Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) are joining the TradeLens meaning the blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform can count five of the top six container lines as members.

The demise of the paper Bill of Lading (B/L) has been long talked about and may finally becoming a reality as G2 Ocean and Manuchar complete a successful trial pilot of CargoX's blockchain-based B/L solution.

The world’s second and third largest container lines MSC and CMA CGM are joining the blockchain digital shipping platform TradeLens developed by the biggest box line AP Moller – Maersk and IBM.

Chinese port operator Zhuhai Port Group is to jointly develop shipping logistics and marine insurance solutions in the Greater Bay Area via the cooperation with EY and Insurwave.

Container carrier Zim has announced the next phase of its blockchain initiative by extending the technology to all of its customers in selected trades, following the completion of dozens of shipments with multiple freight forwarders and beneficial cargo owner (BCO).

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL) has announced the start of a scaling phase of its first demonstration project aimed at enhancing traceability and trust in the bunker fuel supply chain from the supply source to the receiving vessel.

CargoX has launched a neutral blockchain platform for the shipping industry, offering a decentralised and cryptographically secured environment for transferring freight shipping documents on a public blockchain network.

The four-member Ocean Alliance and Yang Ming have teamed up to establish a global blockchain-based open platform to simplify and expedite cargo and data flows.

The shipping industry will have multiple block chains and they will need many translators to speak to each other, Noura Al Dhaheri, CEO of Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, told the Seatrade Maritime Middle East Conference in Dubai on Monday.

Much is talked about digitalisation and how shipping can benefit but what is happening in practice to transform the way in which the shipping and maritime industries operate.

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