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.
Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a partnership between Lloyd’s Register Foundation and BLOC to explore the use of blockchain for the maritime industry, has announced its first demonstrator project, a fuel provenance register that aims to provide trusted information about fuel origin, journey and characteristics.
CargoX has completed the launch of its blockchain platform for the transport industry, which it claims is the “first open, neutral, and accessible blockchain platform” for shipping.
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.
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