DCSA has introduced their first Container Shipping Industry Blueprint.

DCSA has proudly published their first Container Shipping Industry Blueprint. It has been dubbed ‘IBP 1.0’ and comprises recommended current state standards for the processes used in container shipping.

The DCSA and its founding members: Maersk, CMA-CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE have mapped the processes commonly used in container shipping from Carrier Booking to Container Return to create a common view across the industry.

Founding members ambitious to deliver future digitalization standards.

The ambition is that carriers will start using this standard already today and will align to it when delivering further digitalization and standardization initiatives in the industry in the future.

The Industry Blueprint is the result of an iterative and collaborative project, bringing key stakeholders and subject matter experts from the five founding members of DCSA together to share their non-commercial processes in container shipping.

Common and conflicting processes across carriers could be identified and a baselined standard was built. This was validated, aligned and agreed to by all carriers. The IBP 1.0 is the first outcome of this effort presented to the public.