A group of nine ocean carriers and terminal operators have agreed to form a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain distributed ledger technology.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority, ABN AMRO and Samsung SDS, the logistics and IT arm of Samsung, have joined forces to launch a pilot project that will look to integrate physical, administrative and financial transactions within international distribution chains through the use of blockchain technology.
GoodFuels Marine reports that it has successfully completed what it claims is the world’s first bunker delivery and transaction using blockchain technology, in collaboration with Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC).
LR has announced a new co-operation project with Korean shipbuilder HHI to explore the value of blockchain when applied to shipbuilding.
Chinese firm Yuanben reports that it has signed a ‘Blockchain Technical Service Cooperation Agreement’ with the Maritime Silk Road Platform, created by Zhuozhi Logistics Group, that will see the companies work together to provide blockchain services for global maritime freight.
A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM have announced the launch of their new blockchain venture TradeLens, following on from the companies’ January announcement of their intention to work together to leverage blockchain technologies to improve the efficiency of the global supply chain.
Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a subsidiary of Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), has established a consortium including Lloyd’s Register, Precious Shipping, Bostomar, BIMCO, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and GoodFuels, which aims to address traceability and transparency in the marine fuel supply chain using blockchain technologies.
Abu Dhabi Ports’ subsidiary Maqta Gateway has become the first Abu Dhabi entity to develop and launch its own blockchain-based system, called Silsal. The new setup will combine blockchain and unique digital user identities to securely link stakeholders within the transport chain.
The Port of Brisbane has announced the launch of a proof of concept ‘Trade Community System’ application, developed with PwC Australia and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which employs blockchain technologies to improve efficiency in the movement of goods through the port.
A.P. Møller-Maersk has confirmed that it has begun using a new blockchain platform for marine hull insurance called Insurwave, having acted as the pilot client for the system built by a joint venture between EY and Guardtime.
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