The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and blockchain firm Perlin have confirmed they are working on a blockchain-based ship registration and renewal system.
Danish shipping giant Maersk has launched its second cohort of start-ups under its OceanPro programme that aims to boost innovation and help strengthen its digital agenda.
Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), founded by blockchain technology and governance experts BLOC and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), has announced the establishment of a consortium to explore the use of blockchain in tackling the significant risks and challenges associated with the declaration and handling of dangerous goods.
Blockchain-enabled TradeLens, a digital shipping platform jointly developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM, has welcomed CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
Singapore has announced that it will launch a pilot blockchain to reduce waiting times for container ships and the risk of fraud, reports Port Technology.
Pacific International Lines (PIL) has used an electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL) built on the IBM Blockchain Platform in a real-time pilot tracking shipment.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has put into operation an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to better plan and manage shipping.
The UK government has made technological innovation a key element of its newly published Maritime 2050 strategy, which will include the creation of a ‘Maritime Innovation Hub’ at an as yet unnamed port by 2030.
Germany-based maritime training technology company Safebridge has launched myCert, a digital platform which utilises blockchain technology to provide a secure online environment to manage maritime certification.
Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a joint initiative between BLOC and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, has announced the establishment of a consortium to pilot a blockchain-based seafarer certification system, which includes The Mission to Seafarers, Maersk, Heidmar, PTC Holdings Corp, Hanseaticsoft, Navozyme and C-LOG.
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