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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.

Data

Bridging the Visibility Gap with TradeLens

TradeLens believes that with the right trusted technology and the implementation of industry-wide data standards, an alternative solution to today’s visibility challenges can provide transparency and restore confidence in reliable information. 

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Electronic Bills of Lading

Roberto Bucci SpA Selects TradeLens for first eBL Transaction in Europe

First eBL transaction in Europe supported on TradeLens network with Roberto Bucci SpA

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Announcement

TradeLens selected to participate in UK Government’s ‘Ecosystem of Trust’ pilot program

TradeLens joins a select group of pilot participants to guide the development and adoption of innovative solutions intended to improve the flow of goods in the industry as part of the 2025 UK Border Strategy. 

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Announcement

Skyangel joins TradeLens to create an intermodal data network across the US, México and Central America

Skyangel, a leader for IoT and GPS monitoring services in US, Mexico, and Central America, has taken a new step on their mission to connect the supply chain by joining the blockchain-based TradeLens platform.

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Announcement

TradeLens issues the first electronic Bill of Lading in the UAE, strengthening the digitalisation of supply chains

The electronic Bill of Lading (eBL) was issued to Safeline Freight and Fortuna DMCC and facilitated by the blockchain underpinned TradeLens platform.

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Announcement

#dltledgers and TradeLens collaborate to accelerate cross-border trade finance digitization in Asia

#dltledgers announced a plan to incorporate capabilities from TradeLens into the #dltledgers multi-party platform for the benefit of cross-border trade participants. With this collaboration #dlteldgers customers will be able to access critical events and documents for their container shipments through the TradeLens platform.

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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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