TradeLens Data Sharing Specification
Copyright IBM Corporation and Maersk GTD Inc. 2018, 2020
The TradeLens Data Sharing Specification and the TradeLens Swagger are subject to change periodically, particularly around the release of a new version of the TradeLens Platform. The Data Sharing Specification was last updated on 02/25/2020 to V4.0. Participants are required to continue to meet their data provisioning obligations in compliance with the latest version of this Data Sharing Specification. Participants are encouraged to review the Data Sharing Specification and TradeLens Swagger regularly.
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Data sharing is at the heart of the TradeLens platform. As cargo flows from source to destination across the supply chain, TradeLens participants involved in the transport and logistics of that cargo provide data to the platform, such as logistics milestones, movement information, and trade documents. The TradeLens platform, through a robust authorization and permission model, enables or restricts access to that data by other participants. The model both promotes secure and fast access to supply chain information and ensures that no commercially sensitive information is available to competitors or other unauthorized parties.
Figure 1: Data Sharing Concept
The TradeLens Data Sharing Specification (DSS) defines the rules governing TradeLens data sharing. The DSS is composed of:
- This DSS Data Sharing Model, which lays out the key data sharing principles, identifies the participants and roles, describes the data model and data exchanged on the platform, and describes the data sharing rules, including special rules not directly applicable to an individual data item.
Download the DSS_Data_Sharing_Model_V4.0.pdf
- The DSS Sharing Sheets, maintained in a spreadsheet format (Microsoft Excel), which map the individual data items to the roles that have obligations to provide that data or rights to access that data.
Download the DSS_Data_Sharing_Sheets_V4.0.xlsx