Blockchain | Supply Chain

Blockchain | Supply Chain

News & Analysis

08 Jan 2020
TradeLens container line participants have filed an antitrust exemption agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission to allow them to discuss how to share information and develop products on Maersk and IBM’s blockchain-based technology platform.
Blockchain paying off for DHL Forwarding-HPe invoice processing
07 Nov 2019
DHL Forwarding has been trialing a blockchain-based system of producing invoices for one-off non-contractual shipments with its customer Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
CargoSmart links shipment data, trade finance blockchains
06 Nov 2019
Shipment management software provider CargoSmart has tested a connection between a Hong Kong banking platform and shipment data provided by terminals and container lines to speed approval of trade finance processes and expand the range of shippers who can receive financing services.
Blockchain platform TradeLens seeks ‘organizational identity’
12 Sep 2019
The adoption of blockchain-based container shipping software may depend on the efficacy of associated identity management and data security components.
30 Aug 2019
Shippers who find Mexico’s customs system slow, unwieldy, and unpredictable might find hope in a project the Port of Veracruz is about to launch that uses blockchain technology to create transparency for cargo moving through the customs process.
27 Aug 2019
JOC Senior Technology Editor Eric Johnson talks about what the introduction of three new carrier-developed digital entities — TradeLens, the Global Business Shipping Network, and the Digital Container Shipping Association — means to the liner shipping industry.
23 Jul 2019
It’s likely only a matter of time before antitrust regulators turn their gaze to new shipping partnerships formed in private blockchain.
12 Jul 2019
While blockchain as a mechanism to speed the digitization of shipping documentation gets traction, development by a TradeLens rival will test whether systems are interoperable.
Data compartmentalization key to TradeLens carrier buy-in
02 Jul 2019
Maersk’s rival carriers understand their data will be kept private, and broader carrier acceptance will drive more value for shippers, Maersk’s TradeLens emphasized to JOC.com.
TradeLens boosts arsenal with addition of Hapag-Lloyd, ONE
02 Jul 2019
With the addition of Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE), TradeLens members now control more than 61 percent of global containership capacity, according to maritime analyst Alphaliner.
Can blockchain prevent container ship fires?
25 Jun 2019
Mis-declared cargoes are a significant risk to container ships and crews, but a project being undertaken will consider whether blockchain can play a role in minimizing future incidents.
Blockchain pilots target bill of lading digitalization
11 Jun 2019
Blockchain technology being applied to the bill of lading on the Asia-Europe trade.
WEF offers logistics industry-created blockchain 'toolkit'
01 May 2019
A new World Economic Forum initiative is designed to help shippers and other supply chain parties better understand how to judge whether blockchain is required and how to deploy it effectively.
11 Mar 2019
Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt multiple industries, but potential use cases in shipping are still a few years away, panelists tell the TPM 2019 Conference in Long Beach.
01 Feb 2019
While blockchain hasn't happened yet in shipping, it remains for many an inchoate concept.
Blockchain and container shipping.
29 Jan 2019
New research shows blockchain technology has a way to go before convincing the majority of enterprises of its near-term value.
Blockchain infographic Jan. 2019.
22 Jan 2019
Shippers have largely struggled to understand the benefits blockchain technology brings to their supply chain and at what cost.