Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Time Is Now for Blockchain in Transportation

In the transport and logistics sector, skepticism about blockchain remains, which means it’s important to note the advantages of blockchain but also clear up some possible misconceptions, says John Monarch of ShipChain.

John Monarch | CEO & Co-Founder, ShipChain
April 23, 2019

The Road Ahead for Blockchain

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Blockchain is more than just a tech industry buzzword; it’s a digital tool that could transform how business is conducted in a variety of fields, including transportation. While its use in trucking has not gained widespread traction yet, behind-the-scenes developments are well underway to advance blockchain applications and governance.

Katie Pyzyk | Contributing Writer
December 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Perspective

Opinion: The FOMO Effect on Blockchain

Don't let FOMO, or fear of missing out, push your business into blockchain technology, advises Ken Craig of McLeod Software.

Ken Craig | Vice President of Special Projects, McLeod Software
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

DexFreight to Spearhead Proof of Concept for Blockchain-Driven Port System

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DexFreight, a blockchain-based logistics platform provider, has announced a contract with Veracruz, Mexico, to develop a proof of concept for a blockchain-driven port community system.

Transport Topics
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology

Blockchain-Based dexFreight Completes First Truckload Shipment

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Decentralized logistics platform dexFreight announced Oct. 24 that it had completed its first shipment — of frozen foods — using a blockchain-based contract system.

Transport Topics
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: Combating Congested Interstates Through Blockchain

Blockchain could serve as the much-needed replacement for the industry's legacy electronic data interchange system, updating supply chain logistics for the digital and big-data age and tackling the nation’s congestion problems in the process.

Rick Burnett | CEO, LaneAxis
October 2, 2018
Business, Technology

Citizens Reserve Offers Blockchain Application

Blockchain startup Citizens Reserve announced Suku, a blockchain-based platform intended to help users open new markets, improve operations and reduce costs of running supply chains.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

FedEx CEO Fred Smith Sees Blockchain as ‘Next Frontier’ for Logistics

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Convinced that blockchain is on the brink of transforming the package-delivery business, FedEx Corp. is testing the technology to track large, higher-value cargo.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Blockchain on Verge of Revolutionizing Shipping Industry

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Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents.

Kyunghee Park | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2018
Business, Technology

IBM Chairman Ginni Rometty Promotes Blockchain’s Effects on Shipping

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WASHINGTON — Blockchain’s effects will extend to transportation and facilitate the movement of goods, according to IBM Chairman Ginni Rometty.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2018