Optimized future logistics solutions are pure… block logic.
International forwarders, such as FedEx, UPS, and IT companies; SAP and HCL are joining the rapidly growing organization “Blockchain in Transport Alliance, Bita.” It is a high priority to have a working secure document routine in place already this year.
According to a spokesperson for BITA, thousand have applied on their webpage. A conference was recently held in Atlanta in order to attract further members. There are also plans to launch “Bisca, Blockchain in Supply Chain Alliance” for application within the supply chain segment.
HCL, an Indian based company recently joined. They already own Volvo IT, purchase made 2016. This could indicate a new era within “Automotive” as well. Speculations in regards to the Chinese Volvo connection are, however, still minor. Other companies, interested in the new way of managing freight are both IBM and Maersk.
Maersk:“We are committed to being the leader in sustainable shipping. We already offer the lowest CO2 shipping in the industry. Our goal now is to reduce CO2 emissions from our ocean shipping by 60 percent by 2020. We are already over halfway there, and are always looking for new ways to improve efficiency and environmental performance.”
The Maersk Triple E-class container ships comprise a family of very large container ships of more than 18,000 TEU. With a length of 399.2 m (1,310 ft), when they were built they were the largest container ships in the world but were subsequently surpassed by larger ones such as CSCL Globe.
The name “Triple E” is derived from the class’s three design principles: “Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved”
In February and June 2011, Maersk awarded Daewoo Shipbuilding two US$1.9 billion contracts ($3.8bn total) to build twenty of the ships.
Automized sea transports are moving into phase two. The “Yara” company is planning to launch the “Yara Birkeland”. A fully automized electrical vessel from Kongsberg, Norway.
Captain and emission-free!
There is an estimate that this will save the volume of about 40 000 semitrailers per year.
Block logic and Artificial Intelligence will be part of future logistics. Forwarders will still need to be supervising to some extent, but costs will be reduced, emissions will be lowered and time will be saved.
Hopefully, the average global consumer will adapt to the need of the Earth, even with more sophisticated tools.