Unchained: CargoChain to ease supply chain data sharing

Jim Wilson | December 24, 2018

Unchained: CargoChain to ease supply chain data sharing
Jade Logistics Group, a New Zealand-based provider of seaport management software, has announced the launch of CargoChain, its new blockchain-augmented business for easy data sharing.
Switzerland-based CargoChain is essentially a platform for more easily and accurately sharing data such as text, video, documents and images between the many different parties in the supply chain during cargo transport. The blockchain is used to verify that the data is correct and has not been changed in any way. CargoChain can be used in addition to other forms of data transfer such as Electronic Data Interchange.  “The high-level message is that we are trying to make it easy for all parties to share what info they want, when they want, with who they want. We want to provide opportunities to solve problems without smaller parties needing to build an Enterprise Resource Planning system,” Tony Davis, the chief marketing officer at CargoChain, told FreightWaves in Australia. Multiple parties can post data onto the platform, which can then auto-complete such tasks as providing data that is required by supply chain partners or officials such as customs authorities. Alternatively, customers can write their own mini-programmes to do such jobs. CargoChain offers a variety of tools for writing software to manipulate data. It is envisaged by executives at CargoChain that, ultimately, the user-community will create a variety of its own tools for use on the platform.

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