Standardized milestone events

Information on how Vizion standardizes event names and full list of standardized core milestone events

One way in which Vizion provides clean, usable data is by standardizing thousands of unique event names we receive from all of the different carriers we support. Vizion understands that working with a limited, well-defined set of milestone event names allows you to begin using the Vizion API in a meaningful way from day 1 no matter which carriers you ship with.

The list of standard event names you can expect to receive can be found below. You may still receive events that are not standardized by Vizion as we do receive new event names and event names with contextual information every day. We monitor changes to event names and continually update our mapping so you don't have to.

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Some event names are generic (Loaded, Delivered) and do not provide specifics around mode or location. This is due to lack of information provided in the carrier's updates. These events are the "un-standardized" milestone events as provided by carriers.

Milestone Event NamesMilestone Description
Available for release / deliveryReleased by carrier
Available for pickupThe loaded container is eligible to be out-gated at the terminal
Barge arrivedContainer has been moved by barge to next point of transit
Barge departedBarge is en route to next destination
Car spotA rail car is being placed in order to load or unload the container
Carrier releaseCargo can be picked up by consignee
Container available for pickupThe loaded container is eligible to be out-gated at the terminal
Customs holdContainer is being held at customs
Customs hold releaseContainer released from customs hold
Customs releaseContainer has cleared customs
DeliveredContainer has been delivered to destination
Destuffed and reused for exportContainer has been unloaded and reused for next shipment
Discharged from bargeContainer is no longer on the barge
Discharged from barge at destination portContainer is at destination port and no longer on the barge
Discharged from feederContainer is no longer on the feeder will move by next mode of transportation
Discharged from feeder at destination portContainer is at destination port and no longer on the feeder
Discharged from feeder at transshipment portContainer is no longer on the feeder and is in transit to the next mode of transport
Discharged from railContainer is no longer on the rail
Discharged from rail at inland destinationContainer is off the rail at inland destination
Discharged from rail at interchange faciilityContainer is off the rail at interchange facility
Discharged from rail at origin portContainer is off the rail at origin port
Discharged from truckContainer is no longer on the truck
Discharged from vesselContainer is no longer on the vessel
Discharged from vessel at destination portContainer is at destination port and is no longer on the vessel
Discharged from vessel at transshipment portContainer is no longer on the vessel and is in transit to the next mode of transport
Discharged transshipmentContainer is no longer on the vessel
Estimated arrival at destinationEstimated time vessel will arrive at destination port
Estimated vessel arrivalEstimated time of vessel arrival
Estimated vessel departureEstimated time of vessel departure
Feeder arrivedFeeder has arrived at port
Feeder arrived at destination portFeeder has arrived at destination port
Feeder arrived at transshipment portFeeder has arrived at transshipment port
Feeder departedFeeder has departed port
Feeder departure from transshipment portFeeder has departed transshipment port and is in transit to the next mode of transport
Free time to expireLast date the container can remain on the terminal premises before incurring demurrage charges
Freight holdContainer held by steamship line
Freight hold releaseContainer released from freight hold
Gate inContainer is checked in at either port of origin or destination
Gate in at destination portContainer is checked in at destination port
Gate in at inland destinationContainer is checked in at an inland location
Gate in at origin portContainer is checked in at port of origin
Gate in emptyContainer is returned empty after being used - goods are emptied and container is returned
Gate in empty at inland originContainer is returned empty after being used - goods are emptied and container is returned
Gate in empty returnContainer is returned empty after being used - goods are emptied and container is returned
Gate in fullContainer has been loaded and is ready to board the vessel
Gate outContainer has left the terminal
Gate out emptyEmpty container has been picked up. This starts the clock for detention (equipment)
Gate out from destination portContainer has left the destination port
Gate out from inland destinationContainer has left inland destination
Gate out from origin portContainer has left the terminal
Gate out from transshipment portContainer has left transshipment port and is in transit to the next mode of transport
Gate out fullFull container has left the terminal
Gate out to consigneeConsignee (person consigner shipped goods to) picked up the container
In-bound movement authorizedShipment has been authorized by customs
LoadedContainer is loaded on the vessel
Loaded on bargeContainer is loaded on the barge
Loaded on barge at origin portContainer was loaded on the barge at origin port
Loaded on barge at transshipment portContainer was loaded on the barge at origin port and is in transit to the next mode of transport
Loaded on feederContainer is loaded on the feeder
Loaded on feeder at origin portContainer was loaded on the feeder at origin port
Loaded on feeder at transshipment portContainer was loaded on the feeder at origin port and is in transit to the next mode of transport
Loaded on railContainer is on the rail
Loaded on rail at destination portContainer is on the rail at the destination port
Loaded on truckContainer is on the truck
Loaded on vesselContainer is on the vessel
Loaded on vessel at origin portContainer is on the vessel at origin
Loaded on vessel at transshipment portContainer has moved to transshipment port and is loaded on the vessel
Loaded transshipmentContainer has moved to transshipment port and is loaded on the vessel
Out for deliveryOut for delivery
Picked up by customerThe customer has picked up the container
Rail arrival at interchange facilityContainer has arrived at a facility to change railway carrier
Rail arrivedContainer is on the rail and has arrived at next point
Rail arrived at destinationThe train has arrived at its final inland rail facility
Rail arrived at inland destinationContainer is on the rail and has arrived at inland destination
Rail arrived at origin portContainer is on the rail at origin
Rail demurrage noticeRail company has issued a notice regarding demurrage
Rail departedContainer is on the rail and has departed
Rail departed from destination portContainer is on the rail and has departed from the destination port
Rail departed from inland originContainer is on the rail and has departed from the inland origin
StrippingCargo is being removed from container
Stripping emptyCargo has been removed from container and has been cleaned
StuffingContainer is being loaded with cargo, usually at the warehouse or by truck at the terminal
Terminal holdContainer held by terminal
Terminal hold releaseContainer released from terminal hold
Transshipment delayContainer is experiencing delays at the transshipment port
Truck arrivedTruck is at the terminal to pick up container
Truck arrived at destinationTruck has arrived at the destination port
Truck arrived at origin portTruck has arrived at the origin port
Truck arrived at transshipment portTruck has arrived at the transshipment port
Truck delivery scheduledTruck has made appointment to deliver container
Truck departedTruck has departed the terminal
Truck departed from destination portTruck departed from destination port
Truck departed from inland originTruck departed from inland origin
Truck departure at transshipment portTruck departure at transshipment port
Truck pickup scheduledTruck has scheduled an appointment with the terminal to pick up the container
Vessel arrivalVessel has arrived at the port
Vessel arrival at transshipment portVessel has arrived at the transshipment port
Vessel arrivedVessel has arrived at the port
Vessel arrived at destination portVessel has arrived at the destination port
Vessel arrived at origin portVessel has arrived at the origin port
Vessel berthed at destination portVessel berthed at destination port
Vessel berthed at transshipment portVessel berthed at transshipment port
Vessel berthed in portVessel has berthed or arrived at designated port at the terminal. Container should be available for pick up
Vessel departedVessel has departed the port
Vessel departure from origin portVessel has departed from the origin port
Vessel departure from transshipment portVessel has departed from the transshipment port
Vessel port call without container dischargeThe container's current vessel is stopping at a port to load or discharge other containers. There is no transshipment expected at this port, nor is it the final port of discharge
Vessel unloading at destination portVessel is being unloaded at destination port
Vessel unloading at transshipment portVessel is being unloaded at transshipment port
VGM receivedVGM (verified gross mass) paperwork is in order

While you should expect over 90% of the events you receive to be a standard value from the list above you may still receive values that are unique to a carrier or do not share the same definition across carriers. Examples of these values can be found in the list below.

Non-standard event names:

  • In shipper's owned full
  • Sublease out full
  • First Rail Departure under O/B
  • Notified
  • Positioned In
  • Container Transferred
  • Import truck arrival at intermediate point