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DCSA: Customers' lack of focus delays digitization of container market

Container carriers' customers are currently so fixated on capacity shortages that they have less time to enter projects aimed at creating common digital standards in the industry. "We'll have to wait for them to be ready again," DCSA CEO Thomas Bagge tells ShippingWatch.

"The current state of the container market, with strained capacities, container shortages and high freight rates, customers' focus is elsewhere," says Thomas Bagge, CEO of DCSA. | Photo: DCSA

Digital tracking of containers and a common electronic version of the Bill of Lading are the first demonstrable results of the joint efforts of the nine largest container carriers that have banded together to develop common digital standards for the purpose of enhancing transparency and efficiency in the supply chains.

However, the development process that the carriers are working on in the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has encountered obstacles, says CEO Thomas Bagge in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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