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Canadian pilot featured in blockchain documentary

TradeLens  

When TradeLens launched last year, it received a plenty of business and trade-press attention. Now, as a pilot of TradeLens gets underway in Canada, the platform receives the spotlight for the role it is playing in real-world supply chain innovation.

Event Review

Strong showing for tech at Sea Asia

TradeLens  

At the global shipping industry event in Singapore, a panel discussion focused on how digitalization, automation, and blockchain can help solve challenges in ocean freight.

Event Review

7 takeaways from the Blockchain Supply Chain Summit

Ana Biazetti  

How mature is the technology? What are the lawyers saying? And are standards coming into alignment? Ana Biazetti, Chief Architect of TradeLens reports back from the Chicago summit with answers to these questions, plus recommendations for blockchain adoption.

Document Sharing

What does a digitized supply chain look like?

Ana Biazetti  

Any given container might collect over 100 versions documents over the course of its journey. The World Economic Forum calculates that processing these can amount to 20% of the cost of the shipment. Here’s how that’s going to change.

Event Review

Tech takeover at TPM

TradeLens  

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.

Digitization

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

TradeLens  

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

TradeLens  

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.

Digitization

7 digital-first regional leaders

TradeLens  

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.

Blockchain

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.