The forwarder or shipper books sea transport with all the information on the consignment.
The shipper/forwarder sends an IFTMBF message to the shipping company or ship's agent with all the details of the consignment. This information can also be entered in a web portal or one of the various multi-carrier portals.
The shipping company decides whether it accepts the booking and sends the IFTMBC message in response.
- Fewer errors
- Cost savings
- Booking information reused for the transport order and the shipping instruction