EDI 300 Reservation (Booking Request) (Ocean)

Functional Group RO

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Reservation (Booking Request) (Ocean) Transaction Set (300) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be 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 identify a person or office to whom communications should be directed

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

  5. 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

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

  7. Y2 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10
    1. To specify container information and transportation service to be used

    2. To relate equipment type and required temperatures

  8. To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

  9. To specify the responsibilities and carrier preference

  10. N1 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 99
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

    2. To specify additional names

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

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

  11. 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

  12. To relate equipment type and required temperatures

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

  14. To specify attributes required for a piece of equipment


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 relate equipment type and required temperatures

    4. To specify pertinent dates and times

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

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

    7. To describe physical dimensions and quantities

    8. To specify rate and charges detail relative to a line item including freight charges, advances, special charges, and entitlements

    9. To specify identifying information

    10. 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 the H1 segment

    11. LH1 Loop Optional
      Repeat 100
      1. To specify the hazardous commodity identification reference number and quantity

      2. To specify the hazardous notation and endorsement information

      3. To specify the hazardous material shipping name and additional descriptive requirements

      4. To uniquely identify the variable information required by government regulation covering the transportation of hazardous material shipments

      5. To specify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information relating to shipments of hazardous material

      6. To specify additional Transport Canada requirements covering transportation of dangerous goods in Canada

      7. To specify the placard information required by the second government agency when shipment is to cross into another country

      8. To transmit specific hazardous material reference numbers

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

  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 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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