Major shipping lines, such as CMA CGM, Evergreen and Yang Ming, have joined other leading carriers as part of the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA).
The organization, which was initially set up by Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Ocean Network Express (ONE) to drive standardization in the container shipping industry, has also added Hyundai Merchant Marine and ZIM as members.
In addition to this, it was announced that CMA CGM has joined one of the founding members of DCSA, allowing the shipping company to enter the organization’s supervisory board.
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With nine of the largest shipping lines in the world now on board, DCSA represents a significant share of industry.
Thomas Bagge, CEO of DCSA, commented: “We are thrilled to have additional members joining the DCSA on our journey to drive standardization and interoperability in the industry, with CMA CGM joining as a founding member.
“It is critical for our success that the standards developed will be implemented, and the commitment and engagement of many container shipping lines is therefore crucial.”
We are pleased that Henning Schleyerbach takes on the role as the Chief Operating Officer of DCSA. Henning comes from a position as Senior Director Customer Relationship Management at @HapagLloydAG and will together with CEO Thomas Bagge form the leadership team of @DCSA_org pic.twitter.com/cf4oNA9QNr
— Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA.org) (@DCSA_org) May 14, 2019
DCSA has also announced that Henning Schleyerbach, Senior Director Customer Relationship Management at Hapag-Lloyd, has taken on the role of Chief Operating Officer.
André Simha, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said: “We are pleased to announce that in Henning Schleyerbach we have won another strong industry profile, who as COO will drive DCSA’s operational activities.
“With Henning Schleyerbach and Thomas Bagge, DCSA has a strong leadership team in place which is supported by all founding members and represents container shipping at its best across all aspects.”