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EDI 310: Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean)

EDI 310 Definition

The EDI 310 transaction set is used within the ocean shipping and logistics industry to provide a detailed invoice for services rendered in the transportation of goods by sea. This document covers freight charges, including ocean transportation, terminal handling, and related accessorial charges. It serves as a comprehensive billing statement from carriers to shippers or consignees for ocean freight services, facilitating accurate and efficient processing of freight invoices.

What is EDI 310 Used for?

Ocean carriers use the EDI 310 to electronically send freight invoices to shippers, consignees, or third-party logistics providers for the transportation of goods by sea. The recipient of the EDI 310 can automate the processing of these invoices into their accounts payable system, facilitating quick and accurate payment for services rendered. This electronic exchange of invoice information helps to streamline billing operations, reduce paperwork, and improve cash flow management for carriers.

Key Elements of EDI 310

An EDI 310 document typically includes key elements to effectively convey ocean freight receipt and invoice information:

Benefits of EDI 310

Utilizing the EDI 310 document offers several advantages:

EDI 310 Document Example

Here’s a simplified example of what an EDI 310 might look like in raw data format:



N1*SH*Shipper Name*1*123 Shipper Street*City*ST*12345

N1*CN*Consignee Name*2*456 Consignee Avenue*City*ST*67890

R4*E*UN*Port of Loading*POL123

R4*R*UN*Port of Discharge*POD456


L1*1*1000*KG*500.00*Ocean Freight Charge

L1*2**0*25.00*Terminal Handling Charge


Guide to EDI 310 Terms and Elements:

This example is designed to give a basic understanding of how an EDI 310 document might look, including the types of information it conveys. Remember, the actual implementation might vary based on specific business needs and partnerships.

Revolutionize Your Freight Receipt and Invoice Processing with Comparatio

Ready to improve your freight management and invoicing accuracy with EDI 310? Contact Comparatio today to discover how our EDI solutions can streamline your freight receipt and invoice processing, enhance operational efficiency, and contribute to a stronger bottom line.

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