• 2018 April 13 07:53

    CargoX’s blockchain-logistics platform goes live before audiences across Europe

    Blockchain-based logistics platform CargoX successfully held a live demonstration of its Smart B/L Bill of Lading solution, before audiences across Europe, marking the beginning of its beta testing phase and opening the platform to partners in the logistics and shipping industry, the company said in its press release.

    “The fastest, most secure, and cost-efficient platform for the global transfer of digital bills of lading is now available for beta testing with partners. Together, CargoX’s Smart B/L solution is going to reshape the logistics industry!” said Stefan Kukman, CEO and founder of CargoX.

    CargoX’s blockchain-based bill of lading platform is now open for business, allowing logistics companies and shippers to take advantage of its highly secure and efficient alternative to paper Bills of Lading, which collectively cost shippers billions of dollars per year and can take up to a week to transfer.

    After simultaneous live demonstrations in front of hundreds of logistics experts at the 6th International Logistics Congress in Slovenia and members of the French Transport and Logistics Association (TLF) in Paris, France, CargoX’s platform is ready for global trade. The startup has already signed up several logistic companies as partners, including the European logistics leader Milšped Group from Serbia, and is in talks with other major freight organizations. 

    CargoX’s Kukman demonstrated the revolutionary new technology in front of more than 250 managers from logistics companies and representatives from leading national and international associations at the 6th International Logistics Congress in Portorož, Slovenia.

    On the other side of the continent, at the same time, CargoX’s senior fellow and advisor Vjeran Ortynski demonstrated the solution to TLF members in Paris, France. The audience included representatives of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), leading to an invitation to future talks, and - as CargoX says - a possible partnership in the near future. Faster, safer, smarter!

    The CargoX Smart B/L Bill of Lading transfer and processing solution is based on public and open blockchain technology, replacing outdated paper documents. Using CargoX’s Smart B/L, users can state and transfer cargo ownership rights without the hassle of creating paper documents, while avoiding the costs, security vulnerabilities, and delays associated with courier services. Partners are already testing the solution The Smart B/L has now reached the development minimum viable product (MVP) stage, meaning that it is available to partners for internal and pilot testing, for reviewing the service, and for providing feedback to CargoX. One recently announced partner is European logistics giant Milšped.

    Smart B/Ls are only the beginning. CargoX is adding features to its platform such as a smart letters of credit (Smart L/C) and other innovations that will reach customers by the end of Q2 2018. “We could already implement and sell it as it is,” said Kukman. He said that the company is in talks with several major regional and global logistics companies, who have all expressed interest in using the product after the initial pilot testing is finished and full compliance is confirmed on the customers’ side.




2018 April 24

11:09 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East Africa
10:30 ABP shortlisted for two Humber Renewables Awards
10:22 Brent Crude futures price down 0.04% to $74.03, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $68.31
10:08 Nakilat is the first company in Qatar certified for ISO45001
09:39 Freeport of Riga Authority along with several port companies visited TransRussia 2018
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,306 points
09:08 Compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes a step closer - IMO
08:48 City of Antwerp and Antwerp Port Authority start urban mission to Moscow and St. Petersburg

2018 April 23

18:06 World’s largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel MV Celine christened at Dublin Port
17:52 Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum will be held on 29 May 2018 in Oslo
17:36 Ocean Rig announces agreement to postpone delivery of newbuilding drillship Ocean Rig Santorini
17:20 Construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem begins in Rostov Region (photo)
17:05 ITF urges Hutchison Ports to improve global health and safety operations
16:35 Polskie LNG conduct a technical dialogue on extension of LNG Terminal in Świnoujście
16:29 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assisted over 5,700 vessels in freezing seaports of Russia this winter navigation season
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd plans 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020
15:55 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company to provide additional scholarships for students
15:33 TransContainer’s net profit in QI’2018 increased by 19.5% Y-o-Y to RUB 1.479 million
15:04 M.v. Tucana delivers fibre optic cable baskets from Drammen (Norway)
14:47 Port of Gdansk (Poland) throughput up 44% to 12.7 million tonnes in January-March 2018
14:31 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO in RF spot market up to RUB 13,542 per tonne
14:10 ICTSI PNG units ink union agreements
13:59 MOL сrude oil tanker rescues a castaway in the South China Sea
13:39 Container barge transport to become more efficient in the port of Antwerp
12:48 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 7.3% to 0.7 million tonnes in 3M’18
11:46 Vistula Maersk makes a maiden call to St. Petersburg, as first in series of new ice-class vessels
11:13 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 22-23
10:51 Training ship Perekop completes unofficial visit to Republic of Sri Lanka
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.04% to $74.03, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $68.31
10:04 Workshop on IMO's ISPS Code held in Mexico
09:40 Training on ship air pollution and low carbon measures held in Tehran
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,281 points

2018 April 22

15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority to realise tide pools along Calandkanaal
15:32 British Ports Association raise border facilities' concerns with PM
15:31 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Fuel Surcharge for Inland Haulage under Carrier arrangement from Germany to Belgium and Netherlands
15:30 JAXPORT names Interim Chief Financial Officer
15:28 Seaspan announces senior management change

2018 April 21

15:06 MV Thuringia makes maiden CI3 service call at Chennai International Terminals
15:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Arethusa with Glencore
15:00 Gothenburg Port Authority publishes Sustainability Report for 2017
14:47 Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
14:45 Vopak to invest in new storage capacity at its Rotterdam terminal

2018 April 20

18:15 Yaroslavsky Shipyard launches yet another boom-laying boat (photo)
18:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Middle East Gulf
17:47 President of Cyprus visits IMO
17:29 NOVATEK’s AGM approves 2017 dividends
17:03 SEA\LNG reiterates LNG’s central role in meeting IMO’s decarbonisation goals
16:40 SCF Group’s financing deal with VTB Bank recognized by Marine Money as a Deal of The Year
16:03 CMA CGM announces an agreement to acquire a stake in CEVA
15:36 Nuclear-powered submarine Severodvinsk passed control check for winter training period
15:03 MEPC 72: Proposal to mandate ISO sulphur test methods to be discussed further
14:40 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Russia’s first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 (photo)
14:24 HELCOM group meets in Berlin to focus on reducing land-based pollution affecting the Baltic Sea
13:38 WMU supports IMO climate change strategy for shipping
13:02 Panama Canal transits three LNG vessels in one day
12:43 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to handle bulk materials in Rotterdam
11:49 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 19-20
11:26 "Safety Day" held for Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company management
11:02 Navigation on rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg opens from April 20
10:38 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping discuss cooperation