The game is changing for container shipping. Digitalisation, regulatory complexity, cyber security, environmental impact. 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.
DCSA sets technology standards in conjunction with our member companies. By driving wide adoption of these standards, DCSA’s goal is to increase the ability of carriers to innovate and grow at scale.
All DCSA standards are published regularly on our website and are free to use by anyone who touches the container shipping industry. For example, ports can supply a consistent set of information to carriers based on our Track & Trace data standard to simplify operations.
News & events
Check out our latest news:
2020.05.19. DCSA Takes on eBL Standardisation, Calls for Collaboration (in PDF format)
JOC Webcast: The Quest for Port Efficiency
Henning Schleyerbach will join the panel to discuss the outlook for port efficiency and port call optimization and the roadblocks that remain to effectively leverage these promising areas to reduce emissions and improve profitability.
APM V-Connect 2020
On the first day kickoff of this virtual conference, Thomas Bagge will speak about the opportunity to reimagine maritime supply chain in a post-pandemic era, with initiatives such as digitising documentation starting with eBL.
Argus Fertilizer Virtual Conference
On October 16 Thomas Bagge will speak about the role of digitalisation and standardisation in transforming container shipping and the benefits to the fertilizer industry.
Global Liner Shipping
Thomas Bagge will be delivering a keynote address on "The Winding Road to Industry Standardisation: DCSA update & interview".