Our EDI & API solutions simplify the daily sharing of data by creating efficient connections between your system and APL's system.
API - Application Program Interface
APIs work as a plug and play service allowing information systems - yours and APL's - to communicate easily. Systems talk to each other and data are exchanged in real-time. You can easily specify the data you need and adjust the scope on your own.
At the heart of the digital age, it increases the efficiency of the exchanges but also opens new pathways for innovation. Combine our APIs building blocks with your own services to create new products through innovative web and mobile apps.
We deliver REST API widely used by web developers in many industries.
EDI - Electronic Data Interchange
EDI allows the exchange of documents between two companies via electronic batches and relies on specific standards.
The setup doesn't require any change in your process. It will simply switch from paper documents to electronic ones by separating each stream if needed.
The solution streamlines the sending and receipt of your data such as Booking Requests and confirmations, Original BL, Container tracking, Schedules...
This results in an increased efficiency for all transactional processes, thus bringing compelling advantages.
Benefits vs. Challenges (API)
Most up-to-date data on a 24/7 basis
Retrieve the data you need at anytime
Quick and lower cost
Use our portal to setup on your own
You must adapt to our format (aligned with DCSA standards)
API skills required
Developers particularly drive such projects
Good to know
Customer Profile: Dedicated to any type of partners.
Implementation: The implementation is very quick and can be done within a few days.
Cost: Depending on APIs, some fees may apply. Free usage until threshold is proposed. Please get in touch with your sales representative for more information.
Benefits vs. Challenges (EDI)
Frequent use in the industry
Send large volumes of documents at once
EDI format defined with norms
Timer-based processing data
Need dedicated IT resources to maintain
Significant workload to complete
Good to know
Customer Profile: EDI connections are usually dedicated to MarketPlaces or large companies running high volumes of bookings per year with the CMA CGM Group.
Implementation: The implementation is quite long and takes at least three months. A dedicated IT team is required to implement such projects as they required specific skills and bandwidth.
Cost: Fees may apply. Please get in touch with your sales representative for more information.
See below APIs which are available right now or will be delivered soon.
|OUR OFFER||SCHEDULE||Get information concerning routing port-pairs for maritime voyage||GET||Live|
|LINES & SERVICES||Get details over Lines and corresponding services||GET||Live|
|VOYAGES||Get detail of voyages for a dedicated Line||GET||Live|
|QUOTATION MY CONTRACTS||Get your existing quotes (contract / Instant quotes)||GET||Q1 - 2020|
|QUOTATION INSTANT QUOTE||Get spot quotes||GET||Q1 - 2020|
|TRANSPORT EXECUTION||BOOKING REQUEST||Send your bookings request POST||Q2 - 2020|
|BOOKING CONFIRMATION||Get your booking confirmation||GET||Q2 - 2021|
|VALUE ADDED SERVICES||Expose our VAS catalogue to our customers||GET||Q1 - 2020|
|SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS||Send your booking shipping instructions||POST||Q1 - 2020|
|VGM||Send your Verified Gross Mass||POST||Q4 - 2020|
|DOCUMENT||eBL||Prepare & print your B/L (draft, copy, waybill)||GET/POST||Q3 - 2020|
|SHIPPING DOCUMENT||Get your shipping documents (LOI, Arrival notice, etc.)||GET||Live|
|ORIGINAL B/L||Retrieve your OBL ready for printing in PDF||GET||Live|
|VISIBILITY||TRACKING||Get position of your container / Receive alerts on its moves until its discharge at POD||GET||Live|
|Subscribe to alerts/events to receive personalized moves in real-time (ex: loaded on board)||PUSH||Q3 - 2020|
|PRICING||eINVOICES||Receive your invoices (import / export, freight and D&D, invoices & credit note)||GET||Q2 - 2020|
|eINVOICES DISPUTE||Post and follow up your disputes||GET/POST||Q4 - 2020|
|eINVOICES PAYMENT||Pay your invoices||POST||Q4 - 2020|
Available EDI Connections
Standardized EDI Formats, given by default, can be adapated and personalized according to your needs.
|SCHEDULE||Schedules updated on a daily basis||IFTSAI||323|
|BOOKING REQUEST||Booking request||IFTMBF||300|
|SHIPPING ORDER||Specific format for Booking||IFTMINB|
|BOOKING CONFIRMATION||Booking confirmation (including any change or cancellation||IFTMBC||301|
|SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS||Sending of Shipping Instructions enabling B/L establishment||IFTMIN||304|
|ACKNOWLEDGEMENT||Acknowlegement of received format||CONTROL|
|B/L DATA||B/L Information||IFTMCS||310|
|B/L PDF||Electronic B/L under PDF Format|
|CONTAINER TRACKING||Container movements||IFTSTA||315|
|ETA UPDATE||Estimated date and time of vessel arrival||IFTSTA||315|