Release Notes

Copyright IBM Corporation and Maersk GTD Inc. 2018, 2019

11/14/2019

  • UI enhancements: new list views, landing page search, consignment details, search for consignments based on equipment number is now case insensitive.
  • System users can now have admin authority to enable automation of APIs only usable by organization admins.
  • Actionable Flows (Beta) updates:
    • Updated APIs
    • Ability to trigger new actions on documents (message flows)
    • Support for updated Sea Waybill schema
    • Add Bill of Lading as accepted schema
  • Several Event Publish APIs formerly deprecated are no longer visible in Swagger. They will be deactivated in as early as one month from now. They have the form POST /visibility/v1/events/*.  Only a small number of similarly named APIs remain documented, although still deprecated. When consignments are split, booking data is now copied over to the new split consignment.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 11/14/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

11/05/2019

  • Events including the equipment type have more flexible validation. Formerly the "equipmentType" had to fit into a fixed list of enumerated values. Now it needs to abide by the ISO 6346 standard.
  • UI updates
    • Business partner UI shows an indicator if party references have been assigned.
    • Consignment search can be done by vehicle name, and several search fields are now case insensitive.
  • Vehicle name now accepted in several API and displayed instead of vehicle ID in the UI when available.
  • New event subscription type providing authority level access to provinces and associated ports.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 11/05/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

10/24/2019

  • New Bill of Lading Verifier feature for financial services only. A new Swagger API is available for this under "Financial Services API". As part of this effort, there is a new party role: PARTICIPANT_BANK. The Bill of Lading Verifier solution is sold separately. Contact us at https://tradelens.com/connect if you are interested in purchasing this feature or speaking directly with one of our sellers.
  • New support for split consignments, via API and UI.  This involves enhancements to several APIs including the specification of the Bill of Lading number to support routing events to the proper consignment after a split.
  • Combined consignments are now supported.
  • Various usability improvements to UI elements (summary cards, pagination).
  • Several UI enhancements - improved split/combine consignments, consistency, etc.
  • New Doc Sharing API enables pagination when fetching large numbers of transactions.
  • Events can now be published with equipment numbers missing the final digit.
  • Integration Framework - SFTP user accounts for message transfers supports both key-based and password based authentications.
  • Data Sharing Specification updated to V2.3, includes two new roles: Participant Bank and Transport Service Provider.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 10/24/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

09/17/2019

  • New scenarios supported, leveraging a new "transferFromConsignment" field when creating or updating a piece of equipment.
    • Combining consignments at the booking stage (no bill of lading issued yet)
    • Split consignments at the booking stage (no bill of lading issued yet)
    • Swap equipment between consignments at the booking stage (no bill of lading issued yet)
  • UI Improvements for managing business partners for an organization.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 09/17/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

09/05/2019

  • New Business Partner APIs (Customer Discovery) allowing customers to securely identify and share with each other. The UI and Swagger are available to org admin users.
  • Integration Framework SFTP service supports Key based authentication.
  • Miscellaneous UI enhancements including improved usability when editing structured documents.
  • New equipment types supported when publishing events for transport equipment.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 09/05/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

08/26/2019

  • Improved UI look and feel: subscriptions, search filters, user/org management.
  • Integration Framework: support for EDIFACT Booking Confirmation message.
  • New equipment types supported when sending the event to create transport equipment.
  • Bug fixes.

08/07/2019

  • Integration Framework enhancement of email flow to support configurable extensions for .txt and .toc files.
  • UI enhancements - drop down filter updates, originator displayed for documents.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 08/07/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

07/26/2019

  • Integration Framework support for the older (v1) version of CODECO & COARRI messages sent by some ports and terminals.
  • New UI experience when searching and filtering consignments.
  • New UI visual representation of the location summary above events.
  • Bug fixes.

07/11/2019

  • Actionable Doc Flows feature has been branded "Beta", to better support changes from customer feedback.
  • Integration Framework: support email flow to multiple recipients. 
  • New event API to assert the status of a consignment. The UI shows this status and allows users to filter on it.
  • UI now supports creating subscriptions and filter on document events/types/actions.
  • Updated design for displaying events in the UI.
  • Improvements to reduce number of duplicate events sent to subscriptions.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 07/11/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

07/02/2019

  • Shipping Instruction documents can now be published as EDI, per actionable doc flows and the integration framework.
  • A new document type, Verify Copy, has been introduced to support Shipping Instructions and Bill of Lading flows.
  • New equipment types are now supported, exposed in APIs to create transport equipment.
  • New event filtering options are now available for document events in org, country, and port subscriptions.
  • UI improvements around Document Sharing. 
  • Document sharing APIs and UI have better validation on document references.
  • Document sharing supports a way to submit documents on behalf of another party (originatorName, originatorId).
  • Updated Data Sharing Specification to V2.2 includes new Verify Copy and House Bill of Lading document types.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 07/02/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

