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Tech takeover at TPM


Did you make it to TPM this year? Platforms and interoperability were the buzzwords — music to our ears. Here’s a quick look back at what we saw and heard.


Why interoperability matters

Nis Jespersen  

What happens when different players in a supply chain can’t agree on fundamental definitions? Or when shippers, carriers and customs authorities need to rely on paper documents because their computers can’t talk to each other?

Platform Thinking

Strengths of the platform business model


A platform approach does what different shipping software and portals have been trying to do for years: facilitate exchanges of information and foster connections among participants from end to end of the supply chain.

Event Review

Think conference recap


We were at IBM THINK 2019 conference in San Francisco in February, encountering over 25,000 attendees from 3,900 organizations and 121 countries.

If you were there, we hope you enjoyed it! But if you didn’t get a chance to connect with us, here’s a quick recap.


7 digital-first regional leaders


We like to keep an eye on how digitalization is changing the world. Here, we’ve gathered seven amazing examples that suggest how the challenges faced by customs authorities—like inconsistent standards, restrictive legislation and gaps in technology—could soon melt away.


Setting trade free with permissions

Ana Biazetti  

It’s been exciting working on TradeLens for over a year now and realizing the astounding potential of using blockchain technology to transform global trade and transportation.


Looking to a future of paperless customs


During a 30-day transit from Shanghai to Rotterdam, a shipping container can typically spend 18 days idle. That’s not good enough, so Nicolas Buhmann and Norbert Kouwenhoven from TradeLens are working with customs authorities to find a digital solution.


TradeLens Events: 2019


See a list of events the TradeLens team will be attending in 2019. Please check back regularly for updates as we are committing to new events on a monthly basis.

Growth Report

TradeLens: A journey from beta to production in one year

Mike White and Marvin Erdly  

TradeLens goals are simple yet ambitious: To reduce the cost of global shipping, improve visibility across supply chains and eliminate inefficient paper-based processes. In short, to bring global supply chains into a more connected and digitized state – for everyone.

Open Standards

Taking collaboration to the next level

Nis Jespersen  

Nis to meet you. Just so you know, that intro line was not my idea, but my team loved it… so I was open to it. Openness is everything today. It’s the mantra behind what we’re doing at TradeLens and it’s the means by which we are blazing the way into bringing blockchain to transportation. […]