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New container shipping alliance finally settled

The collaboration on shared standards within the container industry is now officially underway. The alliance has found its headquarters and its CEO. So far, one container liner that participated in the initial dialog is not part of the association.

Photo: Stephen B. Morton/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

Four container shipping companies have joined forces in establishing a new common association on joint standards in the industry.

The alliance, named Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), was originally announced late last year. Back then, it was reported that Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and Japan's ONE planned to launch the joint association. Chinese Cosco was also originally said to be participating in the dialog.

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