Chicago-based project44 launched a new rail visibility API intended to increase end-to-end information symmetry by eliminating the shipment visibility gaps across the American and Canadian rail networks.

The new offering delivers the ability to track rail shipments in real-time from origin to destination standard point location code (SPLC). Types of visibility functions supported include both live status updates and historical data reviews, illustrating 1) shipments on hold, 2) when shipments have been ramped or left the origin location, 3) when shipments have reached an interchange or departed/switched trains and 4) if the equipment has reached the final destination and was de-ramped.

This rail visibility solution includes REST API endpoints for full automation and integration into a proprietary or third-party technology platform, such as a TMS, ERP, WMS or OMS.