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)
Operational Vessel Schedules videos
We will provide an overview of the DCSA standards for OVS and explain how to use the publications. DCSA email subscribers will be notified when the videos are available.
Global Smart Container Forum
Marcel van de Pol will explain how DCSA's standardisation work on IoT and the Port Call Process will drive digital transformation especially in the post COVID-19 world.
SAS and BIMCO Cyber Webinar
Rachael Bardoe will join the panel to discuss "Fortifying the defences: Creating cyber risk plans to meet the IMO 2021 deadline."
Digital Container Summit Online
Thomas Bagge will deliver a keynote address about industry challenges and the role of digitalisation and standardisation in transforming container shipping.
Supply Chain Europe 2020 Virtual
Thomas Bagge will join the virtual conference to discuss Digital Excellence, one of the four themes of this free conference.
SMN Copenhagen Conference
Thomas Bagge will speak about building resilience and agility in logistics through standardisation and digitalisation.