304 Shipping Instructions
Functional Group SO
X12I Transportation Subcommittee
This Draft Standard for Trial Use provides the format and establishes the data contents of the Shipment Instructions Transaction Set (304) within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange environment. 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, it provides for the transmission of shipping and financial information required by the forwarder to move cargo and provide the services requested.