Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

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

Our Current Capabilities

This transaction set can be used to allow shippers or other interested parties to offer (tender) a shipment to a full load (truckload) motor carrier including detailed scheduling, equipment requirements, commodities, and shipping instructions pertinent to a load tender. It is not to be used to provide a motor carrier with data relative to a Less-than-Truckload bill of lading, pickup notification, or manifest.

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This transaction set can be used by a transportation carrier to provide shippers, consignees, and their agents with the status of shipments in terms of dates, times, locations, route, identifying numbers, and conveyance.

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The Response to a Load Tender is used as the response to a Motor Carrier Load Tender Transaction Set (204) which has been used as a load tender.

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The transaction set can be used by a shipper or a forwarder to reserve space, containers and equipment for transport by ocean vessel.

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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.

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When this transaction set is transmitted to an ocean carrier, it provides all the information necessary to prepare and distribute a contract of carriage such as an ocean bill of lading, sea waybill, and other shipping documents. When this transaction set is transmitted to a freight forwarder or customs broker, it provides for the transmission of shipping and financial information required by the forwarder or customs broker to move cargo and provide the services requested.

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This transaction set is sent by the carrier to the shipper, forwarder, or Freight Bill Processor. It provides all information traditionally presented on a paper bill of lading or waybill. It does not take the place of a bill of lading or waybill. It reflects the original shippers instructions (fully reconciled to cargo received) and has in addition rates, charges, onboard dates and container information.

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The transaction set can be used to provide all the information necessary to report status or event details for selected shipments or containers.

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

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

Planned EDI Services

EDI Request Form

New EDI opportunities are continually being evaluated. If necessary, our EDI specialists will work with you to explore customer-specific EDI requirements. Please click on the link provided to complete the form.

For any EDI questions please email us at EDIAdmin@SeaboardMarine.com