October 20, 2020
Following the successful launch of APM Terminals API and Data Services store earlier this year, APM Terminals has increased the number of terminals providing data via its APIs. All container tracking functionality is now available via APIs as well as a Truck Appointment API for specific terminals.
Meeting customer’s expectations for fast and reliable delivery in today’s challenging logistics industry, while keeping costs low, requires constant innovation. “Reliable, real-time data is the key to meeting all of these requirements,” shares David Francis, APM Terminals Head of Digital Customer Solutions.
“APM Terminals’ modern, industry-leading APIs enable our customers to pull real-time container status data from its Terminal Operating Systems, into their own internal ones - a Transport Management System for example,” he explains.
Improved planning, time saving and cost reduction
APIs remove 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,” says Francis.
Earlier this year APM Terminals launched APIs for Vessel Schedules, Import Availability and Container Event History. Together with new Export Booking Enquiry and Empty Container Returns APIs, containers can be tracked throughout their full terminal cycle. 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.
Increased terminal coverage
Data is currently available for terminals in the following locations and will be made available for most of the company’s terminals during 2021.
- Algeciras (Spain)
- Apapa (Nigeria)
- Bahrain (Khalifa Bin Salman Port)
- Buenos Aires (Argentina) - All APIs except Container Event History
- Gothenburg (Sweden)
- Los Angeles (USA)
- South Florida Container Terminal (Miami, USA)
- Mobile (USA)
- Moin (Costa Rica)
- Port Elizabeth (USA)
- Rotterdam Maasvlakte II (Netherlands) - Import Availability only
- Tangier (Morocco)
- Vado (Italy)