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Digital Container Shipping Association


Digital Container Shipping Association is a neutral, non-profit association that has been founded with the mission to drive standardization and digitalization across the container shipping industry. We believe, that better technological changes can be delivered to the customers of ocean carriers through collaboration and more quickly compared to working on this agenda individually

We support the industry by developing information technology and security standards and processes that address common challenges related to transmitting, receiving and exchanging data.

The Digital Container Shipping Association is founded and supported by A.P. Moller – Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE.

Supervisory Board of Digital Container Shipping Association - Bios:

André Simha, Chief Information Officer, MSC Group (Chairman) Andre joined MSC in 1987 and has been responsible for implementing and developing the complex data flow between the company’s headquarters and its agencies worldwide. Between 2000 and 2014, André also served as a Director of the world’s largest multi-carrier e-commerce network for the ocean shipping industry, INTTRA. Andre oversees over 1.000 employees globally of MSC´s IT organisation, as well as steering MSC’s broader activities related to technology, innovation and digitization. Andre serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DCSA.

Adam Banks, Chief Technology & Information Officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk Adam joined Maersk in August 2015 as Vice President and Head of Simplification in Maersk Line. He has over two decades of experience within IT, most notably as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and EVP for Technology in Monitise Plc, and CTO and CIO for Visa Europe. Adam has in 2018 been appointed CITO for the T&L division of A.P. Møller Maersk.

Martin Gnass, Managing Director Information Technology, Hapag Lloyd Martin Gnass holds an engineering degree. He started his professional carreer at Andersen Consulting, and held several management positions for IBM Global Services before joining Hapag-Lloyd in March 2003. As Managing Director Information Technology, Martin has for over 10 years been responsible for the global IT organisation of Hapag-Lloyd.

Noriaki Yamaga, Managing Director for Corporate & Innovation, Ocean Network Express (ONE) Mr. Yamaga started his career in the container shipping industry in 1986 when he joined Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (‘K”Line) immediately after graduating from Tohoku University in Japan. His 33 years’ experience in the industry covers variety of areas in the business, such as sales, marketing, product management, trade management as well as alliance matters with partner carries. Yamaga-San has served on overseas position in Hong Kong, London, North America and Singapore in global and regional management positions. He assumed his current position in August 2017 in Singapore in preparation for ONE starting business activities in April 2018. Mr. Yamaga leads ONE´s organisation for Corporate & Innovation functions.