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Abu Dhabi Ports to trial its blockchain solution for international trade

Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports and its subsidiary Maqta Gateway LLC have started implementing the first international blockchain project in partnership with the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. This has been announced at GITEX Technology Week that is going on now in Dubai, informs Thomson Reuters’ Middle East edition Zawya. Maqta Gateway became the first local entity in […]

Valenciaport to use blockchain to ensure visibility within supply chain

Valencia port

Last week, the Port Authority of Valencia (Valenciaport) presented its Smart Port strategy at the “Smart Ports & Supply Chain Technologies” conference in Rotterdam. The event was organized by Port Technology (PTI) on 2-3 October and addressed such key topics as digitization of ports; intelligent supply chain; data exchange and integration; collaboration and standardization. According […]

IT security: hot on ports’ agenda

cyber security

Cyber security is becoming one of the primary issues for ports. In June 2017, A.P. Moller-Maersk fell victim of a global cyber-attack named Petya, which affected all Maersk business units, including container shipping, port and tug boat operations, as well as oil and gas production, drilling services, and oil tankers. The incident costed the company […]

Smart port of Antwerp: using automatic sounding boat for safe shipping

automatic sounding boat

The Antwerp Port Authority is currently testing a fully autonomous sounding boat to carry out measurements of the water depth within the port. The vessel, named the Echodrone, was developed by Port of Antwerp in partnership with the Brugge-based maritime technology company dotOcean. This is one of the many initiatives underaken by the Antwerp Port […]

ABP joins forces with Rolls Royce and Svitzer to develop new port technologies

Associated British Ports

Associated British Ports, the UK’s leading port operator, has announced that it partners with Rolls Royce and Svitzer, a leading provider of harbour and terminal towage, to develop the next generation of port technologies. A tri-party Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), was initiated by Mike McCartain, ABP’s Director of Marine & Compliance, and signed during a […]

Blockchain-based shipment successfully completed

blockchain-based shipment

A shipment of 17 tonnes of almonds has successfully arrived to Hamburg from Sunraysia in Victoria, Australia, as a result of a blockchain-enabled logistics experiment promoted by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). In the experiment, the world’s second largest almonds producer Olam Orchards Australia Pty Ltd and CBA joined forces with Pacific National for rail haulage, […]

DP World Antwerp joins NxtPort project

DP World Antwerp signed an agreement with NxtPort, as first terminal operator committing to make all its data available on the platform. This means information related to containers that are handled at the terminal such as gate in, gate out, loading and unloading can be retrieved through API’s. We already wrote earlier, that the Port of […]

Brisbane launches a logistics blockchain solution

Port Brisbane

The Port of Brisbane joins the global major ports in the current trend of implementing blockchain-based solutions to connect supply chain participants, with the view to increase international trade efficiency. The new tool, called “Trade Community System” was developed in collaboration by PwC Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Port […]

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