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In the eCommerce world, retailers of heavy goods might use freight APIs to give online customers real-time shipping costs and reduce shipping cart abandonment. Most LTL transportation APIs assist with similar transactional tasks, such as rate quoting, shipment tracking, and pick-up requests.
Transportation software vendors build individual and comprehensive supply chain APIs as part of their product offering. Working with a software vendor lets you access one API that services multiple carriers.
Carriers sometimes provide API logistics services, typically as value-added options. One drawback may be that you are limited to dealing with a singular carrier.
Transportation partners offer a collection of supply chain APIs that have added value and cost savings. They can also manage all of your APIs, which saves you time and resources.
Kuehne+Nagel designs, implements and supports APIs made specifically to optimize your transportation services.