Creating a common language in container shipping
For many years customers have requested more transparency in the services provided so that shipping follows a similar process for all carriers. To enable transparency and facilitate collaboration in the shipping industry, we embarked on a foundational project to align our processes in a blueprint.
This is an important step to facilitate standards creation and enable digitisation.
The Industry Blueprint (IBP) is a living document where all processes commonly used in container shipping are mapped out and validated by carriers. It includes high level process maps on three types of journeys: shipment, equipment and vessel. By aligning on the meaning of “vessel arrival”, for example, we have agreed on the definition of specific transport events for customer track and trace purposes.
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