COSCO TESTS EDI TRANSMISSION OF SHIP MANIFESTS
COSCO Container Lines said that it has started tests on paperless
transmission of vessels manifests on several routes.
The Chinese carrier said that it has sent its manifests — or documents
containing details of cargo on board a ship — by electronic data
interchange to its local agents in Xingang (China), Hong Kong, Singapore,
Israel, Italy, France, Spain and North America.
COSCO will also transfer agents’ handling and disbursements data by EDI,
the carrier said.