EDI 301 Confirmation (Ocean)

Functional Group RO

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set 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 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 specify confirmation information for space booking including numbers, dates, and load time

  6. Y4 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10
    1. To transmit information relative to containers available for release

    2. To relate equipment type and required temperatures

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

  8. To specify the responsibilities and carrier preference

  9. N1 Loop Optional
    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

  10. 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

  11. To relate equipment type and required temperatures

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

  13. 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 transmit information in a free-form format for comment or special instruction

    5. L0 Loop Mandatory
      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 describe physical dimensions and quantities

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

      5. H1 Loop Optional
        Repeat 100
        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

      6. 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


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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