* This post was updated on July 2nd to list additional members that have recently joined.
The addition of leading carriers in recent months is set to bolster what is already an extensive and diverse ecosystem of supply chain partners using TradeLens today. On this occasion, we thought it would be a great time to highlight a number of new and recent additions to TradeLens .
The TradeLens Ecosystem is comprised of members from a wide geographic and industry scope who are united in a vision to digitize global trade. We currently organize the network into broad categories including:
Customs and other government authorities are also engaged with the TradeLens Platform and are participating in various pilot programs. These include organizations from: Abu Dhabi, Australia, Azerbaijan*, Bahrain, Canada, The Netherlands, Russia*, Saudi Arabia, Shanghai, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan China and Peru.
Our ecosystem also includes shippers, financial institutions and others central to the wider supply chain. A complete list of the TradeLens Ecosystem will be published shortly.
Agility: Agility is a publicly traded global logistics company headquartered in Kuwait, providing freight forwarding, transportation, warehousing and supply chain management services to businesses, governments, international institutions and relief agencies worldwide. Agility has more than 22,000 employees and 500 offices in 100 countries.
CEVA: CEVA Logistics is a global logistics and supply chain company in both freight management and contract logistics. Its head office is in Baar, Switzerland and it was founded in 2007, as a merger of TNT Logistics and EGL Eagle Global Logistics. In early May of 2018 CEVA had over 56,000 employees working in 17 regional clusters operating from 160 countries.
Damco: Damco is at the forefront of offering competitive and reliable freight forwarding solutions. They are experts in the field of complex, rapidly changing markets such as Fashion, Retail, Chemical, FMCG and Technology. With a presence in over 40 countries and employing more than 2,000 people worldwide, Damco managed 664 thousand TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of ocean freight and 206 thousand tons of air freight in 2017.
Kerry Logistics: Kerry Logistics Network Limited is a listed company engaged in third party logistics, freight services, warehouse operations, and supply chain solutions. It was listed on Dec. 19, 2013, as a spin-off of Kerry Properties Limited. Kerry Logistics is headquartered in Hong Kong. As of 2016, they managed 46m sq.ft.of logistics facilities (24m sq.ft. self-owned) globally, with a fleet of 8,100+ self-owned vehicles and over 700 service locations.
Livingston: Livingston International is a North American provider of customs brokerage services. Livingston International provides customs brokerage, trade consulting and international freight forwarding services to importers and exporters throughout North America and around the globe. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with U.S. headquarters in Chicago, Livingston has over 3,200 employees located at more than 125 border points, seaports, airports and other locations across in North America, Europe and Asia. Livingston is currently Canada’s largest customs broker and third-largest in the United States.
* Nishitetsu (西鉄): The Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd., or NNR, is one of Japan’s “Big 16” private railroad companies. With headquarters in Fukuoka, it operates local and highway buses, supermarkets, real estate and travel agencies, as well as railways in Fukuoka Prefecture. NNR Operates in Logistics, supply chain solutions, Warehousing and distribution globally with presence over many countries.
Satellite Logistics Group: Satellite Logistics Group, Inc. develops supply chain management software for beverage industries globally. Satellite Logistics Group, Inc. was formerly known as S & S Services, Inc. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Houston, Texas. It has offices in the United States and internationally.
WWA: Founded in 2007, WorldWide Alliance and its network of the world’s leading NVOCCs are dedicated to providing customers with efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions for their LCL cargo. WWA has coverage across 6 continents and continues to expand its presence to cover their customers’ needs. Based in Chatham, New Jersey, USA, the team is made up of approximately 4200 employees from over 72 different countries. Currently they have 18 members working from 169 offices and offer over 2400 direct weekly LCL export services.
Ancotrans: Ancotrans was founded by Anders Nielsen in Copenhagen in 1882. Since the 1970s their primary activity has been the movement of all types of shipping containers. With offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Hamburg, Helsingborg, Gothenburg & Rotterdam, they transport all types of containers to and from all the most important ports and terminals in Denmark, Germany and Sweden as well as the rest of Europe. They manage around 650 trucks and 1700 chassis in daily rotation.
