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New collaboration to drive innovation in the supply chain

French shipping company CMA CGM’s startup incubator Ze Box and PSA unboXed have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive digitalization and innovation in shipping and supply chain ecosystem. The parties will support the growth of each other’s ecosystem through the collaboration of resources.

BIMCO: IMO has to harmonise digital data reporting

In 2019 the new mandatory requirements on Electronic Data Interchange will  require public authorities to set up systems for the electronic exchange of information to assist ship clearance processes. BIMCO will attend the 42nd session of the IMO’s Committee on Facilitation Committee from 5 to 8 June 2018, urging IMO to harmonise digital data reporting.

Abu Dhabi Ports launches blockchain technology

Maqta Gateway, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, became the first Abu Dhabi entity to develop and launch its own blockchain technology, combined with digital user identities to link stakeholders across the trade community, with greater security, transparency and efficiency.

Smart shipping: Challenge or opportunity?

Smart shipping is not a concept for the future, it is a reality, highlights Dr. Panos Thedossopoulos, CEO at Propulsion Analytics, analyzing the aspect of asset performance management and condition monitoring.

Australian partners unveil blockchain technology to ease shipping trade

PwC Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Port of Brisbane have collaborated to develop a ‘Trade Community System.’ The new system is intended to link supply chain information through blockchain technology to eliminate complexity in international trade.

UK Club examines the legal issues of ‘smart contracts’

As the digital revolution is becoming a reality, almost every day there are new technological developments. For this reason, the UK P&I Club issued a briefing looking at blockchain contracts. The contracts are also known as ‘smart contracts’, and the Club describes their benefits as well as legal issues that may arise.

Let’s kick ASS and remove the FOSSIL

While speaking at last SMART4SEA Conference, Mr. Frank Coles described the maritime constituency as ‘Citizens Against Virtually Everything’ (CAVE) when it comes to connectivity advances, insisting on adapting to new demands.

EU GDPR effective – now what?!

The deadline for its implementation, the May 25th, has reached to an end, meaning that from now onwards, all organizations in the EU, as well as those that deal with data related to EU residents, should comply with new data privacy laws.  Albeit the increased awareness over this issue by the business world, have we really understood what about this regulation is? And most importantly, are we actually prepared for compliance?

Port of Amsterdam launches digital business guide

Port of Amsterdam announced the launch of a digital business guide, seeking to increase the online visibility and findability of port companies. The new search engine, Portle, is designed to provide access to all businesses and terminals that are located in the Port of Amsterdam and conduct business in and around the port area.


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