-Reference EquipmentOptional
Max 2
To cross-reference additional equipment to a primary piece of equipment
Cargo Location ReferenceMandatory
Max 1
To specify the cargo location on board the vessel
Port or TerminalOptional
Max 9
Contractual or operational port or point relevant to the movement of the cargo
Equipment and TemperatureOptional
Max 1
To relate equipment type and required temperatures
Special Handling InstructionsOptional
Max 6
To specify special handling instructions in coded or free-form format
Hazardous MaterialOptional
Max 4
To specify information relative to hazardous material
Reference IdentificationOptional
Max 10
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
Transaction Set TrailerMandatory
Max 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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