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.

Canadian Pacific joins TradeLens blockchain shipping platform

Calgary – Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced it has joined TradeLens, a blockchain-based platform that enables the secure and transparent transfer of container-shipping documents. This open-API platform will help CP intermodal shippers create, amend and share documents with other supply chain participants, including consignees, beneficial cargo owners, customs agencies, dray operators and steamship lines.

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Royal Malaysian Customs Department adopts IBM and Maersk’s TradeLens blockchain

Royal Malaysian Customs Department to use IBM and A.P. Moller – Maersk’s TradeLens platform to improve the speed, transparency and security of local and international shipping.

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CMP increases its focus on digitisation via collaboration with a leading blockchain platform

As another important step towards a smarter and more digital port, CMP has initiated a joint collaboration with TradeLens which will eventually make it possible to modernise manual workflows and procedures and ensure more seamless collaborations between actors within the logistics chain.

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Portbase and TradeLens will enhance trade lanes in Northwest Europe through digitization

As part of its digital initiative to enhance customer experience, Portbase has completed the first phase of connecting with the TradeLens platform, a platform for trade digitization underpinned by blockchain technology. The strategic location of the Dutch ports as gateway to Northwest Europe, as well as the size of the Portbase community and the coverage of its Port Community System combined with the global network on TradeLens will create unique opportunities for its users to reduce administrative costs, increase efficiency, and contribute to the global trend of openness and transparency in logistics.

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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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YILPORT Holding joins TradeLens to increase collaboration and digitization in the supply chain

YILPORT Holding, largest Turkish owned international terminal operator which operates 22 terminals and 6 inland terminals in 11 countries, joins TradeLens.

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Commercial Port of Vladivostok joins the TradeLens blockchain platform

Commercial Port of Vladivostok is one of the first in Russia to join the TradeLens blockchain platform. The platform is being developed by GTD Solution Inc., a subsidiary of the largest container carrier Maersk, and the American IT giant IBM. TradeLens optimizes transportation and tracking of goods through the exchange of data and digitized documents between cargo owners, shipping companies, customs authorities, port and terminal operators.

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Shipwaves joins Maersk-IBM developed TradeLens platform in a bid to accelerate the digitization of ocean logistics

Shipwaves, an industry-leading digital freight forwarder has joined Maersk-IBM developed TradeLens platform. The association between the front-running blockchain-powered supply chain solution and digital forwarder is aimed at accelerating the digitization of the ocean logistics space, especially in India and the Middle-East. Through this linkage, Shipwaves will be able to provide timely end-to-end supply chain visibility, secured sharing of digital shipping documents, and data directly from partners. This will enable the forwarder to improve efficiency and decrease operational costs by a significant margin.

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South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) becomes first Sri Lankan terminal to join TradeLens to digitalise supply chains

SAGT, the first Public Private Partnership (PPP) container terminal in Sri Lanka, also became the first terminal in the country to adopt the Blockchain Technology by collaborating with TradeLens, a digital platform jointly developed by A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM. This move will help in accelerating the digitisation agenda of shipping industry in Sri Lanka by transforming manual, paper-based and time-consuming administrative processes into digital ones.

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Digitization makes Just in Time work for automotive logistics

The automotive supply chain has changed rapidly over the past few years and its digital transformation has only accelerated as economic pressures from outside the industry spur modernization. Platforms and joint ventures are changing production models. We talked with two of our experts about new and persistent challenges faced in the automotive vertical. We also discussed the evolution of parts procurement and streamlined inventories — the new normal of Just in Time (JIT) and digital logistics platforms which are helping meet these challenges head on.

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TradeLens facilitates digitization in India

Getting customs and other government agencies to plug into TradeLens is the biggest win and endorsement of the platform. The next step for TradeLens is bringing its eBL to the Indian market. Starting in July, the first trials of this product will begin — the first of its kind as a carrier-back, blockchain-enabled digital title document. TradeLens is working with leading Indian exporters, importers, and their banks to drive for truly paperless trade.

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It’s time to trust your data — and more importantly, to truly use your data

True digitization requires dependable and trusted data which enables a virtuous cycle where organizations use and share data to their mutual benefit. That cycle is broken when you can’t trust the data, and that lack of trust has widespread impacts in the supply chain. TradeLens recently trained our attention on four approaches to improving data that will form a much-needed foundation for industry-wide change.

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