Delta Cargo launches API connection
Cargo customers can now connect their own operating platforms directly to Delta Cargo using the new free Application Program Interface (API). This connective technology will enable their customers to seamlessly send and receive real-time requests directly to Delta from their own system.
Through the API connection, customers can now easily shop, book and track their shipments from their own platforms. They can continue shopping to check flight availability and current rates; They can also use booking to create and manage them directly anytime from the user’s system and update bookings with real-time status. The customers can also track and receive real-time updates on active shipments including GPS tracking and DASH Door-to-door shipment details.
“API is all about real-time connectivity so externalizing our shopping, booking and tracking APIs for customers is just another way that we are making it easier to do business with us,” said Shawn Cole, Delta Cargo – vice president. He added, “We realized that some customers prefer to use their own systems and don’t want to log into a separate website to get rates and availability. Now they have fast direct access to the information they need when shipping with Delta Cargo.”
The benefits of the API connection are available now for their customers and it is easy to set-up. After an initial testing phase, the connection with the Delta Cargo systems can be launched.