What Is EDI & API


APIs (Application Programming Interface)s allow us to offer you a plug and play service allowing information systems - yours and ANL's - to communicate easily. By leveraging an API our business solutions talk to each other and data can be exchanged in real-time. What's more, 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 API building blocks with your own services to create new products through web and mobile apps.

ANL as part of the CMA CGM Group deliver REST API widely used by web developers in many industries.

Want to know more about our API offers?

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) allows the exchange of documents between two companies via electronic batches which relies on specific standards. The setup doesn't require any change in your process. Leveraging an EDI between our businesses can help reduce paper use and increase efficiency due to the immediate nature of the data transfer.

If you see value in faster sending and receipt of your data including booking requests, confirmations, original B/L, container tracking and schedules then please contact us today to discuss our EDI solution.

Advantages & Disadvantages


Updated data on a 24/7 basis
Access the data you need at any time
Fast and cost efficient
Use our portal to setup on your own
Fixed Format
You must use a format to DSCA standards
API Skills Required
Developers particularly drive such projects
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Frequent use in the industry and region
Send large volumes of documents efficiently
EDI format defined with norms
Time-based processing data
Dedicated IT developers will be required for maintenance
Long Implementation
Significant workload to complete
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Our Offer

Our Offer
  • Available APIs

    See below APIs available right now or to be delivered soon.

    ROUTES SCHEDULE Get information concerning routing port-pairs for maritime voyage Live
    LINES & SERVICES Get details over Lines and corresponding services Live
    VOYAGES Get detail of voyages for a dedicated Line Live
    PRICES PRICING CONTRACTS Get your existing quotes (contract / Instant quotes) Live
    PRICING INSTANT QUOTE Get spot quotes Live
    TRANSPORT EXECUTION BOOKING REQUEST Send your bookings request Live
    BOOKING EVENTS Subscribe to booking confirmation events in real-time (ex: voyage update, cargo event update) Q2 - 2021
    VALUE ADDED SERVICES Expose our VAS catalogue to our customers Live
    SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS Send your booking shipping instructions Live
    VGM Send your Verified Gross Mass Q4 - 2021
    DOCUMENTS SHIPPING DOCUMENTS Get your shipping documents (B/L copy PDF, Booking Confirmation, etc.) Q4 - 2021
    B/L SUITE B/L PAPERLESS Get your B/L paperless on an external secured platform Q3 - 2021
    B/L DRAFT Exchange with CMA CGM and get an approval Q4 - 2021
    B/L DATA Receive your B/L data in a single file Q2 - 2021
    ORIGINAL B/L Retrieve your OBL ready for printing in PDF Live
    VISIBILITY TRACKING Get position of your container / Receive alerts on its moves until its discharge at POD Live
    TRACKING PUSH Subscribe to alerts/events to receive personalized moves in real-time (ex: loaded on board) Q2 - 2021
    FINANCE eINVOICES Receive your invoices (import / export, freight and D&D, invoices & credit note) Q4 - 2021
    eINVOICES DISPUTE Post and follow up your disputes Q4 - 2021

  • Available EDI connexions

    Standardized EDI Formats, given by default, can be adaptated 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