Mainly, the association has already started working on enhancing standardization, digitalization and interoperability. Now, with nine major containerlines onboard, the Association aims to boost automation and digitalization in the shipping industry.

DCSA was launched in Amsterdam, in April, after being regulatory approved from the US Federal Maritime Commission.

Concerning the addition of the new members, Thomas Bagge, CEO of DCSA commented

We are thrilled to have additional members joining the DCSA on our journey to drive standardisation 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.

Concluding, DCSA has decided Henning Scheleyerbach, who's currently senior director of customer relationship management at Hapag Lloyd, as COO as of July.