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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 13:46

Crew certificate blockchain in development

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a joint initiative between BLOC and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, has announced the establishment of a consortium to pilot a blockchain-based seafarer certification system, which includes The Mission to Seafarers, Maersk, Heidmar, PTC Holdings Corp, Hanseaticsoft, Navozyme and C-LOG.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:58

Testing begins on bunker fuel blockchain

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a partnership between Lloyd’s Register Foundation and BLOC to explore the use of blockchain for the maritime industry, has announced its first demonstrator project, a fuel provenance register that aims to provide trusted information about fuel origin, journey and characteristics.

Thursday, 15 November 2018 13:03

CargoX launches blockchain platform

CargoX has completed the launch of its blockchain platform for the transport industry, which it claims is the “first open, neutral, and accessible blockchain platform” for shipping.

Thursday, 08 November 2018 15:09

Consortium to build global shipping blockchain

A group of nine ocean carriers and terminal operators have agreed to form a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain distributed ledger technology.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 14:55

Port of Rotterdam joins blockchain pilot

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, ABN AMRO and Samsung SDS, the logistics and IT arm of Samsung, have joined forces to launch a pilot project that will look to integrate physical, administrative and financial transactions within international distribution chains through the use of blockchain technology.

GoodFuels Marine reports that it has successfully completed what it claims is the world’s first bunker delivery and transaction using blockchain technology, in collaboration with Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC).

LR has announced a new co-operation project with Korean shipbuilder HHI to explore the value of blockchain when applied to shipbuilding.

Chinese firm Yuanben reports that it has signed a ‘Blockchain Technical Service Cooperation Agreement’ with the Maritime Silk Road Platform, created by Zhuozhi Logistics Group, that will see the companies work together to provide blockchain services for global maritime freight.

Thursday, 09 August 2018 15:32

Maersk and IBM launch blockchain platform

A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM have announced the launch of their new blockchain venture TradeLens, following on from the companies’ January announcement of their intention to work together to leverage blockchain technologies to improve the efficiency of the global supply chain.

Monday, 30 July 2018 14:30

Blockchain consortium for marine fuels

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a subsidiary of Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), has established a consortium including Lloyd’s Register, Precious Shipping, Bostomar, BIMCO, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and GoodFuels, which aims to address traceability and transparency in the marine fuel supply chain using blockchain technologies.

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