EDI Solution

EDI Solution For OOCL Partners (Marine Shipments)

EDI SolutionĀ for system-to-system integration is implemented by many companies in a variety of industries to transmit business information electronically. Organizations that handle large volumes of data often use EDI Solution to minimize data entry and share information with other systems within their organization. In the shipping industry, customers can set up EDI with their carriers to submit and receive shipment information. If you use EDI Solution for existing business applications, you may want to consider using it to manage your shipment data.

EDI Solution Business Benefits

  • EDI integration eliminates the need for double input, improving your operations.
  • Experience fewer submission errors and faster document turnaround time.
  • Managing shipment information by EDI can help you minimize phone, fax, and courier charges by submitting documents electronically.
  • Save effort with proven and efficient implementation process – standardized integrations can be implemented quickly.
  • Data integrity — our system automatically monitors message integrity and can issue reports and e-mail notifications to the appropriate parties if the message fails established criteria.

Standard EDI Messages

OOCL offers a standardized EDI integration process. OOCL supports the following UN/EDIFACT and ANSI-X.12 message standards:

Messages EDIFACT X.12
Sailing Schedule IFTSAI
Booking Request IFTMBF
Booking Confirmation IFTMBC
Booking Cancellation IFTMBF
Shipping Instructions IFTMIN
Manifest or B/L Information IFTMCS
Shipment Milestone Status IFTSTA
Message Acknowledgement APERAK

Message Formats

  • EDI – Widely adopted market standard (UN/EDIFACT and X12) for system-to-system integration for booking, shipping instructions, shipment status, and B/L details.
  • XML – Provides flexible method to organize, integrate, and transmit your shipment data.
  • Other File Formats – Used to exchange shipping information between systems with different data element structures. Ideal for customers without a format EDI/XML system. Other file formats include flat file, PDF, and comma-delimited files.

Transmission Protocols

The following transmission protocols can be used to transport electronic document formats including EDI, XML, or proprietary formats.

  • Secure FTP (SFTP) – Combined with SSH (Secure Shell) protocal, SFTP lets you transfer and manipulate data over the Internet.
  • Value-Added Network (VAN) – A secure, reliable, and traceable transmission method that allows trading partners to share data and business processes formatted for EDI.
  • AS2 – A protocol used to securely transport data over the Internet. Security is achieved with digital certificates and encryption.
  • SMTP – Text-based protocol that allows e-mail transmission over the Internet.

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