Enabling innovation through standardisation

Our vision & mission

At DCSA, we envisage 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.

DCSA’s mission is 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. DCSA’s open source standards, free for everyone to use, are developed based on input from DCSA member carriers, industry stakeholders and technology experts from other industries.

DCSA is a nonprofit, independent organisation established in 2019 by several of the largest container shipping companies. Led by CEO Thomas Bagge, we are a growing team of professionals with backgrounds in the shipping and technology industries.

Please refer to the DCSA fact sheet for more.

DCSA leadership team

Thomas Bagge

Chief Executive Officer

Henning Schleyerbach

Chief Operating Officer

Ellen Sun

Chief Marketing Officer

DCSA members

André Simha, MSC

Global Chief Digital & Information Officer & DCSA Chairman

Steen Erik Larsen, Maersk

Head of Technology Mergers & Acquisition

DCSA member - Nicolas Sekkaki

Nicolas Sekkaki, CMA CGM

Executive Vice President IT, Digital, SSC & Transformation

Martin Gnass, Hapag-Lloyd

Managing Director Information Technology

Yu Kurimoto, ONE

Managing Director Corporate and Innovation

Eric Wang - DCSA member

Eric Wang, Evergreen Line

Executive Vice President of International Marketing Division

Steven Tsao, Yang Ming

Chief Information Officer

Kyungin Jung, HMM

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Eyal Ben-Amram, ZIM

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer