For many years customers have requested more transparency in container shipping services. Greater transparency requires that all carriers follow similar processes. To enable transparency and facilitate collaboration in the shipping industry, we embarked on a foundational project to align our processes in a blueprint.
Data drives the container shipping industry. To enable digital transformation, stakeholders must be able to seamlessly exchange data. We have created the ‘DCSA Information Model’ to serve as the foundational data language for container shipping to facilitate seamless data communication across the industry.
DCSA IoT standards are designed to enable mass deployment of interoperable “smart container” solutions. The standards can be implemented by vessel operators and owners as well as ports, terminals, container yards, inland logistics providers and other third parties.
The Just-in-Time (JIT) Port Call is a multi-year initiative designed to enable a digital, just-in-time port call process that will facilitate vessel speed optimisation, reduce CO2 emissions, improve schedule reliability and increase operational efficiency overall.
DCSA eDocumentation is a multi-year initiative designed to establish digital documentation standards that will fully automate the documentation process and enable paperless trade in container shipping.
The DCSA cyber security guide outlines a common language and best practices for meeting the IMO Resolution MSC.428(98) on Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems, set to take effect in January of 2021.