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Shipping Order (SO)


A Shipping Order is the document that confirms space for a shipment has been booked on a vessel.


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What is a Shipping Order (SO)? 

A Shipping Order (SO) is a document issued by the carrier that confirms a shipment’s booking on a vessel. An SO will contain the location of the empty container for pickup, and may also contain booking details like the vessel number and sailing time.

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