CN Rail: Canadian National is a Canadian Class I freight railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States. CN is Canada’s largest railway, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its rail network, and is Canada’s only transcontinental railway company, spanning Canada from the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia to the Pacific coast in British Columbia across about 20,400 route miles (32,831 km) of track.
* Grindrod Intermodal: The Grindrod Group of companies has been a household name in shipping and logistics in South Africa for the past one hundred years. Grindrod offers customers a seamless, end-to-end service, complex warehousing and distribution solutions including cross-dock and bonded warehousing, full service countrywide and cross-border transportation of containerized cargo by road and rail, comprehensive empty and full container depot services, and container sales and leasing.
* Guaran Feeder SA: Paraguay-based Guaran Feeder operates in the transportation of containerized loads within the Asunción – River Plate logistics corridor in South America.
IMC Companies: IMC Companies LLC., provides intermodal transportation services in the United States. Its services include local and regional services for international and domestic containers, chassis and container maintenance and repair, container depots, container and truckload, secured trailer/container storage, hazmat shipments, reefer, reefer fueling and protection, roadside repair, hosting, customs bonded carrier/facility, and rail terminal operations. IMC was founded in 1982 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee with additional locations in Nashville; Dallas; and Birmingham; and a warehousing facility in La Porte, Texas.
* Ocean Africa Container Lines: Ocean Africa operates a 4 vessel network in Southern Africa; calling Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Luderitz, Walvis Bay, Maputo and Beira. The network provides an efficient feeder service to international carriers, ships regional and domestic cargo, providing customers with a complete freight logistics service including terminal operations, warehousing, distribution and inland transportation.
R-LOGISTICS: R-LOGISTIC is a subsidiary of R-LOGITECH, part of MONACO RESOURCES GROUP providing Logistics and Technology solutions. R-LOGITECH, founded 30+ years ago, operates globally from a network of more than twenty international locations, in Africa, Asia & Europe. Their core business includes road, maritime and air transportation activities. With an integrated logistics offer including Ship agency, terminal handling, customs house brokerage and airport handling & services, R-LOGISTIC develops a wide range of services across the supply chain.
Southway Group: Southway Group offers a variety of freight services including both Empty Depot and Full Depot services, warehousing and transportation in South Africa.
Sunburst Truck Lines: Sunburst Truck Lines, Inc. is a major provider in Houston’s regional intermodal container industry, hauling containers for some of the largest carriers in the world. From driver to dispatch to delivery, Sunburst Truck Lines has built its business by providing superior service throughout the shipping process.
Unifeeder: Unifeeder A/S operates as a logistics company which provides transport solutions in Northern Europe. It offers feeder services for containerized cargo, including refrigerated containers, tank containers, out-of-gauge units, and dangerous goods; and shortsea services combining seaborne transportation with road and rail for multimodal and flexible door-to-door solutions; and vessels to vessel tracking services. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Aarhus, Denmark with additional offices in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Adani ports: Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (Adani Ports & SEZ) is India’s largest private multi-port operator. It is a part of the Adani Group, an integrated infrastructure corporation. The company which was earlier known as Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Limited, changed name to its present name on January 6, 2012. The company commenced operations at Mundra Port and currently operates 10 ports in India comprising 45 berths and 14 terminals across 6 states.
APMT: APM Terminals operates one of the world’s most comprehensive port services and container terminal networks. Their team of 22,000 industry professionals in 58 countries is focused on delivering the operational excellence and solutions businesses require to reach their potential. They operate a network of 74 ports serving 60 shipping lines and 39.7 million TEUs.
Boluda Terminals: Boluda Terminals are active in port logistics and the management of various maritime terminals along the entire Spanish coast and in West Africa, where they provide service to the world’s leading ship operators and all classes of vessels. Specialists in transporting perishable products, Boluda’s terminals have refrigerant connections, controlled at all times by highly-qualified personnel.
