In light of the COVID-19 quarantine and lockdown measures, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will further accelerate efforts to boost an electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL) across the shipping sector.
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An increasing number of shipping companies, terminals and nautical service providers in the Port of Rotterdam are sharing information in real time via the digital platform Pronto. A pilot project at the ECT Delta Terminal, operated by Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam, indicated that this ‘single point of truth’ can lead to significant improvements.
A.P. Moller – Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express have established the Digital Container Shipping Association in the Netherlands, after gaining regulatory approval from the Federal Maritime Commission in March. Thomas Bagge is the CEO and statutory director of the DCSA. The association has already started working on enhancing standardization, digitalization and interoperability.
Five of the largest container shipping companies, MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, and Ocean Network Express, are planning to establish an association to pave the way for digitalization, standardization and interoperability of the container shipping industry.
Maqta Gateway, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, announced that it will conduct its first testing of international blockchain solution ‘Silsal’, along with a maritime operator. This will happen in cooperation with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. ‘Silsal’ provides a link between stakeholders across the trade community using the electronic ledger system.
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