DCSA releases Track and Trace Open API definitions

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 18, 2020 – In support of our Track & Trace data and interface standards published on 28 January, DCSA is proud to announce the release of our definitions for Track & Trace APIs. With the release of these definitions, carriers will be able to rapidly implement DCSA standard-compliant APIs for customer-facing T&T events.

These definitions are the result of careful design considerations and best practices from multiple carriers to ensure that the output of the API aligns with the logical flow of shipment events. Using these APIs, shippers will be able to query carrier systems from any existing technology platform and receive T&T information in a common and easily consumable format.

Click here to learn more about DCSA standards initiatives and download the Track & Trace data and interface standards.

About DCSA:

Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) is a neutral, non-profit group founded by major ocean carriers to digitise and standardise the container shipping industry. With the mission of leading the industry towards systematic collaboration, DCSA drives initiatives to make container transportation services transparent, reliable, easy to use, secure and environmentally friendly. DCSA’s open source standards are developed based on input from DCSA member carriers, industry stakeholders and technology experts from other industries. DCSA member carriers include:  MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM and ZIM. Please download DCSA standards at

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