CargoSmart completes proof-of-concept of data exchange platform

CargoSmart announced the successful completion of a proof-of-concept with eTradeConnect, of the new data exchange platform Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN). The engagement explored ways to enhance global trade through better collaboration among shippers, banks, terminal operators, and ocean carriers, with applications to be further developed once the GSBN is formed.

Shipping giants take part in new data exchange platform

Shipment management software solutions provider, CargoSmart, announced the execution of Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) Services Agreements with maritime industry operators CMA CGM, Cosco Shipping Lines, Cosco Shipping Ports, Hapag-Lloyd, Hutchison Ports, OOCL, Port of Qingdao, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group.

OOIL, JD Logistics invest in COSCO’s Eshipping platform

Hong Kong-based OOIL announced the signing of an investment and cooperation agreement, through its subsidiary Gold Talent, with COSCO Shipping Logistics and JD Logistics, pursuant to which the Parties have agreed to establish a joint venture investing in COSCO’s online logistics platform Eshipping.

Maersk, IBM face problems with blockchain project

Maersk and IBM are reportedly struggling with their blockchain platform, TradeLens, as besides them, only one other carrier has joined in, Pacific International Lines. This comes at a time when, Maersk’s competitors such as CMA CGM, Cosco, Evergreen, OOCL and Yang Ming have also established a similar platform.

Cosco, Navis launch digital Center of Excellence

Navis collaborated with Cosco Shipping Ports Limited to create a joint Center of Excellence. The two companies launched the centre in September 2018, to provide resources for N4 implementation projects across Cosco Shipping Ports’ operation.

Ocean Alliance, Yang Ming collaborate for blockchain platform

Ocean Alliance with Yang Ming and major terminal operators initiated a blockchain consortium in order to establish a digital platform. Τhe pilot project will consist an application which will allow shippers to digitize and organize their dangerous goods documents and automatically connect with relevant parties to streamline the approval process. The application is scheduled to be available in December 2018.

COSCO Shipping Ports inks electronic supply chain platform partnership

Major container port operator COSCO Shipping Ports Limited signed a MoU with GLP China Holdings Limited and Eshipping, the e-commerce supply chain management platform Eshipping, to form strategic partnership. Cooperation of the three parties will begin in China at CSP’s terminals and gradually expand into its global network.

COSCO receives first ever containership with LR’s Cyber AL3

Lloyd’s Register announced that ‘MV COSCO Shipping Aries’ was delivered to COSCO today. MV COSCO Shipping Aries’ is the first container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM’ for its energy management system.

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