Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Blockchain Useful in the Food Supply Chain

Blockchain technology is capable of providing end-to-end transparency about where food originated and traveled, which can help reduce the risk of foodborne illness and the cost of produce contamination.

John Monarch | CEO & Co-Founder, ShipChain
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology

Global Container Terminals Joins TradeLens Blockchain Platform

Global Container Terminals Inc., a North American container terminal operator, has joined the TradeLens supply chain platform, which uses blockchain technology, according to an Oct. 17 news release.

October 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Blockchain Mentioned Less in Boardrooms

blockchain illustration Use of the word "blockchain" peaked during earnings conference calls in the second quarter of 2018, and the term has seen a decrease in usage since. (Getty Images)

Blockchain, the technology that allows digital information to be shared across networks, has been mentioned fewer and fewer times by corporate executives, signaling what was thought to be the next big thing in trucking may already be declining.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2019
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 | Special to Transport Topics
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

Port of Veracruz Port of Veracruz. (Shutterstock)

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.

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.

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.

September 10, 2018