Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) involves the computer to computer interchange of standardized electronic documents. EDI networks are gaining acceptance as a solution to dealing with enormous volumes paperwork, document tracking and manual file maintenance. It is described how, in August 1988, a California-based company, CEDEX Inc., launched an international EDI system for the transmission of data related to container leases, and to depot and terminal operations. The system, known as the CEDEX/REDINET Services network, will enable any party in the industry to communicate with another regardless of computer type or programming language. The article includes a sample message transmission, of the type "damage description," from a container owner to a repair firm. It is based on DIS 9897, the Container Equipment Data Exchange Standard of the ISO and conforms fully with the United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Trade (EDIFACT).

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  • Accession Number: 00656192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM