What your container status means

To ensure we have the most up-to-date information about your containers, we consolidate and normalize data from multiple sources. Here are some of the most common container statuses you'll see when using our tracking service.


An "available" status means the container is available to leave the terminal. This could mean the container is available for pick up and delivery to the consignee, or that the container is available for delivery to an off-site facility for a required exam. The available status simply means the container has no clearance issues preventing its departure from the terminal.

Not Available

This status means the container has not been cleared to leave the terminal. There are many reasons a container may be prevented from leaving the terminal, including a variety of terminal, customs, and line holds. To learn more about holds, see our post on container holds and what they mean for your cargo.

On Ship

An "on ship" status means the container is on a vessel. You may see a this status if the container is at the terminal, but is still on a vessel and waiting to be unloaded.


If your container has a "departed" status, that means your container has departed the terminal. At this time, we don't track cargo beyond the terminals.

En Route

Your container is on its way! The status for your container will be updated when more information becomes available. 

Not Manifested 

A container can have the status of not manifested if the destination terminal has not yet received the manifest from the shipping line. 


When you first upload your containers, you may see a "pending" status while the platform is conducting a search. When information is found about your containers, it will automatically be updated with the current status. To get a faster search result when you add containers to your dashboard, upload a CSV file with your container numbers and shipping line, or use our APIs. 

In Review

When a container has an "in review" status, that means that an initial search has returned conflicting or missing information. Our support team will work to resolve the issue and may reach out to you for additional information. Once the issue is resolved, the container status will be automatically updated on your watchlist, and our system will continue to track and update the container through its departure from the terminal. See the response time for in review containers.

Out Of Network

An "out of network" status means the container's destination is not within our coverage area. Check out the terminals we currently cover.

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