Youredi, an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) provider, has continued its support for Maersk and IBM’s TradeLens platform by helping to connect new data contributors.
Fully managed integration solutions from Youredi have previously been used by multiple APM Terminals facilities to connect with TradeLens, a blockchain-based service which enables the real-time transfer of information.
The latest maritime stakeholders to join Maersk and IBM, in their efforts to create a powerful shipping ecosystem, include Patrick Terminals, MCP, and the Port of Houston.
Dean Croke has discussed what blockchain could mean for logistics in a recent Port Technology technical paper
Karri Lehtonen, Chief Operating Officer of Youredi, said: “At Youredi, we believe that integrations are vital for improving collaboration across all parties.
“It has been thrilling to experience at first-hand how our fully managed integration solutions can help to enhance the digitalization of the global supply chain by ensuring that all data is available in a single platform.”
#BestOf2018 Maersk and IBM launched their TradeLens #blockchain project this year: Port Technology gives you the lowdown on this monumental joint-venture… #carriers #shipping #logistics https://t.co/b1ESg8KZ9O
— Port Technology (PTI) (@PortTechnology) December 31, 2018
More than 20 port and terminal operators around the world have joined the industry-wide collaboration, including major companies such as PSA Singapore, International Container Terminal Services Inc and the Port of Rotterdam.
Using IBM’s blockchain technology as a foundation, TradeLens facilitates the cooperation of multiple partners by establishing a single, shared view of a transaction without compromising details, privacy or confidentiality.
More than 154 million shipping events have been captured on the platform, ranging from the arrival times of vessels and container “gate-in” to documents such as customs releases, commercial invoices and bills of lading.