Global Container Terminals (GCT) has joined the TradeLens supply chain platform, the blockchain supply chain innovation from A.P. Moeller-Maersk and IBM.
By joining TradeLens, GCT looks to securely connect with supply chain partners including ocean carriers, beneficial cargo owners, and railways.
The TradeLens technology platform provides end-to-end supply chain information, facilitating seamless data sharing, collaboration and improved trade flows.
It was launched in August 2018 after it secured cooperation from 94 organizations, including carriers, ports, terminals operators and other supply chain stakeholders.
Doron Grosman, President & CEO of GCT, said, “GCT remains committed to leading in innovation, value and safety. Joining a technology platform like TradeLens only adds to our capability to deliver best-in-class service and visibility to our supply chain partners.
“As competition increases from other ports and customer demands intensify, we need to activate every solution to increase cargo velocity through our terminals and improve performance.”
Mike White, CEO of Maersk GTD and Head of TradeLens, said, “We are thrilled to have GCT join TradeLens and connect to a flexible business platform designed to spur innovation.
Integrating data with ports, terminals, logistics providers, shippers, and carriers is essential for the vision of TradeLens to realize new ways of working within a collaborative industry ecosystem.
“GCT’s connection to TradeLens strengthens this new era of transparency and collaboration for the global supply chain.
TradeLens is rapidly expanding with five of the world’s top six ocean carriers and ten of GCT’s ocean carrier customers committed to the TradeLens platform.
Eyal Ben-Amram, CIO of ZIM, said, “We are pleased to see more leading organizations from across the shipping industry sign on to the platform.
As TradeLens evolves, it is critical more supply chain partners participate to facilitate an open and transparent approach to information sharing.
This enhanced level of visibility and efficiency will ultimately benefit the entire industry and our customers.”
The program will be rolled out in phases at all four of GCT’s terminals adding visibility to the east and west coasts of North America.
GCT operates four strategically located, big ship ready terminals on the west and east coast of North America.
In the Port of Vancouver, GCT Canada is the heart of the Asia-Pacific Gateway. GCT Deltaport is Canada’s largest marine terminal, providing efficient ship-to-rail discharge facility worldwide.
In the Port of New York and New Jersey, GCT USA boasts the fastest truck processing and vessel productivity in the harbor.
GCT New York is a full service facility offering near-dock CES operations, on-terminal warehousing, and unique customer solutions.