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.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Maersk unveils design of methanol vessels

For five years, Maersk has been working on developing a new vessel design, which can increase the energy efficiency of its fleet by 20 percent. The first eight vessels are planned to sail on green methanol from 2024.

DHL extends contract with CEO Appel and names successor

Deutsche Post DHL Group, which includes logistics branch DHL Global Forwarding, announces a change in top leadership. Current CEO Frank Appel, who's been heading DHL for more than 13 years, has his contract extended until 2023, after which his replacement will take over. Being updated.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs