New blockchain tracking solution for temperature-sensitive shipments launched

US blockchain-based logistics service firm ShipChain has formed a partnership with GTX Corp, a tech company offering GPS and NFC tracking location-based services, for a new global NFC blockchain shipment tracking solution.

ShipChain will use GTX’s temperature enabled NFC smart tags to track temperature-sensitive shipments. The tag requires no scanners, or wires, and records temperatures based on customer-defined intervals and durations. In addition, GTX offers other NFC products that ShipChain will utilise to optimize its track and trace platform.

John Monarch, CEO of ShipChain, believes the new partnership with GTX is another step toward reaching its goal – a transparent, unified, end-to-end logistics platform.

“Until now, availability and cost of sensors was always a stumbling block. But GTX’s smart tags – integrated into ShipChain’s track and trace platform – provide low cost, powerful tool to give our customers even more information about their shipments.  Now, we can provide new visibility into food quality, temperature history, location, and handler information. The possibilities are endless, and we cannot wait to watch this partnership unfold and evolve,” Monarch said.

The integration between ShipChain and GTX has already begun and a joint customer will be announced once all details have been finalised. Additionally, ShipChain will begin offering GTX enabled services to all customers as part of the expanding partnership.

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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