Container Tracking API Features

From ocean to rail, get standardized, detailed tracking, updates, and ETAs pushed in real-time to the systems you use.

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Universal Ocean Freight Coverage

Track across 99% of ocean freight shipments globally, all with standardized and validated tracking events. Our coverage ensures your cargo is always within reach, no matter which carrier you’re shipping with.

Container Tracking and ETAs

Get container locations and ETAs updated in real-time, kept on track with transshipment information. Use data feeds from terrestrial and satellite AIS, assisted by port and terminal geo-fencing, to inform your events.

Reduce Demurrage Charges

Our Last Free Date (or Free Time to Expire) event alerts you to when demurrage charges will start so that you can plan for pickups and reduce these avoidable costs.

Ocean + Rail With One Request

Most rail tracking providers force users to create separate transactions for ocean and rail. With Vizion, users can track containers across ocean and rail with a single request.

Create Maps & Generate Updates

The detailed information captured and provided by Vizion allows you to create maps and generate hourly updates as you follow the progress of the vessels.

Round the Clock Support

Our dedicated support team is at your service 24/7 whenever you need assistance. Reach out to support@vizionapi.com, and we’ll ensure you're never in the dark when managing your shipments.

Enhance Drayage Coordination

The Available for Pickup event lets you know the date when and the terminal where your containers can be collected, allowing you to coordinate with drayage providers.

Audit & Verify Your Fees

Vizion’s port and terminal events work in tandem with our other events to empower you to audit your detention and demurrage fees — and to verify that they are accurate.

Last Free Date + Available for Pickup Events

Reduce demurrage charges and boost efficiency with Last Free Date and Container Available for Pickup events at inland facilities, which typically offer fewer free days than maritime terminals.

Gap-Free Container Tracking

Separate tracking requests create a gap that allows containers to get lost and start accumulating fees. One-request tracking with Vizion eliminates the gap and helps slash fees.

Track Vessels in Real-Time

Detailed information on the vessel that’s carrying your containers includes the vessel’s name, IMO number, and MMSI number, as well as latitude/longitude, speed, and heading.track

Prepare for Your Vessel’s Arrival

Container trace gives you the ability to plan in advance for your vessel’s arrival, including arranging for container pickups and avoiding costly demurrage fees.

Track all Vessels Globally

Vizion provides data gathered from both terrestrial and satellite AIS, empowering you to track all container ships around the world.

Get Non-Carrier-Generated Events

Vessel verification and port/terminal geofencing allow Vizion to provide vessel departure and arrival events — even when the carrier does not.

Access Port Call Milestones

Vizion creates milestones for vessel port calls without a container discharge, enabling frequent shipment updates and a granular view into any container’s journey.

Hear What Our Customers Say

Enhancing your visibility saves time and money while streamlining your overall supply chain. But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from our valued customers about what Vizion has helped them accomplish.

We are very pleased to have found in Vizion a partner with the same passion for pushing the digitalization of supply chains and providing high quality solutions

Martin Schulze
CEO, BlueBox Systems

Visibility is a huge part of the future of the global supply chain. Vizion is an important addition to our suite of visibility solutions so that freight forwarders can take important steps toward embracing that future

Brian Glick
Founder and CEO, Chain.io

Vizion standardizes these messages across all carriers making this job more straightforward for us. It is why our partnership is such a great achievement as we move forward."

David Blinick
CEO, 3rdwave

The Vizion team is always looking for ways to change how people approach visibility, and raising the bar on what customers can and should expect from their visibility platforms

Lucas Schorer
Co-Founder of Kestrel Insights

Partnering with Vizion, we bring an ‘X-ray’ into containers for forwarders as they seek to provide their shipping customers detailed insights into cargo visibility and status.

James Coombes
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Integrate Vizion’s Data with Leading ERPs and TMSs

Connect Vizion’s port and terminal events to these leading platforms, plus any ERP, TMS or other software system. Adding Vizion data to your existing systems empowers advanced visibility into a container’s journey.

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Stay Updated with Real-Time Vessel and Container Data

Vizion sends tracking data to your ERP, TMS or other software system, allowing you to understand a container’s movements in real-time and plan ahead for arrival at its destination. With this level of visibility, you can frictionlessly manage the movement from sea to land and beyond.

Many sources of container tracking data are not updated frequently enough to be useful. Vizion's container trace data lets you track in real-time and at a granular level, so you can monitor your shipments and prepare logistically for their arrival.

Manual tracking processes are tedious and prone to mistakes. Vizion automatically delivers container tracking data to your system of choice, reducing the time spent on data collection and analysis.

Knowing when your containers' vessels will reach port gives you a planning advantage. Be better prepared for rail service or drayage provider pickup, and make better-informed decisions for future shipments.

Avoid demurrage fees by receiving proactive alerts when a vessel is approaching its destination port. Use container tracking data along with other Vizion events to audit and verify per diem charges.

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Container Tracking API Features

From ocean to rail, get standardized, detailed tracking, updates, and ETAs pushed in real-time to the systems you use.
Talk to an Expert
ship at sea with containers

Universal Ocean Freight Coverage

Track across 99% of ocean freight shipments globally, all with standardized and validated tracking events. Our coverage ensures your cargo is always within reach, no matter which carrier you’re shipping with.

ship at sea birdseye view carrying containers

Container Tracking and ETAs

Get container locations and ETAs updated in real-time, kept on track with transshipment information. Use data feeds from terrestrial and satellite AIS, assisted by port and terminal geo-fencing, to inform your events.