Holt Logistics: Holt Logistics provides services for four marine terminals along the Delaware River split between the Ports of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. These marine terminals offer on-dock warehousing and direct rail access providing importers and exporters with rapid cargo turn-around times from vessel to market. Each of these highly productive terminal operations are fully supported by advanced IT systems that provide real-time insights into your supply chain logistics.
ICTSI: International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is a global port management company headquartered and established in Manila, Philippines. Incorporated on December 24, 1987, ICTSI has been cited by the Asian Development Bank as one of the top five major maritime terminal operators in the world.
JM BAXI: Established in 1916, J.M.Baxi & Co. is India’s premier shipping services company, standing firmly on the pillars of innovation, commitment and performance. It delivers award winning performance in all its business activities and is backed by over 750 experienced and committed professionals with a nation wide network of company-owned offices spanning 31 locations. The Company has a strong presence in most of its business lines and leadership in several of the shipping support services.
Marport: Marport – Port of Istanbul is situated to cater to the future needs of the growing Istanbul region of Turkey. Located in the vicinity of the Bosphorus strait; suitable as a hub serving the Black Sea area, with easy access to the local motorway network. Marport is a deepwater terminal can handle up to 14,000 TEU vessels.
MCP Terminals: Maritime Cargo Processing plc is the UK’s leading port Community Systems Provider (CSP). They work in close partnership with port and terminal operators, shipping lines, shipping and forwarding agents and hauliers, as well as Customs and other Government agencies, to improve operational efficiency and reduce the costs involved in the trading and transportation of cargo through ports.
MLC Terminals: For containerized shipments, Mitsubishi Logistics provides full range of container terminal operations at all major container ports in Japan, namely Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Hakata, including vessel loading / unloading, marshalling / storage in the yard, delivery / receipt at the terminal gates.
Modern Terminals: Modern Terminals has been a pioneer in the growth of the container terminal industry in Hong Kong and Mainland China ever since they opened Hong Kong’s first purpose-built container-handling facility in 1972. Today, they own and operate container terminals at Kwai Tsing Container Port, Hong Kong. They also operate and hold a majority of shares in DaChan Bay Terminals in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and also hold equity stakes in both Shekou Container Terminals and Chiwan Container Terminal.
* Montecon: Montecon S.A., a terminal operator located in Montevideo, Uruguay, has a strategic geographical location that has turned it into the natural port of entry and exit for a wide hinterland of over 200 million in population. Its territory of influence – stretching over southern Brazil, the Parana-Paraguay waterway, all of Uruguay, and the south of Argentina – is currently a cornerstone and the development engine for the Port of Montevideo. The Free Port status has been fundamental in turning Montevideo into the region’s logistic platform.
MPB Taiwan: The Maritime and Port Bureau (MPB) is the bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China responsible for building a quality environment for the maritime industry, reinforce maritime capabilities for higher competitiveness, implement national maritime policies, maintain order and safety at sea and cultivate maritime human resources in Taiwan China.
Napier Port: Every year, Napier Port in New Zealand coordinates the arrival and departure of more than 680 ships and over 5.1 million tonnes of cargo. Primarily an export port, Napier Port ships logs, forestry products, apples and other primary produce to the world.
Patrick Terminals: Patrick Terminals is Australia’s leading Container Terminal operator handling over three million TEU per annum. Patrick operates some of Australia’s most technologically advanced Container Terminals at four strategically located ports around the Australian coast. Their terminal network includes Brisbane AutoStrad™ Terminal, Sydney AutoStrad™ Terminal, East Swanson Dock Terminal (Melbourne) and Fremantle Container Terminal.
Port of Algeciras: The Port of Algeciras is the port and harbor of Algeciras, a city located in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It is the second busiest port of Spain with over 100 million tons in 2017. The port totals over 10 km of quays, which manage all types of passenger and freight traffic. It is 7th busiest container port in the continent of Europe with a trade volume of 4.7 million TEUs in 2018. Also, it was the 3rd largest transshipment port in Europe and 9th in the world in 2016.
