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EDI 315: Status Details (Ocean)

EDI 315 Definition

The EDI 315 transaction set is used within the ocean transportation and logistics industry to communicate the status of a shipment. It provides detailed information about the movement and current status of cargo transported by sea, including events such as departure, arrival, customs clearance, and delivery. The EDI 315 helps all parties involved in the supply chain, including shippers, consignees, and logistics providers, to track the progress of ocean shipments in real-time.

What is EDI 315 Used for?

Ocean carriers and logistics providers use the EDI 315 to update interested parties on the status of ocean shipments. This information can be used to manage inventory levels, plan for receiving or distribution activities, and provide updates to customers about the expected arrival of goods. Recipients of the EDI 315 can integrate this data into their supply chain management systems to automate tracking and improve operational efficiency.

Key Elements of EDI 315

An EDI 315 document typically includes key elements to effectively convey status details of ocean shipments:

Benefits of EDI 315

Utilizing the EDI 315 document offers several advantages:

EDI 315 Document Example

Here’s a simplified example of what an EDI 315 might look like in raw data format:


B4****20241130*1230*UN*Port of Loading*UN*Port of Discharge




R4*E*UN*Port of Loading*POL123

R4*R*UN*Port of Discharge*POD456



Guide to EDI 315 Terms and Elements:

This example is designed to give a basic understanding of how an EDI 315 document might look, including the types of information it conveys. Remember, the actual implementation might vary based on specific business needs and partnerships.

Advance Your Status Tracking and Management with Comparatio

Ready to take your shipment visibility to the next level with EDI 315? Contact Comparatio today to discover how our EDI solutions can provide comprehensive status updates, improve supply chain efficiency, and enhance customer communication with detailed shipment information.

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