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.
300cubits, founder of the TEU cryptocurrency aimed at the global shipping sector, says that it aims to begin distributing free crypto tokens to industry stakeholders from February 2018, as talks continue with major container lines.
Korean container shipping company SM Line has agreed a deal with Intellian to deploy Intellian V100 maritime VSAT antenna equipment on board its ships, to be used for data and communications services while also powering a new IoT (Internet of Things) freight monitoring system being rolled out across the fleet.
Freight rates intelligence platform Xeneta reports that it has added reefer container rate data to its system, and has begun to populate its database with more than 30,000 data points for major trade lanes that have been generated by existing customers that joined its beta programme.
Globalstar has launched a new M2M/IoT satellite device, the SmartOne Solar, which can be used to provide remote monitoring and tracking over the Globalstar satellite network for movable assets like containers, powered by solar-rechargeable batteries.
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