APICS makes PortStays Open Data API available through the NxtPort platform.
The PortStays API contains a summary overview of all sea-going vessels that are expected to be in Antwerp, are sailing up, are in the port or have sailed for the past 24 hours. The API is made available through the NxtPort API marketplace. Companies that want to use the API are required to register with NxtPort. Use of the API is free but limited to 100 queries per day per company. This offers customers of the API the possibility to request an update every 15 minutes. Companies can get an update of all changes with 1 API call since a certain moment. This moment can be up to 6 hours earlier than the time of the API call.
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This API is a direct access API. This means that the data is not under specific sharing control, so it is accessible for anybody who subscribes to the API. If your application requires you to bring your own key to access the API, you can get that key by subscribing to this API.
Subscribe to this plan to make use of the API in the live environment. Use of the API is free but limited to 100 queries per day per company.
For development and testing, there is a free UAT environment. Request access by contacting our support department.
Other ports interested in sharing PortStay information through the NxtPort platform can contact us.
This API is a direct access API.
This means that the data is not under specific sharing control and that there is no need to implement a full authentication flow. The only thing you need is an API key to add to the header of your API call. You can get that key by subscribing to the API.
In order to connect your application, you can test by using our sandbox. All required information can be found on Github, Swagger or our Wiki pages. We chat through #slack.
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