Yes, also via the Cargo Controller API.
In the following situation you can still carry out the Secure Chain actions without our transaction costs (per B/L), but this is subject to conditions.
In the following two scenarios you can be assigned to a B/L that is not linked by yourself:
NB! In our Cargo Controller API specifications there are additional details related to a system connection. You can read this here.
If you link a B/L yourself (via Web or API), this is an indicator for Portbase that there is a need for additional data that we share with your organization. For that reason we charge a transaction per B/L, which we call ‘Extended tracking’.
With the above two scenarios, you have not chosen to retrieve additional data for that B/L. For that situation, Portbase links a ‘Basic Tracking’, at which point you will see a very limited amount of data in the B/L. At that moment, this view is the same as what a customer sees in our ‘Cargo Release Manager’ service.
The actions within the Secure Chain can be performed in both forms of tracking.
Upgrade tracking – via Web
If you still want more information about the cargo, you can choose to convert ‘Basic tracking’ to ‘Extended tracking’.
Upgrade tracking – via API
If you still want more information about the cargo, you can choose to convert ‘Basic tracking’ to ‘Extended tracking’. You then submit a standard track request for this B/L via API, which we will answer with all available information. You can read more about that here. A transaction is charged for ‘Extended tracking’.