digitizing the global supply chain

TradeLens is an open and neutral supply chain platform underpinned by blockchain technology. We are enabling true information sharing and collaboration across supply chains, thereby increasing industry innovation, reducing trade friction and ultimately promoting more global trade.

The TradeLens platform has been jointly developed by IBM and GTD Solution Inc. Together each partners works to ensure the product and business model is aligned to meeting the needs of the shippers and supply chain operators around the world.

tradelens objectives

Connecting the ecosystem

We are  relentlessly focused. We are bringing together all parties in the supply chain—including traders, freight forwarders, inland transportation, ports and terminals, ocean carriers, customs and other government authorities—onto a single, secure data-sharing and collaboration platform. on creating value for the entire Ecosystem. 

Fostering collaboration and trust

We are enabling the digitization and automation of cross-organizational business processes integral to global trade, including import and export clearance, and—thanks to blockchain—ensuring all documents and data are secure, auditable.

Driving true information sharing

We are providing for the seamless, secure sharing of real-time, actionable supply chain information across all parties—encompassing shipping milestones, cargo details, trade documents, customs filings, sensor readings and more.

Spurring innovation

We are laying the foundation for ongoing improvement and innovation through an open API environment, the use of standards and promotion of interoperability, and the launch of an Applications Marketplace that allows third parties to build and deploy applications on the TradeLens platform.

tradelens journey

January 2018

At THINK '18 in San Fransisco, IBM and Maersk announce the intention to form a business collaboration to build a digital platform in concert with the shipping industry.

August 2018

TradeLens is formally announced to the world. Simultaneously the TradeLens beta product and early adopter program launch.

December 2018

TradeLens launches commercial product offering, more than one million shipping events per day publish to the platform.

june 2019

The TradeLens ecosystem gains new members as four of the six largest ocean carriers in the world join Maersk in support of TradeLens.

december 2019

The TradeLens platform publishes more than two million events per day, the ecosystem  includes more than 175 unique organizations.

Ecosystem and Member Advocacy

Since its inception, TradeLens - and its ecosystem of members - have experienced tremendous growth and expansion. The value of the TradeLens platform will continue to grow by incorporating the needs of the industry it represents. To this end, in 2020 - pending legal and regulatory approval - we will launch the TradeLens Customer Advisory Board. The Board will be the voice of the TradeLens Ecosystem and comprised of a cross section of member organizations.

The Board will ensure TradeLens product development is aligned and prioritized in accordance with the values of its membership. Additionally, the board will play a key role in advocating for the growth and increased relevance of TradeLens across the industry.

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recent blog posts

We care about the intersection of trade and technology. On our blog, we publish inspirational, informative and insights-driven stories from within TradeLens and from across the global supply chain. And, of course, we keep everyone up-to-date with the latest updates on our platform.

Digitization

Building an intuitive user interface for the supply chain ecosystem

At its heart, TradeLens Core aims to improve visibility of vital shipment data then deploy that data with speed and security, facilitating greater collaboration between shippers and their logistics partners. But it’s ultimately features like TradeLens Shipment Manager which makes this data readily accessible and puts it at your fingertips. It is the user interface which allows you to visualize your shipments, consignments and transportation equipment.

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Digitization

MIT-Panama to integrate TradeLens with Tideworks TOS solution

SSA Marine’s Manzanillo International Terminal - Panama (MIT-Panama) is to integrate supply chain management platform TradeLens with Tideworks terminal operating system (TOS). MIT-Panama, located at the Atlantic entrance of the Panama Canal, is the first terminal in the Americas to integrate two technologies enhancing digital business experience in the maritime industry through TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled supply chain management platform created by Maersk and IBM which has been integrated into Tideworks Technology (Tideworks), a provider of TOS solutions.

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Trade

Connecting to the future of intermodal rail from Asia to Europe and back

Maersk’s AE19 eastbound rail service is less than three months old, but it has already done more than just connect the Atlantic and Pacific, moving freight along a continent-spanning journey across Russia’s Trans-Siberian Railway. It innovates the complementary service of Maersk’s core ocean carrier business and is a recent highlight of its joint TradeLens project with IBM.

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