List Container Types

This API endpoint can be used to retrieve a list of container types available for a particular carrier. Containers used in LTL shipping include things like skids and pallets in addition to regular bags and boxes. These special container types are referred to as packages in ShipEngine API to streamline the terminology used across different types of shipping carriers.

Carrier IDs

Each of your LTL carriers has a unique carrier_id in ShipEngine. You can use this carrier_id for many other ShipEngine endpoints to indicate which account to use. For this endpoint, you may optionally pass the carrier_id to get details on a single carrier.

Example Request

GET /v-beta/ltl/v1/carriers/:carrier_id/packages

GET /v-beta/ltl/carriers/car_NJuhsfkKkuxChJNtX6X5kJKKY7/packages HTTP/1.1
Host: api.shipengine.com
API-Key: __YOUR_API_KEY_HERE__

Example Response

{
  "packages": [
    {
      "code": "bag",
      "name": "Bag"
    },
    {
      "code": "pal",
      "name": "Pail"
    },
    {
      "code": "pcs",
      "name": "Piece"
    },
    {
      "code": "pkg",
      "name": "Package"
    },
    {
      "code": "skd",
      "name": "Skid"
    }
  ]
}