EDI @

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. The simplest way to understand
EDI transaction is to think of them as electronic documents. These electronic
documents take the place of traditional paper documents in the execution of
business activity. In the shipping industry, customers can set up EDI with their
carriers to submit and receive shipment information. Likewise, business
partners can setup EDI with the carriers to submit and receive equipment
related information.
BENEFITS
  • Eliminates paper handling and the need for document storage
  • Reduces processing speed from hours to minutes
  • Improves the turn-time
  • Helps minimize phone, fax, and courier charges
  • Reduces cost & increases efficiency by improving data flow and elimination of re-keying data.
  • Streamlines the communications process promoting information sharing
  • Environmentally friendly - minimizes paper use & related storage
  • Increasing customer service
EDI SOLUTIONS
Activity Trading Partner EDI Solution EDI Message EDI Standard
Sailing Schedule Customer MOL will send periodic / updated sailing schedules to Customer. IFTSAI 323 EDIFACT ANSI
Booking Request Customer Customer can send in booking requests to MOL for a selected vessel ( including special requirements). IFTMBF 300 EDIFACT ANSI
Booking Confirmation Customer Customer can receive booking confirmation from MOL with proper booking status. IFTMBC 301 EDIFACT ANSI
Container Gate In/Out Depot Container depot’s can send the empty container gate in/out messages to MOL. CODECO 322 EDIFACT ANSI
Transport Instructions Rail Rail operator can receive instructions from MOL for picking up containers from customers. IFTFCC 404 EDIFACT ANSI
Shipping Instructions Customer Customer can send the shipping instructions to MOL which will enable preparation of an accurate Bill of lading. IFTMIN 304 EDIFACT ANSI
Advance Lists Port Ports/Terminals can receive advance list of containers from MOL to facilitate their planning. COPRAR EDIFACT ANSI
Shipped On-board Port Ports/Terminals can send the list of containers that have been shipped onboard a vessel. COARRI 322 EDIFACT ANSI
Customs Manifest Customs MOL will send manifest details to Customs (US/Canada/EUR/China) for every shipment. CUSCAR 309, 311, EDIFACT ANSI
Shipment Status Customer Customer can receive periodic shipment status messages from MOL for predefined events. IFTSTA 315 EDIFACT ANSI
Arrival Notification Customer Customer can receive their cargo arrival notifications from MOL. IFTMAN EDIFACT
Container Discharge Port Ports/Terminals can send the list of containers that have been discharged from a vessel. COARRI 322 EDIFACT ANSI
Release / Delivery Order Customs Customs can receive container release / delivery orders from MOL. COREOR EDIFACT
Invoice Customer, Transporter, Port Customer can receive invoices from MOL. Transport/Rail operators and Port/Terminals can send invoices to MOL. INVOIC 310, 410 EDIFACT ANSI
Customs Reporting *** US Customs Customs Events Advisory Details, Customs Manifest Acceptance/Rejection , Customs Permit to Transfer Request. 350, 353, 355, 356 ANSI
EDI Acknowledgments ALL MOL can send acknowledgment messages with status to all trading partners as required. APERAK CONTROL 997 EDIFACT ANSI
Container Announcement Port/Depot/Rail The message contains an order to release, to make available, to accept or to call down containers or to announce the impending arrival of containers. COPARN EDIFACT
Instruction Contract Statement of actual details/terms/conditions of the service and of the consignment involved. IFTMCS EDIFACT
Set Cancellation ALL Can be used to request the deletion of a previously transmitted transaction set and will indicate the reason for this action, such as diversion or cancelled bill. 998 ANSI
EDI CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS
FTP
  • Trading partners can send/receive files directly to MOL using the FTP server.
SMTP Email
  • The EDI files can be sent as email file attachments.
  • These will be detached from the email & processed automatically.
VAN
  • Value Added Network service providers who do the role of sending/receiving the EDI files.
OFFLINE SOLUTIONS
For customers & other business partners who do not have the systems capability and infrastructure to provide EDI, MOL have come up with the off-line solution. Using these off-line software packages (developed in-house), the trading partners can communicate with MOL on EDI.
Customers can install this simple off-line pack on their desktop PC’s and use this to fill in the details and at the click of a button, the pack will generate the EDI file which can be sent as an email attachment to a specified email id that will be provided at the time of installation.
Container depots / CFS can install this simple off-line pack on their desktop PC’s and use this to input the container gate moves (in / out). With a button click you can generate the EDI file which can be sent as an email attachment to a specified email id that will be provided at the time of installation.
GET STARTED
You can contact your MOL representative in this regard. Based on initial discussions, we will set up a meeting with you to clarify your requirements and review your systems capabilities. You can also send an email enquiry to: edi_enquiry@mol-liner.com

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