Our EDI & API solutions simplify the daily sharing of data by creating efficient connections between your system and APL's system.

What is it?

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 developpers 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


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
Fixed format
You must adapt to our format (aligned with DCSA standards)
API skills required
Developers particularly drive such projects
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Good to know

  • Customer Profile

    contact Dedicated to any types of partners.

  • Implementation

    date-timer The implementation is very quick and can be done within a few days.

  • Cost

    cost According to APIs, some fees may apply. Free usage until threshold is proposed. Please get in touch with your sales representative for more information.


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
Long implementation
Significant workload to complete
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  • Customer Profile

    contact EDI connections are usually dedicated to MarketPlaces or large companies running high volumes of bookings per year with the CMA CGM Group.

  • Implementation

    date-timer 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

    cost Fees may apply. Please get in touch with your sales representative for more information.

Our offer


  • Available APIs

    See below APIs available right now or to 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 Q3 - 2020
    QUOTATION INSTANT QUOTE Get spot quotes GET Q4 - 2020
    TRANSPORT EXECUTION BOOKING REQUEST Send your bookings request POST Q3 - 2020
    BOOKING EVENTS Subscribe to booking confirmation events in real-time (ex: voyage update, cargo event update) PUSH Q4 - 2020
    VALUE ADDED SERVICES Expose our VAS catalogue to our customers GET Live
    SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS Send your booking shipping instructions POST Q2 - 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 Q4 - 2020
    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 Q4 - 2020
    eINVOICES DISPUTE Post and follow up your disputes GET/POST Q4 - 2020

  • Available EDI connexions

    Standardized EDI Formats, given by default, can be adapated and personalized according to your needs.

    Products Description EDIFACT ANSI
    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
    INVOICE Electronic Invoice IFTFCC

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What we recommend for you

You are not sure what is the best solution for you? No problem, select the profile that matches the best with yours in the options below:

  • Your are a marketplace or a third-party portal


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  • You are a BCO/FF < 5,000 TEUs/year with us


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  • You are a BCO/FF > 5,000 TEUs/year with us

    company-eye You are mainly interested in Transport Execution / Visibility.

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  • You are a BCO/FF > 5,000 TEUs/year with us

    company-dollard You are mainly interested in Our Offer/Document/Finance.

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