“In today’s world, port competition can no longer be thought of in terms of competition between one port and another, but instead of as entire logistics systems in competition with each other. With blockchain technology, our goal is economic rather than technical. Goods need to be transported more quickly, in a well-managed framework in order to stand up to global competition,” says Jean-Christophe Baudouin, Inter-ministerial Delegate for the Development of the Mediterranean Rhône-Saône Port and Logistics Route. We interviewed him as part of a blockchain pilot project in which MGI is involved.
The goal of the trial is to increase the competitiveness of the Mediterranean Rhône-Saône route by providing operators (and particularly shippers) with real-time information on the status of their goods throughout the transport process, whatever the mode of transport. That’s no mean feat!
In mid-June we also launched the Ci5 integrated blockchain option, making MGI the first CCS provider in the world to offer this technology. This innovative and disruptive technology has been developed with Thales Services to let clients act as trusted third parties when approving key statuses, so that goods can be released from shipping terminals. This blockchain option opens the way for new players, such as banks and insurance companies, who could soon be connected to Ci5.
The Focus on article looks at these two blockchain applications in detail. In the innovation section, you will discover how smart manifests are using machine learning to integrate the Ci5 fastlane concept
Jaap van den Hoogen