DNV GL reports that it has transferred all its 90,000 certificates to a private blockchain, with every certificate digitally tagged and traceable within the system, allowing companies to communicate their certification in a transparent and secure way while also providing a defence against the use of counterfeit certificates.
The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have jointly launched a field lab for the development and testing of applications based on blockchain technology. The new applied research lab has been christened ‘BlockLab’.
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has announced that it has successfully completed its first pilot programme using blockchain technology to manage collection and dissemination of all related shipping and logistics data for a vessel voyage from Korea to China.
Maersk and a group of global partners, including financial services firm EY and software giant Microsoft, have announced the launch of a new blockchain platform for the marine insurance sector, planned to be implemented in 2018 having now completed a 20-week Proof of Concept phase.
Logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI) has announced that it has successfully completed a pilot project to improve supply chain efficiency through the deployment of blockchain technologies.
Pacific International Lines (PIL), PSA International and IBM Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore and trial proof of concept (POC) blockchain-based supply chain business network systems.
A Hong Kong-based firm has launched a cryptocurrency specifically for the shipping industry, built on the already established Ethereum blockchain, which will begin its initial coin offering (ICO) on August 16th.
A technology start-up at the port of Antwerp called T-Mining is currently working on a pilot project that aims to make container handling more efficient and secure by deploying blockchain technology to digitally manage container processes involving multiple parties.
IBM and Maersk have announced a new collaboration to use blockchain technology to improve operations in the global supply chain by increasing data transparency and information sharing.
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