If you are a customer of ocean carriers or work closely with container shipping, your involvement in our standardisation initiatives is crucial to helping transform the industry.

Reference User Programme

You don’t need to be a DCSA member to collaborate with us. Our goal is to produce standards beneficial to the whole container shipping industry, and as such, we value your input and encourage you to adopt DCSA standards, which are available to download for free on our web site.

We have a reference user programme to enable systematic engagement with different industry stakeholders. If you are interested in becoming a reference user, please fill out the contact form below and give us a brief description of your areas of expertise and interest. As a reference user, you will receive invitations on a quarterly basis from DCSA to provide input on specific topics or standards we are working on. To make it scalable, we conduct webinars and surveys to share and collect information from our reference users.


Please fill in all details below to submit your request.

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