Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) welcomes five new members, one month after its establishment.
CMA CGM, Evergreen Line, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Yang Ming and ZIM are joining the new association in order to support the digital standardization in the box shipping industry.
According to a statement, CMA CGM confirms being a founding member of DCSA and hence, being part of the Supervisory Board. Evergreen, HMM, Yang Ming and ZIM enter into DCSA as members.
With the last addition of the five mega carriers, DCSA represent a major part of the industry. COSCO is the only Top 10 container shipping company which has not yet joined the digital union.
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.”
DCSA, also, announced the appointment of Henning Schleyerbach as COO, as of July. He comes from a position as Senior Director Customer Relationship Management at Hapag-Lloyd.
Andre Simha, Chairman of the Supervisory Board commented:
“We are pleased to announce that in Henning Schleyerbach we have win another strong industry profile, who as COO will drive DCSA’s operational activities. With Henning Schleyerbach and Thomas Bagge, DCSA has a strong leadership team in place which is supported by all founding members and represents container shipping at its best across all aspects.”