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Cosco and China Mobile form 5G partnership

China Cosco Shipping Corporation and China Mobile signed a strategic collaboration agreement in Beijing on Friday.

Under the agreement, the two groups will start a series of collaborations in areas including 5G smart applications, cloud computing, supply chain and equity investment.

Cosco Shipping Ports, Cosco Shipping Technology and China Mobile have also signed a letter of intent for the joint development of a 5G smart port laboratory.

Cosco has been making greater efforts to be involved with cutting edge technologies over the past few years.

Last November, Cosco led the establishment of blockchain consortium Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) to rival Maersk’s TradeLens. This month, a host of top carriers and port groups from GSBN signed up to a CargoSmart-led new association designed to come up with shared digital solutions for the shipping industry. CargoSmart is now owned by Cosco following the takeover of OOCL last year.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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