Transforming the container shipping industry

Discover DCSA Week 2024

Our mission

To shape the digital future of container shipping by being the industry’s collective voice, working towards alignment and standardisation.

By setting frameworks for effective, universally adoptable solutions and innovating, we can enable transparent, reliable, easy to use, secure and environmentally friendly container transportation services.

No one company can move the industry forward on its own.

We envision a digitally interconnected container shipping industry in which customers have a choice of seamless, easy-to-use services that provide the flexibility to meet their business and sustainability goals.

Working together to solve your needs

We work for the collective good of all shipping container stakeholders, recognising each players' crucial role in the supply chain.

What we can do for you

We are establishing standards for a common technology foundation that enables global collaboration to make user-friendly, flexible, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly.

Implement our standards

Our developer portal is your gateway to a world of resources to make your implementation journey as easy as possible.

Developer Portal

Nine founding members

In April of 2019, MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM and ZIM founded DCSA to establish IT standards that would enable interoperability of technology solutions across the industry. The purpose is to facilitate digital interconnectivity and seamless data communication that anyone who touches the industry can leverage. DCSA standards are developed in close conjunction with the member carriers who validate, align and agree to them and work with DCSA to ensure widespread adoption.

Meet our team of experts changing the industry

In the face of the promising growth in international container trade by 2025, the maritime industry confronts the significant challenge of supporting the expansion sustainably.

Join us in shaping the future of container shipping

Join us in shaping the future of container shipping