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Digitization Will Bring a New Era for Container Shipping

(Gavin van Marle – The Loadstar)

The shipping industry is heading into a new era of transparency through digitisation, which will lead to a proactive reporting of exception incidents, industry experts told last week’s TOC Europe Container Supply Chain event in Amsterdam.

But lines will need to adopt a cooperative approach if they and their customers are to gain from the potential benefits.

James Wroe, head of marine operation in North Europe for Maersk Line, explained that the company’s recent launch of a blockchain development project with IBM would be unlikely to benefit the wider industry if other carriers were prevented from also using the ledger-style system. Click here to read more.