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EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)

Seaboard Marine has been very active in advancements with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).


Our Current Capabilities
  • Booking Request (Message 300)

    The shipper or forwarder can use this transaction set to reserve cargo space.

  • Booking Confirmation (Message 301)

    This message is used to confirm the Booking Request (Message 300).

  • Ocean Shipping Instructions (Message 304)

    This message supplies the same information as the Shipper's Letter of Instruction. It provides all the information necessary to prepare and distribute a contract of carriage (ocean bill of lading and other shipping documents).

  • Manifest data (Message 309)

    This message is a summary of bills of lading on a manifest. It's currently being used to exchange information with several overseas governmental authorities.

  • Automated Manifest System (AMS) with US Customs (Message 309)

    This system transmits inbound cargo information to US Customs and receives cargo release/hold status from US Customs.

  • Bill of Lading data and Ocean Invoice (Message 310)

    This message includes all information normally found on a bill of lading, including freight charges.

  • Arrival Notification (Message 312)

    This message is used to notify Consignee of shipment arrival.

  • Shipment Status (message 315)

    This message is used to report status or event details (cargo receipt, departure and arrival) for individual shipments.

  • Terminal Operations and Intermodal Ramp Activity (Message 322)

    This message is used to communicate terminal and intermodal ramp activities (i.e. "ingates" and "outgates")

  • Vessel Schedule and Itinerary (Message 323)

    This message provides all information necessary to communicate the schedule and itinerary of an ocean vessel.

  • Electronic invoicing and reconciliation with most of our equipment leasing companies.

  • Seaboard has the ability to interconnect with customers via value-added networks (VAN), via FTP, or via AS2.

  • EDI messages can be transmitted using either ANSI-X12, UN/EDIFACT, or XML.

Planned EDI Services


New EDI opportunities are continually being evaluated. If necessary, our EDI specialists will work with you to explore customer-specific EDI requirements. Please complete the following: EDI Request Form.

For any EDI questions please email us at edi@seaboardmarine.com