Marcel van de Pol

Program Director
Digital Container Shipping Association

As Program Director, Marcel is responsible for the development of digital standards for DCSA’s IoT (internet of things) and Just in Time Port Call initiatives. In conjunction with carrier subject matter experts, Marcel works to ensure alignment of standards with common industry practices and promote adoption among stakeholders.

Prior to joining DCSA, Marcel served as a digital transformation consultant for 15 years, mostly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Most recently, he led a large digital transformation program for AIrFrance-KLM.

Marcel has an B.Sc. in Economics, M.Sc. in Law and MBA from INSEAD.


Standardisation: How Data Sharing and Collaboration Can Revolutionise the Sector
Data sharing and collaboration will allow all terminal operators to be fluent in the same language; optimising operations industry wide and streamlining other technology projects. This discussion will outline the path towards standardisation and consider why the competitive mindset is holding back achievable changes that would benefit all.

– Speaking in the same language: How data sharing and collaboration can optimise operations in every terminal and provide equitable benefits among all terminal operators.
– Learning from aviation: How regulation could provide the answer to data standards in the industry.
– Uncovering how automation projects can be more easily implemented and configured with standardisation, rather than the costly and time-consuming process of building each project from scratch.