Basically there are two ways to send COARRI to an EDI customer:
- Based a time interval (eg. every 5-minutes);
- When all containers have been discharged/loaded from/to vessel.
The first type of COARRI implies that an unpredictable number of interchanges have been sending to the EDI customer based a time interval.
The second type of COARRI implies that up to two interchanges (eg. 1 COARRI discharge and 1 COARRI loading) have been sending to the EDI customer.
Both the ways are valid but I manly use the first one for the following reasons:
- To be updated, in (almost) real time, about vessel status is indeed big advantage;
- In case containers discharged from vessel are going to be released before the end of vessel operations the EDI customer will still receive first the COARRI and then the CODECO;
- Often, receiving COARRI in duly time allows EDI customer to cater the corresponding EDI (eg. COREOR) and speed-up Terminal operations without accumulating too many EDI to be processed at the very last minute.