The article is based on the research on API interfaces used by logistics service providers and logistics integration platforms. The article shows what API interfaces are in use, compares API vs EDI, what business transactions are supported by API interfaces and what are the reasons of why API is used. The article considers a very important topic of standardization for API and shows the way how these standards for API can be achieved with a detailed roadmap.
Key words: API, EDI, transport, logistics, standardization, semantic data model
Last Update: November 26, 2020