Ship at sea by port aerial view, with Vizion api bubble data overlayed

Reduce Demurrage Charges

Our Last Free Date (or Free Time to Expire) event alerts you to when demurrage charges will start so that you can plan for pickups and reduce these avoidable costs.

tiled images showing containers at sea and train

Ocean + Rail With One Request

Most rail tracking providers force users to create separate transactions for ocean and rail. With Vizion, users can track containers across ocean and rail with a single request.

Create Maps & Generate Updates

The detailed information captured and provided by Vizion allows you to create maps and generate hourly updates as you follow the progress of the vessels.

graphic line showing generated vizion maps for container tracking

Round-the-Clock Support

Our dedicated support team is at your service 24/7 whenever you need assistance. Reach out to support@vizionapi.com, and we’ll ensure you're never in the dark when managing your shipments.

Enhance Drayage Coordination

The Available for Pickup event lets you know the date when and the terminal where your containers can be collected, allowing you to coordinate with drayage providers.

Audit & Verify Your Fees

Vizion’s port and terminal events work in tandem with our other events to empower you to audit your detention and demurrage fees — and to verify that they are accurate.

Last Free Date + Available for Pickup Events

Reduce demurrage charges and boost efficiency with Last Free Date and Container Available for Pickup events at inland facilities, which typically offer fewer free days than maritime terminals.

Gap-Free Container Tracking

Our dedicated support team is at your service 24/7 whenever you need assistance. Reach out to support@vizionapi.com, and we’ll ensure you're never in the dark when managing your shipments.

Round-the-Clock Support

Our dedicated support team is at your service 24/7 whenever you need assistance. Reach out to support@vizionapi.com, and we’ll ensure you're never in the dark when managing your shipments.

Prepare for Your Vessel’s Arrival

Container trace gives you the ability to plan in advance for your vessel’s arrival, including arranging for container pickups and avoiding costly demurrage fees.

Track all Vessels Globally

Vizion provides data gathered from both terrestrial and satellite AIS, empowering you to track all container ships around the world.

Get Non-Carrier-Generated Events

Vessel verification and port/terminal geofencing allow Vizion to provide vessel departure and arrival events — even when the carrier does not.

Access Port Call Milestones

Vizion creates milestones for vessel port calls without a container discharge, enabling frequent shipment updates and a granular view into any container’s journey.

Hear From Our Existing Affiliates

Vizion’s current affiliates include supply chain technology platforms, service providers, systems integrators, plus others. Hear what they have to say about partnering with Vizion.

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The Vizion team is always looking for ways to change how people approach visibility, and raising the bar on what customers can and should expect from their visibility platforms
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The Vizion team is always looking for ways to change how people approach visibility, and raising the bar on what customers can and should expect from their visibility platforms
Lucas Schoreoer
Co founder
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The Vizion team is always looking for ways to change how people approach visibility, and raising the bar on what customers can and should expect from their visibility platforms
Lucas Schoreoer
Co founder
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The Vizion team is always looking for ways to change how people approach visibility, and raising the bar on what customers can and should expect from their visibility platforms
Lucas Schoreoer
Co founder
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Martin Schulze

We are very pleased to have found in Vizion a partner with the same passion for pushing the digitalization of supply chains and providing high quality solutions

Martin Schulze
CEO, BlueBox Systems
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David Blinick

"Vizion standardizes these messages across all carriers making this job more straightforward for us. It is why our partnership is such a great achievement as we move forward."

David Blinick
CEO, 3rdwave
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James Coombes

Partnering with Vizion, we bring an ‘X-ray’ into containers for forwarders as they seek to provide their shipping customers detailed insights into cargo visibility and status.

James Coombes
Co-Founder and CEO, Raft.ai
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Brian Glick

Visibility is a huge part of the future of the global supply chain. Vizion is an important addition to our suite of visibility solutions so that freight forwarders can take important steps toward embracing that future

Brian Glick
Founder and CEO, Chain.io
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Lucas Schorer

The Vizion team is always looking for ways to change how people approach visibility, and raising the bar on what customers can and should expect from their visibility platforms

Lucas Schorer
Co-Founder of Kestrel Insights
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Integrate Vizion’s Data with Leading
ERPs and TMSs

Connect Vizion’s port and terminal events to these leading platforms, plus any ERP, TMS or other software system. Adding Vizion data to your existing systems empowers advanced visibility into a container’s journey.

Stay Updated with Real-Time Vessel and Container Data

Vizion sends tracking data to your ERP, TMS or other software system, allowing you to understand a container’s movements in real-time and plan ahead for arrival at its destination. With this level of visibility, you can frictionlessly manage the movement from sea to land and beyond.

Many sources of container tracking data are not updated frequently enough to be useful. Vizion's container trace data lets you track in real-time and at a granular level, so you can monitor your shipments and prepare logistically for their arrival.

ship at sunset cloudy sea with tracking data overlayed

Many sources of container tracking data are not updated frequently enough to be useful. Vizion's container trace data lets you track in real-time and at a granular level, so you can monitor your shipments and prepare logistically for their arrival.

ship at sunset cloudy sea with tracking data overlayed

Many sources of container tracking data are not updated frequently enough to be useful. Vizion's container trace data lets you track in real-time and at a granular level, so you can monitor your shipments and prepare logistically for their arrival.

ship at sunset cloudy sea with tracking data overlayed

Avoid demurrage fees by receiving proactive alerts when a vessel is approaching its destination port. Use container tracking data along with other Vizion events to audit and verify per diem charges.

ship at sunset cloudy sea with tracking data overlayed

Get the Most Advanced Visibility Into the Journey of Your Ocean and Rail Containers

Talk to one of our supply chain experts to get started now.
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