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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19 Apr 2022

The top 3 reasons to make the switch to standards-based APIs: real-time data exchange, faster innovation and great customer experiences.

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DCSA Publishes Beta Releases of Standards for the Booking Process 1.0 and the Bill of Lading 2.0

05 Apr 2022

Beta releases initiate three-month period of public review and feedback for eDocumentation standards

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Future International Trade (FIT) Alliance

15 Feb 2022

DCSA, BIMCO, FIATA, ICC and SWIFT form Future International Trade Alliance and sign memorandum of understanding to standardise digitalisation of international trade

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Streamlining international trade by digitalising end-to-end documentation

01 Feb 2022


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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