Three digital freight platforms are coming together to offer bookings for bulk, tanker, container, MPP and even air freight shipments.
ShipNext, which focuses on dry bulk and tanker bookings, is teaming with container specialist SeaRates and air freight platform AirRates to create what they describe as a supply chain ecosystem. The new grouping has yet to be given a name but in a release the three parties say it will create a unique real-time solution to ship any cargo regardless of type, size or packing.
As well as developing an electronic bill of lading, SeaRates and ShipNext are now looking to create a smart contract using IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric, which they claim will be “the world’s most unique ‘all in’ solution for transportation”.
“Similar to Google Maps, it will be able to provide a real-time solution for delivery of any type of cargo, anywhere in the world, with various modes of transport,” the pair stated.
ShipNext and SeaRates will soon launch a security token ICO to get more partners involved.