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UPS and Agritech Firm Use Blockchain to Verify Beef Shipment From US to Japan

News American logistics giant UPS has successfully delivered a blockchain-verified beef shipment from the United States to Japan. The company partnered with agritech firm HerdX to incorporate its packaging technology into a blockchain network to trace the journey of beef from Kansas to Japan, the ..

Shanghai Gov’t Partners With 6 Banks on Blockchain Alliance for Trade

News The municipal Shanghai government has joined forces with financial institutions to create an alliance to foster the use of blockchain for global trade. The Global Times reported on Nov. 7 that during the China International Import Expo earlier today, the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Comm..

Largest American Food Coop to Pilot Mastercard’s Blockchain Tech

News Topco Associates, the largest American retail food group purchasing organization, will pilot Mastercard’s blockchain tech in its operations. According to a press release on Oct. 27, Topco will test a traceability platform developed by logistics firm Envisible. The Wholechain platform is base..

Canadian Terminal Operator Joins Maersk and IBM’s TradeLens

News Global Container Terminals (GCT), a container terminal operator in North America, has joined Maersk and IBM's blockchain shipping tool TradeLens. Adding four Canadian and U.S. terminals to the platform As part of the initiative, Vancouver-based GCT will gradually roll out the blockchain-..

Shipping Startup 300cubits Suspends Its Blockchain Operations

News Blockchain shipping startup 300cubits suspended the operations of its booking module and the circulation of its TEU token. As industry news outlet The Maritime Executive reported Sept. 30, Hong Kong-based 300cubits is believed to be one of the first firms to apply blockchain technologies in s..

Thai Customs Department Plans to Use IBM’s Tradelens to Track Shipping

News Thailand’s Customs Department intends to use IBM’s Tradelens blockchain solution to track shipping in Thai ports. According to an announcement published on Aug. 28 on the Thai Customs Department’s official website, the country plans to use Tradelens, a blockchain logistics system. Local news ..

Hong Kong’s Flagship Airline Cathay Pacific Uses Blockchain in ULDs

News Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific has introduced the first blockchain project to manage unit load devices (ULDs). Cathay plans to roll out the tech across the entire networkThe new project intends to eliminate paper-based processes by implementing a blockchain application that allow..

EY Spearheads Blockchain Tracking Platform for German Logistics Firms

News German logistics firms partner to jointly create a blockchain tracking platform, local news outlet Tiroler Tageszeitung reports on July 16. Per the report, logistics firms LKW Walter, GS1 Austria, and its EDITEL Austria subsidiary, Bundesvereinigung Logistik Österreich, Deutsche Bahn subsidia..

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