Customers are demanding a better experience. To stay competitive, we have to meet these challenges head on, to evolve. No one company can move the industry forward on its own. Collaboration is the key to greater efficiency and agility to meet new demands. Today, fragmented systems are holding us back. Without a foundation for the seamless, end-to-end exchange of information, these challenges will go unmet.

At Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), we’re establishing standards for a common technology foundation that enables global collaboration. Our goal is to make shipping services easy to use, flexible, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly.

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DCSA Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 8

23 Dec 2021

Read the eighth edition of our quarterly publication about standardisation for container shipping.

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DCSA publishes complete framework of Just-in-Time Standards for main port call activities 

16 Nov 2021

Latest release of DCSA Just-in-Time Port Call Programme provides interface standards and API definitions for all 50 port call event timestamps  

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DCSA’s role in the digital transformation of container shipping

15 Nov 2021


DCSA launches Ideas Hub to invite input from industry stakeholders

11 Nov 2021

Online forum enables all stakeholders to suggest and vote on ideas for DCSA roadmap.

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DCSA releases Track & Trace Interface Standard version 2.2 with new subscription capability, enhanced security, and support for document events

26 Oct 2021

Released version 2.2 of its Track & Trace Interface Standard for customer-facing events.

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How digital standards transform customer experience

18 Oct 2021

It's currently difficult for cargo owners to get visibility of their shipments in the container supply chain due to complex processes and a lack of proactive notifications when circumstances change. DCSA's Thomas Bagge explains how digital standards will improve shipping customer experiences, as they have in other industries.

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Container ship - 5 years predictions

Five predictions for the next five years of digitalisation in container shipping

28 Sep 2021

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Datasheet – DCSA standards-based T&T API

13 Sep 2021

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