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Container lines to forge common IT platform

[ November 15, 2018   //   ]

IT executives from MSC, AP Moller–Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express plan to set up an association that will create common information technology standards for the container shipping industry. Members of the group identified a need for a neutral and non-profit body for ocean carriers that is driven by delivering benefits for the industry and its stakeholders.
The standards will be openly available and free of charge to other operators.
Group spokesman and chief information officer of MSC, André Simha said: “It’s in the customers’ and all stakeholders’ best interest, if container shipping companies operate with a common set of information technology standards.
“We are striving for less red tape and better transparency. The timing is right, as emerging technologies create new customer friendly opportunities. Together, we gain traction in delivering technological breakthroughs and services to our customers compared to working in our own closed silos.”

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