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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.