APM Terminals’ API roll-out gathers momentum

In the last quarter, APM Terminals has rolled out it’s range of container and vessel tracking APIs to no less than four additional terminals. A total of 17 of the company’s terminals now offer real-time data feeds via API.

Data availability for its full range of container and vessel tracking APIs was extended to APM Terminals Onne, Nigeria, APM Terminals Liberia, APM Terminals Itajaí, Brazil and APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico this month. 

At the same time, existing APIs for the company’s terminals in Rotterdam Maasvlakte II, Tangier and Algeciras have been complimented by the addition of Event History and Empty Container Returns APIs. 

Improved planning, time saving and cost reduction

An API (Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. APM Terminals APIs connect a customer’s own Transport or Logistics Planning System with real-time data from a terminals Terminal Operating System (TOS). 

This removes the need to look up information manually via the company’s existing Track & Trace channels, making this the ideal solution for shipping lines, inland transporters, cargo owners and managers, as well as data aggregators who process higher volumes. 

Removing the need for manual intervention not only saves man hours and speeds up the process, but also increases accuracy. Most importantly, access to the latest data available in the supply chain, improves planning and helps meet customer expectations.

Range of container and vessel-tracking APIs

APM Terminals offer a complete range of APIs to cover all aspects of vessel and container tracking, including Vessel Schedules, Import Availability, Container Event History, Export Booking Enquiry and Empty Container Returns APIs.

A Truck Appointment API based on APM Terminals global Truck Appointment solution, TERMPoint, is currently being rolled out to those terminals using TERMPoint, starting with APM Terminals Los Angeles.

Terminal coverage

Our Truck Appointment API is currently available for APM Terminals Los Angeles (USLAX). All other APIs currently offer data for terminals in the following locations, with additional terminals being added during 2021:

  • Algeciras (Spain) - All APIs except Empty Container Returns
  • Apapa (Nigeria)
  • Bahrain (Khalifa Bin Salman Port)
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina) - All APIs except Container Event History
  • Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • Itajaí (Brazil) - All APIs except Empty Container Returns
  • Lázaro Cárdenas (Mexico)
  • Los Angeles (USA)
  • Onne (Nigeria)
  • South Florida Container Terminal (Miami, USA)
  • Mobile (USA)
  • Moín (Costa Rica)
  • Monvrovia (Liberia)
  • Port Elizabeth (USA)
  • Rotterdam Maasvlakte II (Netherlands) - All APIs except Empty Container Returns
  • Tangier (Morocco) - All APIs except Empty Container Returns
  • Vado Ligure (Italy)

Further information

Our APIs use standard industry protocol, and modern security measures based on open standards, to ensure the set up requires as little effort as possible. Visit developer.apmterminals.com for detailed information about our APIs, technical support and pricing.