Filter content by area of interest
Ports & Terminals
Port AuthoritiesContainerBulkBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro/AutomotiveGTOs
Cargo Handling Equipment
STS CranesYard CranesMobile CHERo-Ro EquipmentBreakbulk EquipmentLow ThroughputBulk Handling Equipment
Shipping & Logistics
Container ShippingBreakbulk/General CargoRo-Ro ShippingDry Bulk ShippingLiquid cargoesLogistics
ICT
TOSPlanning & Optimisation TechnologyWiFiMobile ComputingPort Community SystemsAsset Tracking & Monitoring
Automation
Automated EquipmentGate AutomationRemote ControlProcess Automation
Multimodal
RailInland WaterwaysShortsea ShippingRoadAir-Cargo
Container Industry
Container manufactureContainer leasingRepair/StorageTradingConversion/Innovation
Refrigeration
Operations/TransportContainer leasingEquipmentM&R/Storage
Breakbulk
General cargoProject Cargo/Heavy LiftForest productsRo-Ro/AutomotiveAgribulks
Safety & Security
InsuranceHazardous cargoLashings/SecuringLegal/Regulatory
Civil Engineering
Port & terminal construction/designCivil & Consulting EngineersDredging & ReclamationMooring & FenderingLightingPaving & Surfacing
Environment
Business
InsuranceLegal/RegulatoryAppointments/PeopleMergers/Acquisitions/RestructuringFinance/Financial ResultsTrade & Professional AssociationsBusiness/Commerce Miscellaneous
 View all Topics View all Topics A-Z
More View all Topics View all Topics A-Z

You are viewing 1 of your 1 guest articles


register  or  login  for full access to online news

Blockchain solutions from AT&T

In late September, US communications giant AT&T announced that it has “created a suite of blockchain solutions designed to work with technology from IBM and Microsoft”.

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Like all communication network operators, AT&T has been pushing into the IoT market for some time, and it has the prime contract for cellular data services for Maersk Line’s Remote Container Monitoring (RCM) system for reefers. AT&T is now combining these “edgeto-edge” IoT capabilities with blockchain technology, working with IBM.

 

“AT&T solutions can record data on the IBM Blockchain Platform, an enterprise-grade blockchain environment supporting numerous live production networks,” stated AT&T. “Currently operating live blockchain networks at scale, IBM Blockchain supports a broad range of industry use cases including supply chain, provenance and logistics.”

 

At the same time, IBM is also working jointly with Maersk Line in developing blockchain for the new TradeLens platform, which Maersk described as “a digital backbone for the supply chain industry for the real-time, secure, and predictable sharing and storing of information”.


Blockchain has been mentioned by several players as having real potential in cold chain certification, and it would seem like a logical step for AT&T, Maersk and IBM to come together on this. However, a Maersk Line spokesperson said that it is not on the radar at this point. “We are still in our limited availability programme at the moment,” she said, referring to Maersk and IBM’s work on TradeLens, “and are considering what elements to add to the platform”.


She continued: “This also includes IoT device capability. Here, we will be guided by what the industry suggests is most relevant. Basic reefer handling-related data should be available, but RCM is not in the scope as of now.”

 

 

 

 

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

You may also be interested in...

JV boost for Shanghai

Sibre/EMG for ADT

VTG introduces rCE Powerpack

China and Nepal agree transit trade deal

Chinese operators march offshore

Primorsk development plan

Related Stories

Successful listing for Napier Port

Napier Port raises in NZ $240M in partial stock market listing IPO.

MSC GÜLSÜN docks at Bremerhaven – and sails into a storm

The world’s first 24-across container vessel, the 23,800 TEU MSC GÜLSÜN, current...

Nairobi backs down on SGR decree

The government of Kenya has backtracked on a recent decree that all cargo import...

Portico acquires three new reach stackers

Portico, Portsmouth’s international cargo terminal operator, has taken delivery...
Linked In
Twitter