EDI 315: Status Details (Ocean)

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EDI 315: Status Details (Ocean)

What is an EDI 315?
The EDI 315, also known as Status Details (Ocean), is a transaction set employed by ocean carriers to provide timely updates to shippers and receivers regarding their shipments. It enables ocean carriers to communicate specific events in the shipping cycle to trading partners, offering valuable insights into the status of a single shipment or container.


How to use an EDI 315?
Imagine you're a tech company shipping products overseas with OceanX Shipping. Here's how you'd use EDI 315:


1. Initiating Shipment:
Send an EDI 315 to OceanX with shipment details (purchase order, shipping date, etc.).


2. Event Updates:

Automated EDI 315 updates for key events:

  • Pickup: Notifies shipment in transit.
  • Port Arrival: Informs arrival at destination port.
  • Delivery Completion: Signals successful delivery.

3. Receiving and Utilizing EDI 315:

  • Receive timely updates on shipment status for:
  • Planning receiving logistics.
  • Verifying details against internal records.
  • Adapting to unexpected changes or delays.

4. Documentation and Payment:
Match EDI 315 info with EDI 310 Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean) for accurate documentation before payment.


Benefits of an EDI 315

  • Shipment Tracking: Facilitates effective tracking for shippers and receivers.
  • Documentation Verification: Allows shippers to match EDI 315 with the corresponding EDI 310 Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean) for verification before payment issuance.
  • Performance Evaluation: Aids shippers in evaluating carrier performance, potentially influencing decisions for future shipments.
  • Delivery Planning: Enables receivers to plan for incoming deliveries by providing timely updates on events that may impact delivery times.
Essential Components of EDI 315

Much like its counterpart, the EDI 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Message, the EDI 315 carries essential details related to a shipment, including:

Purchase order number(s)
Date and time of shipping event
Contact information for shipper, carrier, and receiver
Shipment details such as container weights, dimensions, or status
Port or terminal information
Expected delivery date and time
Indications of shipment changes with reasons

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