Port of Bilbao: The Port of Bilbao is located on the Bilbao Abra bay, and along the Estuary of Bilbao, in Biscay (Basque Country). The main facilities are in the Santurtzi and Zierbena municipalities, approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) west of Bilbao. Also called Exterior Portand Superpuerto, the port complex occupies 3.13 km² (773 acres) of land and 16.94km² (4,186 acres) of water along 17 km (10.6 mi) of waterfront. The container volume was over 600 thousand TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in year 2017. The Port is the 4th busiest port in Spain after Algeciras, Barcelona and Valencia.
Port Connect: PortConnect is New Zealand’s first comprehensive online cargo management system, providing viewing of and direct interaction with containers at the ports in Auckland and Tauranga, including their Auckland satellite ports at Wiri and Metroport. PortConnect provides a single ‘port of call’ for shipping companies, transporters, importers, exporters and regulatory authorities for all of their dealings with participating ports. It offers a comprehensive range of container management tools and instant access to a central repository of containerised cargo information.
Port of Halifax: The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating over $1.7 billion in annual economic benefit from a diverse cargo and cruise business. Offering a natural, deep harbor and world-class infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.
Port of Houston: For more than 100 years, Port Houston has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the greater Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation. The Port of Houston supports the creation of nearly 1.35 million jobs in Texas and 3.2 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling $339 billion in Texas – 20.6 percent of the state’s total gross domestic product – and more than $801.9 billion in economic impact across the nation.
Port of Montreal: Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the Port of Montreal is the second largest port in Canada and a diversified transshipment centre that handles all types of goods: containerized and non-containerized cargo, liquid bulk and dry bulk. The only container port in Quebec, it is a destination port served by the largest shipping lines in the world. It is also an intermodal hub with a service offering that is unique in North America, featuring its own rail network directly dockside connected to Canada’s two national rail networks. The MPA also operates a Cruise Terminal and a Port Centre.
Port of Valencia: The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), which trades under the name of VALENCIAPORT, is the public body responsible for running and managing three state-owned ports along an 80km stretch of the Mediterranean coast in Eastern Spain: Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía. The Port is the fifth busiest seaport in Europe, being also the largest in Spain and in the Mediterranean Sea basin, with an annual traffic capacity of around 57 million tonnes of cargo and 4,210,000 TEU.
PSA: PSA is a leading global port group and a trusted partner to cargo stakeholders around the world. With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s portfolio comprises a network of over 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 18 countries. Drawing on the deep expertise and experience from a diverse global team, PSA actively collaborates with its customers and partners to deliver world-class port services alongside, develop innovative cargo solutions and co-create an Internet of Logistics.
* SAAM: Florida International Terminal, Iquique, San Vicente : SAAM is a Chilean multinational company that operates several ports in Chile and Uruguay and also operates in ports in the United States, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Honduras. It began operating as American Agency Air and Marine SAC the 15 of November of 1961 in Valparaiso in those years serving as a ship agency, stevedoring, tugboats and port equipment operator. In 1976, it became the first company to provide bulk import services. In addition, in 1980, it created a subsidiary in association with a major aircraft firm operating at the international airport of Santiago.
* SahaThai: Sahathai Terminal is one of the leading private terminal in Thailand that provides the services: 1) Commercial Vessel Terminal for International Feeder and Coastal Barge including the CFS and Container Depot Services. 2) Container inland transport services in Bangkok and perimeter region including Laemchabang. 3) Container and Cargo storage, which PORT provides warehouses for both general cargo and Free Zone Warehouse. The clients compose of various business industries including the world leading luxury carmaker and the world leading e-commerce. 4) Other related services for instant the freight forwarding business. SahaThai Terminals provide extensive services for intra-Asia transport, with direct services to a variety of locations for transshipment, including Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Japan, and barge services between Sahathai Terminal and Laem Chabang Deepsea Port.
