API Use Case Examples

SOLAS VGM

BoxTech allows shippers, carriers, terminals, depots, and other supply chain participants to instantly obtain technical information about containers, such as tare weight, size/type and maximum gross mass. BoxTech means a one-stop-shop to obtain container tare weights for use in Method 2 SOLAS VGM calculations.
To obtain the tare weight for a given containers you would use the GET method below to retrieve the container detail and would look for the tare_kg in the response, you can now use this in your SOLAS VGM method 2 calculations

Terminal Process

BoxTech allows shippers, carriers, terminals, depots, and other supply chain participants to instantly obtain technical information about containers, such as tare weight, size/type and maximum gross mass.
BoxTech means a one-stop-shop to obtain container max weights for your automated safety checks within a terminal.
For safety you may want to obtain the max weight for a given container to cross check the weight of a container on arrival at the port or terminal.
To obtain the tare weight for a given containers you would use the GET method below to retrieve the container detail and would look for the max_payload_kg or for the loading process the max_gross_mass_kg in the response

Query the API

get
https://app.bic-boxtech.org/api
/v2.0/container/:container
GET Container Detail

Retrieve the Tare Weight from Response

Look for the `tare_kg` in the json response, you can now use this value in your SOLAS VGM method 2 calculations.
[{
"uploaderaccountname": "TOUAX",
"bic_code": "GLDU",
"prefix": "GLD",
"equipment_identifier": "U",
"serial_number": "533426",
"check_digit": "0",
"group_st": "20DC",
"detail_st": null,
"tare_kg": 2230,
"tare_lbs": 4920,
"max_payload_kg": 30480,
"max_payload_lbs": 67200,
"max_gross_mass_kg": 28250,
"max_gross_mass_lbs": 62280,
"cubic_capacity_cbm": 33,
"cubic_capacity_cuft": 1170,
"stacking_kg": 216000,
"stacking_lbs": 476190,
"racking_kg": null,
"racking_lbs": null,
"racking_n": null,
"one_door_off_stacking_kg": null,
"one_door_off_stacking_lbs": null,
"one_door_off_racking_kg": null,
"one_door_off_racking_lbs": null,
"one_door_off_racking_n": null,
"one_door_off_end_wall_strength_kg": null,
"one_door_off_end_wall_strength_lbs": null,
"manufacture_number": null,
"manufacture_date": "2008-03-27T00:00:00.000Z",
"manufacturer": "CIMCDCMCDALIAN",
"customs_approval": null,
"customs_approval_type": null,
"csc_approval": null,
"timber_treatment_approval": null,
"external_length_mm": null,
"external_width_mm": null,
"external_height_mm": null,
"internal_length_mm": null,
"internal_width_mm": null,
"internal_height_mm": null,
"door_opening_width_mm": null,
"door_opening_height_mm": null,
"codeholder": "TOUAX",
"container_number": "GLDU5334260",
"checkDigitwarning": false,
"external_length_ft": null,
"internal_length_ft": null,
"external_width_ft": null,
"internal_width_ft": null,
"external_height_ft": null,
"internal_height_ft": null,
"door_opening_width_ft": null,
"door_opening_height_ft": null,
"capacity_litres": "31200",
"imdg_code": "T1",
"adr_rid_code": "L10CH",
"baffles": false
}]
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