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Coronavirus crisis gives boost to Tradelens

Maersk's blockchain venture Tradelens has gained momentum during the coronavirus pandemic, as it has made customers realize that there were many gaps in their supply chains, Tradelens CEO tells Børsen.

Tradelens open to letting carriers join in alternative ways

Tradelens CEO Mike White sees it as unlikely that there will be only one platform for the industry overall after the Maersk venture has now gathered a majority of the container market. He opens the door to alternative methods to get the remaining players on board.

Maersk hopes to get rivals on board blockchain platform this year

Three months after its launch, 11 shipping lines have joined Maersk's Tradelens platform, but the major competitors are staying away, and the liner company acknowledges that the platform is only interesting if everyone's on board. CEO Søren Skou expects this will happen in 2019.

Alle tror på blockchain – men ingen stoler på hinanden

Ni ud af ti shippingchefer tror, at blockchain vil vende op og ned på industrien, men manglende tillid får industrien til at spænde ben for sig selv, mener Boston Consulting Group. Det er Maersks Tradelens og andre platforme et billede på.

New bunker startup takes its next step

A startup company is launching a test phase of a new platform based on blockchain technology which can track bunker from the oil platform to the vessel tank.

Blockshipping looking for new investors after ICO flop

Blockshipping, a digital platform to register 27 million containers, and the brainchild of several former Maersk executives, was unable to raise the necessarry funding through an ICO. CEO Peter Ludvigsen talks to ShippingWatch about the next steps for the venture.

Maersk and IBM unveil digital collaboration

Maersk and IBM are now able to present a name and a more precise description of what the two companies' digital collaboration on blockchain technology entails. Besides Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd, one other carrier has signed up.

22 EU member states sign blockchain partnership

A total of 22 European countries have signed a partnership for a joint infrastructure based on blockchain. The Danish business minister says that Denmark will be the first country to start using the technology in shipping.

Cargill's dry bulk business part of groundbreaking technology

A dry bulk cargo shipped by Cargill last week broke new ground in the sector, as the financial transaction was performed through blockchain technology. This marks the first kind of this transaction, according to bank HSBC, reports the Financial Times.

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