MSC Direct Integrations deliver digital exchange of shipping data and improve businesses efficiency. It helps mitigate the risk of error and reduces the need for repetitive manual data entry and duplication of effort. Available MSC’s API (Application Programming Interface) and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) solutions provide a secure connection between our system and yours. You can manage your MSC shipments
(making the booking and managing ongoing shipments)
directly from your existing supply chain management system*.
*Fees may apply
API or EDI: What’s the difference? Both types of interfaces enable digitalisation and interoperability, the choice between them will depend on your goals and needs.
EDI EDIs enable large amounts of information to be exchanged as data files via secure protocols, such as SFTP and AS2. It is a popular method for managing file transfers in the shipping industry. MSC EDIs are fully secure, supported and compliant with EDI standards.
APIs support data exchanges of live information in near real-time. They are faster, easier to implement and more flexible. As a result, they can be applied in many complex cases.
|Track and Trace||Provides better visibility over shipment milestones||IFTSTA||315||DCSA T&T v1.2|
|Commercial Vessel Schedule||Presents MSC's point-to-point commercial routes from a given POL/POD combination||IFTSAI||323||MSCSchedule|
|Booking Request||Applicable when partners are willing to place a booking with MSC||IFTMBF||300||Coming soon|
|Booking Confirmation||Message sent from MSC as response to partners' booking request||IFTMBC||301||Coming soon|
|Shipping instructions||Contains the shipment details provided by partners (used on BL)||IFTMIN||-||Coming soon|
|Verified Gross Mass||Used to exchange the certifies VGM data from partners to MSC||VERMAS||-||Coming soon|
|Bill of Lading Data||Provide the BL structured data from partners (does not replace eBL)||-||-||MSCBillofLading|
||Message sent from MSC to partners with structured invoice data||Coming soon||Coming soon||Coming soon|
|Functional Acknowledge||Provides acknowledgement and functional validation results||APERAK||-||Coming soon|
|Technical Acknowledge||Provides technical acknowledgement and system error information||CONTRL||-||REST|
Find out more about the standards we follow at MSC: