DCSA Publishes Release 1.1 of Track & Trace Open API Definitions
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 26, 2020 – Release 1.1 of the Open API definitions for customer facing track and trace events is an update aimed to improve and standardise error handling cross implementations. It now includes all relevant HTTP response codes that are consistent with standard error messages, such as ‘400 – Bad Request’ and ‘404 – Not found’.
On the DCSA GitHub page, an overview of all error messages can be found. If carriers wish to have additional error codes not listed in the DCSA Open API definitions to handle specific messages, they can add them on their own when implementing the API.
Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) is a neutral, non-profit group founded by major ocean carriers to digitise and standardise the container shipping industry. With the mission of leading the industry towards systematic collaboration, DCSA drives initiatives to make container transportation services transparent, reliable, easy to use, secure and environmentally friendly. DCSA’s open source standards are developed based on input from DCSA member carriers, industry stakeholders and technology experts from other industries. DCSA member carriers include: MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM and ZIM. Please download DCSA standards at dcsa.org.