Horizon Lines provides a complete end-to-end implementation of many of the most common EDI messages used in the Ocean Transportation industry. Using industry-standard tools and current technologies, Horizon Lines is able to exchange data files with our customers & vendors essentially integrating our supply chain systems and increasing efficiency on our side & yours.
Horizon Lines currently supports both the transmission of outbound EDI files as well as the import of inbound files. Supported standards include ANSI X12 and EDIFACT. While the vast majority of our transactions are booking requests, booking confirmations (300 and 301, respectively) and operational and commercial equipment movements (322 and 315, respectively), Horizon Lines also supports the following message types:
210 – Motor carrier freight details
214 – Transportation carrier shipment status
300 – Booking request
301 – Booking confirmation
304 – Shipping instructions
303 – Booking Cancellation
309 – Customs manifest
310 – Ocean Freight invoice
315 – Equipment status
322 – Operational equipment status
323 – Vessel Schedule
350 – Customs hold/release
353- Vessel Arrival
355 – US Customs acceptance rejection
404 – Rail carrier shipment info
410 – Rail carrier freight details
820 – Payment order
824 – Application advice
601 – Customs export information
997 – Functional acknowledgement
Horizon Lines delivers EDI files through a variety of communications protocols. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is the most common, providing a solid and proven method for electronic data exchange. Using this method, customers may choose whether to pick up their files from the Horizon Lines FTP server or have their files transmitted directly to their server; likewise, users may transmit their outbound files to Horizon Lines, or simply place them on their server for pickup by Horizon Lines’ automated processes. Additionally, Horizon Lines also supports file transfer through SFTP (secure FTP) and VAN (Value Added Network). Finally, files may be encrypted prior to transmission using PGP or other encryption algorithms.
Horizon Lines’ scalable EDI system permits the processing of large amounts of data via EDI for both inbound and outbound messages. Horizon Lines currently receives and processes approximately 15,000 EDI 322 (operational container status) messages daily and in turn transmit EDI 315 (container status) to our commercial partners in order to allow our commercial partners to have visibility to their containers. Currently, Horizon Lines transmits approximately 10,000 EDI 315 messages to one of our key customers monthly.
Horizon Lines currently exchanges EDI messages with over 70 customers.
If you would like more information about our EDI services, please reach out to your Horizon Lines Sales Representative.