Learn about Common EDI Transactions

EDI transactions are used by business trading partners to exchange documents in a standardized format, allowing for automation and streamlining of purchase orders, invoices, acknowledgments, payments, and more. 

EDI 310: Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean)

What is an EDI 310 Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean)?

The EDI 310 Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean) is to sent to provide ocean bill of lading information. It is sent by ocean carriers to interested parties and can be used as the receipt for the shipment; to substitute for a paper bill of lading where the parties have agreed that a paper bill of lading is not necessary

How is an EDI 310 Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean) used?

An EDI 310 Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean) is used by shippers, ocean carriers, and terminal operators to exchange receipt as well as invoice details related to a shipment. It can also be used to provide information related to ocean carriers.

The EDI 310 set is used for the following purposes: 

  • Ocean carriers send the bill to various interested parties, which use it as a receipt

  • It is used as a substitute of a paper bill of lading (it is imperative for the parties to agree that a paper bill of lading is not required)

  • It verifies the bill of lading information before printing and releasing the receipt

  • It provides general information

  • It conveys manifest information

  • It is also used as an invoice for the related freight

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