TPS Valpariso: Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso S.A. (TPS), founded in the year 2000, is a company controlled by the Chilean group Ultramar S.A. (60.01%) to develop and maintain the main berthing facility of the Port of Valparaíso in Chile. Based in Valparaíso, TPS owns the concession of the terminal of multipurpose and container ships for 1,300,000 TEUs annually, until the year 2029.
Transiidikeskuse AS: Transiidikeskuse AS is a stevedoring company operating container & general cargo terminals in the port of Muuga, Estonia. The Port of Muuga is the main port in Estonia and an important maritime location in the Baltic region. The company, newly acquired by HHLA, is the clear market leader in container handling in the Baltic country and also operates a multipurpose terminal for break bulk, bulk and RoRo handling. The location is developing into a multimodal hub as a result of regional infrastructural projects (such as the Rail Baltica project).
* Virginia International Terminals (VIT): The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and through its private operating subsidiary, Virginia International Terminals, LLC (VIT), operates four general cargo facilities Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Newport News Marine Terminal and the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County. The VPA leases Virginia International Gateway and Richmond Marine Terminal. A recent economic impact study from The College of William and Mary shows that The Port of Virginia helps to create more than 530,000 jobs and generated $88.4 billion in total economic impact throughout the Commonwealth on an annual basis.
YILPORT: The YILDIRIM Group of Companies first entered port business in 2004, and established YILPORT Holding Inc. in 2011 to combine all port and container terminal operations under one roof. YILPORT was acclaimed as the 12th biggest international terminal operator in the world on Drewry’s 2017 ranking. They operate ports throughout Turkey, Iberia, Scandinavia and South America.
Aliança: Aliança Navegação e Logística is a subsidiary of the Hamburg Süd Group. Today Aliança has a strong presence in the foreign market, with 25 container ships on international routes, spread over 9 services. The fleet focuses on routes within East Coast of South America to Europe, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the United States.
ANL: Headquartered in Melbourne Australia and with regional offices and agents around the globe, ANL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group. ANL’s volumes have rapidly grown from 70,000 TEU in 1998 to over 1.2 million TEU in 2017. ANL has an extensive range of services between Asia, Mediterranean, Indian Subcontinent, Europe and North America. In addition we continue to be a specialist in Oceania, offering various services between Australia and all parts of Asia, PNG, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
APL: APL, one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, offers more than 120 weekly services and call ports in over 70 countries worldwide. They provide container transportation through an international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce. APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978.
CMA CGM: CMA CGM is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 494 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on 5 continents. In 2017, they carried nearly 19 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). CMA CGM enjoys continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, inland and logistics solutions. With a presence in 160 countries and through its 755 agencies network, the Group employs more than 30,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles. Founded by Jacques Saadé, the Group is celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018.
CNC: Cheng Lie Navigation Company (CNC) was founded in 1971. In 2007, CNC was purchased by CMA CGM and became a fully integrated subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group and in January 2019, CNC became a brand of APL Co. Pte Ltd. CNC’s expertise in Asia, combined with a modern fleet of reefer containers is one of the newest, equipped with cutting edge technology, to deliver perishables, frozen goods and pharmaceuticals in their optimal conditions.
* Hapag Lloyd: With a fleet of 235 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The company has around 12,800 employees and 398 offices in 128 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.6 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 121 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.
Hamburg Süd: Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft A/S & Co KG – Hamburg Süd for short – ranks among the ten largest container shipping brands worldwide and is part of Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company. Founded in 1871, Hamburg Süd is one of the Top 5 reefer brands, is among the market leaders in the North–South trades, and serves all significant East–West trade lanes.
KTMC: Since its establishment in 1954, KMTC has been a leading Korean marine transportation company. With more than a half century of full liner service logistics knowledge, KMTC is continuously providing top quality services and is steadily building its vessel fleets to enlarge its service boundaries to fully satisfy customer’s needs.
Maersk: A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 84,000 people. Their mission is to enable and facilitate supply chains and provide opportunities for their customers to trade globally.
