Article: Top carriers adopting DCSA track and trace standards

API, Open Infrastructure, Open Source

Top carriers adopting DCSA track and trace standards

Nine of the container-shipping industry’s top carriers – the members of the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA): CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, Maersk, MSC, ONE, Yang Ming and Zim – have adopted the open-source, free track and trace (T&T) standards developed by the association. Five members now have the application programming interface (API) in production or testing; all expect to soon be providing shippers and other parties access to the API to enable cross-carrier shipment tracking.

Collaborating through this initiative, participating carriers provide shippers with a streamlined way to receive real-time data regarding the whereabouts of their containers, all using the same API code to enable data transmission between different software products or platforms.

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