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Forwarder Keynote| The convergence of business and sustainability
Kuehne + Nagel
Blockchain’s relevance within shipping
Marine Performance Systems / Orbital Systems
For several years work has been done to define a data pipeline for supply chain visibility, transport and cross-border regulatory agencies. The MMT project will contribute a standardised reference data model as a base pillar for a globally defined data pipeline. The MMT reference data model will be based on the BRS document (Business Requirements Specifications) for International Forwarding and Transport developed according to the UMM modelling methodology, and derived from the UN/CEFACT International Supply Chain Reference Model version 0.8. This project will be the culmination of many years of previous work and will not be starting from scratch.
Recently, the maritime industry has been engaging in several data standardization projects. While creating standards is important and may help the industry to improve stakeholder communication, the implementation of new standards is challenging. Also, legacy technologies that the majority of maritime stakeholders use still today won't be able to easily adopt the new standards. However, modern technologies can help to bridge the gap between any standards and systems. This session will elaborate on how different data formats and standards can be harmonized in a way that it simplifies communication between all parties.
Five of the major container shipping companies intend to create an association with the purpose of paving the way for digitalisation, standardisation and interoperability in the container shipping industry. The timing is right, as emerging technologies create new customer friendly opportunities. Is the promise of digitisation starting to bear fruit?
Digital Container Shipping Association is a neutral, non-profit association that has been founded with the mission to drive standardization and digitalization across the container shipping industry. We believe, that better technological changes can be delivered to the customers of ocean carriers through collaboration and more quickly compared to working on this agenda individually
We support the industry by developing information technology and security standards and processes that address common challenges related to transmitting, receiving and exchanging data.
The Digital Container Shipping Association is founded and supported by A.P. Moller – Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE
This operator will present a truly innovative approach which among many other things enables customers to finally make the right choices when selecting services based on sustainability performance indices. They believe that commercial success for the future is at the meeting place between doing business and sustainability.
Some of the biggest players in the industry have invested heavily in digital initiatives over the past year and a half. Now, we are moving away from asking is there a case for digital, since these investments tell us there is. Instead, we ask:
Filip Koscielecki, member of the IG eBills Working Group will join and give a status update on the approval process of Digital Bill of Lading based on the Blockchain technology and Leif will share some experience and challenges with the ongoing process.
Carriers and digital platforms are promoting and selling contract with guaranteed price and space, priority shipment guarantees with financial compensation...
In the past, many companies have tried to unearth efficiency gains through value chain integration. Is this the right game plan for a digitized future? No doubt, integration makes it easier to communicate and optimize potentials within a company. Communicating with external partners can cause unnecessary delays, costs and is a source for mistakes. Integration means fewer frictions when communicating within an organization compared to the outside, less confidentiality issues and better visibility of risks. The risk of hold-ups is better manageable if you can observe the entire value chain compared to just a small fraction of it.
Today, technologies and digital platforms reduce these transaction costs and remove risks. This makes the traditional company borders obsolete. „Integrated supply chain – Prepare for an ecosystem future“ will provide example and strategies of how companies can benefit from platforms in the future to stay ahead of the competition.
Welcome and introduction to the panel – Lars Funding
What is blockchain and why is it an enabler of a new supply chain paradigm: Connect once share with everyone - Henrik Hvid Jensen, Senior Advisor - Blockchain in global trade, Trustworks
The World Economic Forum has launched a systematic, multi-stakeholder project focusing on blockchain within supply chains. This presentation will mainly focus on WEF’s recommendation for realizing a common digital Global Trade Identity for all governments and business involved in global trade - Nadia Hewett, Project Lead of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum.
Shared situational awareness among port call actors will facilitate just-in-time arrivals, increase predictability, berth productivity, punctuality, reduce waiting and anchoring times and boost resource utilization. How can blockchain strengthen this value proposition - Mikael Lind, Associate Professor and Senior Strategic Research Advisor with Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
Debate among the panel and the audience – Facilitated by Lars Funding
Closing remarks from Lars Funding on Blockchains role within global trade
In 2017 the "TradeLens" solution ( former GTD ) has been announced to the market, an open industry blockchain platform based on a cooperation of IBM & Maersk. After more than twelve months of development and a six months Early Adopter Phase with more than 90 companies joining this platform now is in production since autumn 2018. We'd like to provide an update on where we are, concerning lessons learned and our roadmap 2020.
This session will look at a developing a collaborative industry solution for the prevention of incidents and enhancing safety at sea.