MSC: MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. is a global leader in transportation and logistics, privately owned and founded in 1970 by Gianluigi Aponte. As one of the world’s leading container shipping lines, MSC operates 480 offices across 155 countries worldwide with over 70,000 employees. With access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources which stretches across the globe, the company prides itself on delivering global service with local knowledge. MSC’s shipping line sails on more than 200 trade routes, calling at over 500 ports.
NAMSUNG: Namsung Shipping Co. Ltd. was founded at 1953 as Korea’s first private international shipping company mainly operating ocean container transportation services specialized on Intra-ASIA region. The company operates a fleet of 24 owned vessels and a subsidiary ocean carrier company focusing on Korea-Japan and Korea-China services. For over 60 years, the company has been contributing to Asia’s growth and development by creating value and providing high quality logistics services through the innovation of an Asian logistics network. Namsung has also focused its value proposition to apply newly introduced technologies like IoT, blockchain, Digital platforms, among others, to its customers.
* Ocean Network Express (ONE): Ocean Network Express (ONE) was incepted on July 7, 2017 following the liner service integrations of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK). The new entity functions from its global headquarters in Singapore, supported by regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States and Brazil. ONE is the world’s sixth largest container carrier with a fleet size of approximately 1.55 million TEU. Operating more than 210 vessels, it offers an expeditious and a reliable international network of over 120 services to 120 countries and beyond. ONE is a member of THE Alliance (THEA), a global ocean carrier consortium.
PIL: Pacific International Lines (PIL) is a shipping company incorporated in Singapore in 1967. PIL has a fleet of around 150 vessels (Container, Dry Bulk, Multi-purpose vessels) with a capacity of more than 400,000 teus. PIL has also taken delivery of 12x 11,800 teu vessels. The company employs over 18,000 staff globally, regularly serving about 500 ports in nearly 100 countries worldwide and ranks within the top 10 largest container shipping lines.
Safmarine: Safmarine is an international shipping business offering container and break-bulk shipping services worldwide. Formed in 1946 by South African industrialists and American ship owners, Safmarine is now widely known as a north/south trade and African specialist and is part of the Maersk Group.
SPIL: Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines, a top 30 global carrier, began in 1970 with the establishment of PT. SAMUDERA PACIFIC, an inter-island freight forwarding company. In 1980, the first vessel was acquired to mark the beginning of a national shipping line, which was then named PT. SAMUDERA PACIFIC INDAH RAYA (SPIR). In 1984, the company having fully acquired the shares of PT SALAM SEJAHTERA, relocated its headquarter from Samarinda to Surabaya, thus the emergence of PT SALAM PACIFIC INDONESIA LINES (SPIL).
Seaboard Marine: Seaboard Marine, Ltd. founded in 1983 provides ocean transportation services in the United States, the Caribbean Basin, and Central and South America. With a fleet of nearly thirty vessels serving over thirty-five ports, Seaboard Marine has steadily developed into a trade leader in the Western Hemisphere.
Sealand: Sealand is a regional organisation covering North, Central and South America, far east Asia, Europe, North Africa and the Black Sea area, powered by Maersk – the world’s leading shipping company. Sealand became part of the A.P. Moller Maersk Group in 1999. Then in 2018, they joined forces with MCC Transport and Seago Line, two passionate regional brands that pride themselves on being close to their customers.
ZIM: Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., is the biggest cargo shipping company in Israel, and one of the top-20 global carriers. Since 1945, ZIM provides creative operational and logistical solutions to customers. Over the years ZIM has grown to become a leading force in the shipping industry, by pioneering innovative technologies and expanding its vast geographical network while maintaining its tradition of excellence.
The global acceptance of eBL is in motion, how can MLETR and other legislative initiatives help?
We sat down with senior global trade experts, Diana Jones, Director of Solution Architecture, and Juanjo Ruiz, Strategy and Business Development at TradeLens to discuss the proliferation of electronic bills of lading (eBL) and the disruption of blockchain as an emerging technology with a substantial opportunity to support banks with unlocking a $3.4 trillion trade gap in the trade finance market. The following is a Q&A on these topics.
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