A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM have announced a new joint venture that will see the companies collaborate in the development of a blockchain-based global trade digitisation platform, built on open standards and designed for use by the entire shipping ecosystem.
Maersk and a group of global partners, including financial services firm EY and software giant Microsoft, have announced the launch of a new blockchain platform for the marine insurance sector, planned to be implemented in 2018 having now completed a 20-week Proof of Concept phase.
Shipping giant Maersk has posted its Q2 financial results for 2017, showing a strong 8.4 per cent growth in revenues – however, the company has noted that the unexpected costs of the ‘NotPetya’ cyber-attack it suffered at the end of June will impact negatively on next quarter’s results and could run up to US$300 million.
Maersk has confirmed that all vessels are sailing, online booking processes are accessible, and all APM terminal locations are operational as it works towards resuming full operations following the June 27 cyber-attack that caused a widespread shutdown of its Group IT systems.
Shipping giant Maersk has fallen victim to a coordinated international cyber-attack affecting businesses across the world, causing the shutdown of IT systems across its business units as the company responded to the breach, which it says is now “contained.”
Maersk Line has announced that it will begin the commercial launch of its ‘Remote Container Management’ system (RCM) on 24 July, providing access to reefers’ current location, temperature and internal atmospheric conditions, at any time and from anywhere in the world.
IBM and Maersk have announced a new collaboration to use blockchain technology to improve operations in the global supply chain by increasing data transparency and information sharing.
Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) has upgraded its SEA-Mate Blending-on-Board Value Calculator to include a mobile optimised version, to allow users to evaluate the different potential lubricant costs with regard to their specific engine and running conditions in a variety of real life scenarios while on the move.
Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, has entered into a two-year agreement with BigOceanData for the provision of vessel tracking services. The initial system is now live and already in use in operation centres around the world on both desktop and mobile devices.
Danelec Marine reports that it has received orders to supply Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) for 27 new Maersk containerships, currently under construction at shipyards in China and Korea.
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