Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) joined forces to accelerate adoption of DCSA standards. The associations will leverage DCSA’s open-source, vendor-neutral standards to help members and other business partners make data exchange more timely, accurate and interoperable.
“Global supply chains have been continuously optimized over decades; present-day technologies allow for the further improvement in customer experience. Unstandardized, paper-based processes for exchanging information to conduct business and keep goods moving should not be needed in the 21st Century. The lack of digitalization limits progress towards greater transparency and end-to-end, real-time cargo visibility. We can only bring about digital transformation together. That is why we are committed to closer collaboration with the ESC and its like-minded members and are confident our joint efforts will accelerate standards adoption among cargo owners and other industry stakeholders,” says Thomas Bagge, CEO for DCSA.
- DCSA publishes and promotes digital standards that, when adopted by organizations throughout the supply chain, will enable interoperable IT solutions in container shipping.
- DCSA standards provide a foundation for seamless, end-to-end data exchange that will ensure cargo is more visible across the container journey and make shipping services easier to use, more flexible, efficient, reliable and sustainable.