COPENHAGEN: May 14, 2019. The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) has acquired five new members: CMA CGM, Evergreen Line, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Yang Ming, and ZIM, subject to regulatory approval.

The five carriers join A.P. Moller – Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE in a bid to enable digital standardization in the container shipping industry.

Evergreen Ever Lambent 2“CMA CGM is always looking for best practices and standards to support the innovation and digital strategy of the company. Being a founding member will enable us to work together on setting the standards for digitization of the entire industry,” commented Rajesh Krishnamurthy, EVP IT & Transformations.

CMA CGM, originally announced as a founding member last November, has now confirmed it is part of the organisation’s Supervisory Board.

“We are thrilled to have additional members joining the DCSA on our journey to drive standardization and interoperability in the industry, with CMA CGM joining as a founding member,” said CEO Thomas Bagge. “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.”

The organisation has also announced Henning Schleyerbach as COO from July 01. He is the former senior director Customer Relationship Management at Hapag-Lloyd.

Commenting on its joining DCSA, Evergreen Line vice president of International Customer Service Kay Fang said: “In keeping up with industry trend toward digitalization, Evergreen has been pursuing to offer customers ever-productive and ever-efficient service. In a more and more connected shipping supply chain, we are convinced that standardization is the prerequisite for all associated stakeholders to realizing effective digitalization and interoperability, which are urgently needed not only by us but the whole industry to help carry out the joint pursuit.”