Opinion: What is an API and how are APIs used in the global logistics world?
Application Programming Interface (API) is a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application or other service. In other words, it’s a simple way for connecting to, integrating with and extending software systems.
APIs are very important in the container industry and are becoming more and more popular. A shipping container can be classed as a ‘physical API’, because it’s an interface for interchanging, moving and storing physical things in a standardized, efficient way.
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