Danish software company ConPDS has launched a new system for digital scanning of container codes using optical character recognition (OCR), which can be connected with third party applications by integrating just a few lines of code.
Finnish gantry crane and port systems provider Konecranes has agreed to pilot UK-based start-up CargoMate’s port call optimisation technology from Q1 2019, to assess how the application can assist in minimising delays and idle time for container ships in port.
Maersk has launched an instant booking system for its container services, aiming to allow customers to book a container with the shipping company as easily as booking a flight ticket online.
Ports America reports that it has implemented the Navis N4 system at its 47 acre Napoleon Container Terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana, to optimise container flows through the terminal.
Maritime satcom provider Marlink has announced two new partnerships with We4Sea and Transmetrics, to expand its portfolio of digital services for shipping clients and assist them in improving fuel efficiency and reducing operating costs.
OW Logistics reports that it has begun trial shipments using 300cubits’ blockchain system, which aims to provide certainty to shippers that their products will sail on the intended vessel, and assurance for carriers that ‘no shows’ will be minimised.
The Baltic Exchange is to work with digital container freight platform Freightos in publishing independent audited benchmark rates for the global container shipping industry, to be called the Freightos International Freight Index.
Container shipping blockchain start-up 300cubits has announced the successful completion of the first trial shipment in its smart contract system, deployed on the Ethereum blockchain.
Digital ocean freight platform INTTRA has announced the addition of four new carriers to its booking system, expanding its reach in the container shipping segment.
Evergreen Line has introduced two new ‘Intelligent Services’ for electronic data transfer among container shipping supply chain stakeholders, including an i-B/L (Bill of Lading) and i-Dispatch, a system that delivers a variety of additional digital documents generated during cargo transactions.
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