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Partners launch public and private blockchain project

RoadLaunch, the private blockchain-based digital freight management platform is collaborating with the public blockchain logistics document transaction platform, CargoX, on a blockchain project in the first publicly available integrated product in logistics of this kind.

Watch: How innovations transform consumer goods industry

Technology giant IBM issued a new video explaining how new technology trends, like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain, are expected to transform the consumer goods industry in a current landscape, where consumer demand pushes for more and more innovations in the industry. 

San Marino Republic to use blockchain to achieve carbon neutrality

An MoU was signed between the Republic of San Marino, Republic of San Marino Innovation Institute S.p.A, DNV GL Business Assurance Group AS and VeChain Foundation Limited, to guide the Republic toward the adoption of the blockchain technology. The blockchain MoU, aims to define models able of incentivizing sustainable behavior from citizens.

Estonian terminal operator joins TradeLens

Estonian terminal operator HHLA TK Estonia wants to use blockchain platform technology to improve supply chain efficiency. For this reason, it is participating in the TradeLens platform project for the maritime sector. With TradeLens, terminal operators, like HHLA, receive direct communication with transport companies and other customers or partners.

Blockchain: The New Kid on The Block

In this article, Constantin von Hirsch, Syndicate Executive, Eastern Syndicate, gives his thought on blockchain. As Mr. von Hirsch explains, blockchain technology could eventually lead to a sea change in the shipping industry. The potential impact of blockchain technology has been described by some commentators as the biggest revolution in shipping since the introduction of the container in the 1950s.

World Economic Forum presents the steps to measure blockchain’s value

The World Economic Forum collaborated with the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation for the launch of ‘Blockchain Value Framework’ which is a part of the white paper, Building Value with Blockchain Technology: How to Evaluate Blockchain’s Benefits.

New blockchain solution to track temperature-sensitive shipments

Blockchain-based logistics ShipChain and GTX Corp, a provider of GPS and NFC tracking location-based services, announced a new partnership for a new global NFC blockchain shipment tracking solution, using energy-efficient NFC smart tags. The encrypted data collected from the tags will be uploaded to the ShipChain blockchain backend providing authentication and chain of custody.

Watch: Transforming trade with blockchain

Amid a growing interest for blockchain technology in global business, banking giant HSBC issued a video explaining how this technology can be used to revolutionise shipping trade. The video comes as HSBC recently completed a trade transaction across two independently built blockchain platforms – merging the financial with the physical logistics of trade.

Gemini Shippers enters Blockchain in Transport Alliance

New York-based shippers association Gemini Shippers Group announced it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), an organization seeking to developing best practices and standards for blockchain in the transportation industry.

Hapag-Lloyd, ONE become members of TradeLens

Hapag-Lloyd and Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) Pte. Ltd announced they will join the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform ‘TradeLens’. This platform is jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM. Hapag-Lloyd and ONE now join CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, both of which recently announced they are joining TradeLens.

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