There are now nine members of the DCSA, after five more carriers joined
Five more global container lines have joined the newly launched Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA).
CMA CGM, Evergreen Line, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Yang Ming and Zim have joined founding members Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE, with the purpose of enabling digital standardisation in the container shipping industry.
CMA CGM confirms being a founding member and so is part of the advisory board. The other new ocean carriers are joining as members, pending regulatory approval.
Henning Schleyerbach has been appointed chief operating officer of DCSA. His previous role was senior director customer relationship management at Hapag-Lloyd.
Maersk chief technology and information officer Adam Banks told Container Shipping & Trade “Digital is key for AP Moller-Maersk in delivering on our strategy to become an integrated container logistics company that offers simple, end-to-end services with seamless customer experience. A joint set of technical standards will ensure interoperability and enable all parties to concentrate on value-adding differentiation as we move the container shipping industry towards further digitalisation. Ultimately this will benefit all parties in our customers’ supply chains.”
The plan to create a neutral, non-profit association for ocean carriers was first announced in November 2018 but has started operations now it has gained regulatory approval from the Federal Maritime Commission.
The aim is to create common information technology standards to make the industry more efficient for both customers and shipping lines.