Data & Interfaces
Alignment of data definitions and interfaces
Data drives the container shipping industry. For digital transformation to take place, stakeholders must be able to seamlessly exchange data. Today the data landscape in the industry is complex. Carriers, customers and third parties use many different technologies, data definitions and data exchange methods when communicating with each other.
To reach alignment, DCSA has created the ‘DCSA Information Model’ to serve as the foundational data language for the industry. DCSA leverages the Information Model in our data definition and interface standards, such as our Track & Trace standard and in upcoming standards for documentation. This ensures that customers, carriers and other supply chain participants will speak the same business and data language across standards.
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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.Learn more
Track & Trace
Container shipping standards for processes, milestones and messages for the Container Journey
Operational Vessel Schedules
Standards for enabling automatic sharing of vessel schedule data between carriers and operational service providers
Load List and Bay Plan
Standards for communication of container load volumes and stowage details between VSA partners, terminals and ports