Terms of delivery must be defined before Carrier Connect can determine who is responsible for paying the freight costs and/or customs & duties associated with a shipping order.
The descriptions of the various terms of delivery are always specific to each customer. That’s why it’s necessary for you to define your own terms of delivery in Carrier Connect.
Entering terms of delivery manually
Proceed as follows:
- You must have the role of I_CAI_EDITMASTERFILEDATA.
- With many carriers, you’ll need to convert your terms of delivery to the carrier’s freight terms so that the correct data is transmitted in the EDI message to the carrier. For information on how to convert your terms of delivery, see: Converting terms of delivery.
- When you make routine changes or additions to master data in your host system, you’ll need to sync these changes to the master data in Carrier Connect.
Importing terms of delivery as a CSV file
AEB can import your terms of delivery into Carrier Connect using a CSV file that you provide.
CSV file format specifications:
- Use the ISO-8859-1 character set or the Windows default character set CP1252.
- Use the semicolon (“;”) as the separator.
- End all records (rows) with CRLF.
- Ensure the CSV field formats match those in the table below.
Field formats for importing terms of delivery
The following describes the mandatory field formats. Please refer to the table below for details.
Field no. (column)
Functionally required field
The code for your organization’s terms of delivery (for example: “EXW”)
Possible values: DDU, DDP, EXW, CFR, CIF, CIP, CPT, DAF, DAP, DAT, DEQ, DES, FAS, FCA, FOB
Possible values: Free of charge, Undefined, Chargeable
Duties and taxes
Possible values: Undefined, Duty unpaid / untaxed, Duty unpaid / taxed, Duty paid / untaxed, Duty paid / taxed
Freely selectable: e.g., Chargeable
Freely selectable: e.g., Ex works
Explanations of field formats:
- Functionally required field: An “X” indicates a functionally required field.
- Field format: “an..” indicates an alphanumeric field format. “..” means that up to X characters may be transmitted. The entry “an.. 10” therefore indicates an alphanumeric field of up to 10 characters.