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Top terminal operators and carriers join for digital transformation of global shipping

blockchain shipping solution

Nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators signed a Declaration of Intent to form a consortium aimed at developing the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on distributed ledger technology. The signing ceremony took placeat the China International Import Expo inShanghai on 6 November 2018. The participants include shipping lines CMA […]

INTTRA: from e-commerce platform to cloud-based supply chain network

INTTRA

INTTRA, the world’s leading shipping trade platform, is being acquired by E2open, cloud-based supply chain solutions provider, INTTRA announced yesterday. The combination of the two is expected to create an integrated global supply chain and logistics operating network with access to worldwide ocean container capacity and information. INTTRA was founded back in 2001 as a […]

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 […]

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