Mission Statement

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As a UN / CEFACT endorsed body, we enable the exchange of structured data between
carriers, terminals and other stakeholders in the maritime supply chain by standardizing
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

We connect container carriers and terminals to achieve a common electronic language for
excellent service delivery.

We collaborate with other maritime industry stakeholders.

We are a neutral, non-profit, independent, international and recognized organization.

We provide quality advice and guidance in our field.

We develop and maintain standard EDI messages for the maritime container industry.

We establish and lead on the provision of code lists used in EDI messaging.