06/13/2019

  • UI supports adding reference fields to documents when uploading.
  • New event type filter option added to org level subscriptions, enabled in API and UI.
  • Minimize duplication of events sent to subscriptions.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 06/13/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

05/30/2019

  • UI now shows the role of the organization within consignments and transport equipment.
  • Documents can now be uploaded/associated with transport equipment on the UI.
  • Document schemas have been updated for Shipping Instructions and Bill of Lading.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 05/30/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

05/20/2019

  • Consignment hierarchies have been introduced, where consignments can have subconsignments.
    • Note: Some limitations exist, like needing to establish a hierarchy before associating transport equipment.
  • Documents can now be associated with Transport Equipment through the APIs (for example Dangerous Goods). UI support will come soon.
    • New V2 Document Sharing APIs, more flexible to handle documents for Consignments and Transport Equipment.
    • Note: Support is limited to new Transport Equipment created after this feature is deployed.
  • New Actionable Flows APIs support the parsing of Bill of Lading and Shipping Instructions documents.
    • These APIs automatically create the consignments, transport equipment, and their association.
  • UI enhancements: consolidated route information, new event details view, consistent event timestamps.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 05/20/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

05/08/2019

  • Data Sharing Specification updated to V2.1.
  • Document schemas can now be deprecated.
  • New user experience when creating documents.
  • Events now identify the sending organization in the API and UI.
  • New field names to be used in document related events.
  • Integration Framework: Support for handling archived (zip) files sent as email attachments.
  • Performance improvements when sending events to subscribers.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 05/08/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

04/11/2019

  • Integration framework can now handle documents in the form of Excel files received by email.
  • Usability improvements when searching for consignments in the UI.
  • Events, including those for the transport plan, are now visible for consignments in the UI.
  • Doc sharing APIs expose new identifiers when creating and querying documents. 
  • Terminals no longer receive events after they are removed from the transport plan.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 04/11/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

04/04/2019

  • New flexible APIs for creating, updating, and querying consignments and transport equipment.
  • Booking information has been added to consignments and can be viewed in the UI.
  • Dynamic event routing based on transport plan events, limiting irrelevant events after route changes.
    • Dynamic route calculation is based on the transport plan: For transport equipment (TE) created with the new POST /v2/transportEquipment endpoint, port and country subscriptions will receive the TE events based on the locations in the planned events.
    • Events including a terminal that is not found in the transport plan will no longer get events.
  • UI and underlying API enhancement to display location descriptions for UN/LOCODE values.
  • Support for EDI and documents as attachments in email messages with tradelens.com domain.
  • Document schema deprecation policy. When old schemas are deprecated, uploads require a new schema.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 04/04/2019 for more details). 
  • Bug fixes.

03/14/2019

  • Booking information now available for consignments (UI and API).
  • UI navigation update with new top level menu.
  • UI updated to show "Full" or "Empty" on Gate-in and Gate-out events.
  • Performance improvements.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 03/14/2019 for more details).
  • Bug fixes.

02/28/2019

  • User experience improvements: layouts, interactions.
  • API Updates (see API Release Notes 02/28/2019 for more details).
    • Document sharing APIs now include the file type in API responses.
    • Optional equipmentType added to transportEquipment/equipmentNumberUpdated.
    • Document events now include document version.
    • Several deprecated APIs removed from Swagger API documentation.
  • Performance improvements: event handling, API throttling to protect from DOS.
  • Bug fixes.

02/08/2019

  • Enable uploading custom document types with a specified namespace (docTypeNamespace).
  • User experience improvements around document sharing.
  • Complete support for document versioning.
  • Event API: New fields transportPlanTotalNumber and transportPlanSequenceNumber in plan events (initial changes that will roll into upcoming features to improve carrier integration).
  • Miscellaneous enhancements around security and resiliency.
  • Bug fixes.

01/31/2019

  • User experience improvements: accessibility, look and feel, performance.
  • Behavior update for the "partyAdded" (E001) event for proper access to events and documents.
  • Globalization and security improvements.
  • Performance improvement in subscriptions.
  • Integration framework support for parsing Excel (CSV) files into structured document uploads.
  • Fixed race condition formerly resulting in event duplication.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.

01/21/2019

  • Enhanced document permissions, controlled at the level of organization role and document type.
  • Document permission overrides enabled for transport service buyers.
  • API update to get all documents and bulk download document APIs.
  • APIs for document sharing change to make docReference optional.
  • User experience improvements: event filtering, document organization, and other UI enhancements.
  • Security improvements: vulnerability fixes, unique blockchain channels for small carriers.
  • Performance and stability improvements.
  • Miscellaneous fixes.