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The latest from TradeLens

We care about the intersection of trade and technology. Here, 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 ecosystem, platform and marketplace.

Announcement

Contour collaborates with TradeLens to transform trade finance workflows

Contour, the global digital trade finance network has announced its collaboration with TradeLens, a blockchain-based supply chain platform that enables the secure and transparent transfer of electronic Bills of Lading (eBL). The Contour-TradeLens collaboration is significant for the ecosystem as it merges direct access to major ocean carriers with an established trade finance network.

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Announcement

Bolero and TradeLens partner to fast-track electronic bills of lading

Bolero International, a provider of cloud-based trade finance digitization solutions, announced a collaboration with TradeLens, the blockchain-based global trade platform for containerized goods, with the goal of delivering a seamless digital experience for customers using electronic bills of lading in trade finance transactions.

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Announcement

CEO transition in GTD Solution

GTD Solution, the Maersk business unit responsible for TradeLens - an open and neutral platform underpinned by blockchain technology that facilitates and simplifies global trade - announces a shift in the CEO position. Current CEO, Mike White, is retiring at the end of April after a career spanning more than three decades in shipping and logistics. He is replaced by Kim Spalding who has a background in the tech and startup industry. She will take office on the 4th of April.

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Announcement

Customs of Costa Rica first in Latin America to sign up TradeLens to examine blockchain underpinned document flows for clearance processes

Gerardo Bolaños, General Director of Customs stated, “Customs of Costa Rica is excited to explore the benefits that blockchain can offer local importers and exporters. Collaborating with an ecosystem that already exists within the TradeLens platform allows us to review this new technology quickly and easily".

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Announcement

Abu Dhabi customs joins TradeLens to work with exporters, importers to explore blockchain underpinned document flows

Abu Dhabi Customs hosted a workshop recently with key Importers and Exporters discussing how TradeLens and digitized transportation documentation has the ability to streamline processes in customs declaration processes. A short video from the event has been posted here.

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Press Release

Syngenta and HSBC complete paperless trade finance transaction on the TradeLens platform

TradeLens successfully completed an innovative letter of credit transaction with HSBC and Syngenta, using a digital bill of lading underpinned by blockchain technology. This milestone demonstrates an important step in modernizing trade finance and supply chain efficiency across the global trade ecosystem.

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Announcement

Easyshipping joins forces with TradeLens to innovate ocean freight financing for Chinese exporters and booking parties

EasyShipping, a well-known international logistics service platform in China is joining forces with TradeLens – the global blockchain digital platform, to provide innovative ocean freight financing solutions for Chinese foreign trade and logistics companies.

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Announcement

Pakistan customs joins TradeLens as the first authority in the region to intensify efforts in digitizing supply chains

On behalf of Pakistan Customs, the Pakistan Single Window Company signed an agreement with TradeLens to digitize import-export documentation of the containerized cargo moving in and out of the country.

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Announcement

Sri Lanka's first ever electronic bill of lading completed by Eswaran brothers, leading the way in adopting digitalization in supply chains

Eswaran Brothers Exports, one of Sri Lanka’s premier tea suppliers for over five decades, became the first exporter out of the country to adopt eBL from TradeLens, a digital supply chain platform underpinned with blockchain technology that allows electronic issuance, transfer, and surrender of original bills of lading.

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Announcement

ThPA S.A. is the first Greek port to adopt blockchain technology

ThPA S.A. - Port of Thessaloniki is the first Greek Port to adopt blockchain technology through integrating with TradeLens, a digital logistics platform supported by five of the six largest ocean carriers globally. ThPA S.A. is focused on the transformation of the Port of Thessaloniki into a “smart port” through smart technologies for the digitization of systems, to provide innovative and high-end services with simplified procedures, creating surplus value for the wider port community.

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Announcement

Drip Capital connects with TradeLens to provide blockchain-enabled financing solutions for importers and exporters

International trade is the backbone of the global economy. However, it continues to work with inefficient paper-intensive processes. Drip Capital, Inc., a leading cross-border digital trade finance platform, today announced a collaboration with TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled digital platform, to provide easy access to credit for small and medium businesses (SMBs) across the world. 

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Audio and Video

Trade Finance Global's fireside chat with Contour and TradeLens

Daniel Wilson recently spoke with Contour as part of Trade Finance Global’s fireside chat series. He outlined how the TradeLens platform brings shippers’ ecosystems together. The discussion covered interoperability and how TradeLens is working with other platforms to achieve end-to-end digital solutions for customers.

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