Advent Intermodal Solutions (www.adventintermodal.com), a leader in information technology and cloud-based software solutions that streamline the mission-critical operations of port and terminal operators and key stakeholders moving freight through the landside logistics network, has joined the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA), an organization dedicated to the development of blockchain standards and education for the freight industry.
“Advent Intermodal is excited to join BiTA,” said Allen Thomas, Chief Strategy Officer for Advent. “Blockchain has the potential to be critically important to our cargo visibility and execution platforms, particularly for ports and terminals. Advent’s staff is eager to work with other members of BiTA to learn best practices and develop blockchain standards for the transportation industry.”
“BiTA will be in the forefront in the development of standards for blockchain technology for the freight/logistics/transportation industry, said BiTA President Chris Burruss. “It will be members like Advent Intermodal Solutions and its peers that will help make that happen. Blockchain will fundamentally change the transportation/logistics industry.”
Founded in August 2017, BiTA has quickly grown into the largest commercial blockchain alliance in the world, with more than 450 members that collectively generate over $1 trillion in revenue annually. BiTA members are primarily from the freight, transportation and logistics industries. Alliance members share a common mission to develop a standards framework, educate the market on blockchain applications and encourage the use of those applications.
BiTA is investigating use cases and developing a common framework the industry can use to build blockchain applications. Through think-tank events, networking, meetings, webinars and online collaboration, members work with peers on common issues and share best practices. The Alliance has offices in Chattanooga, TN, and Singapore. For more information, please visit the BiTA website at www.bita.studio/.
About Advent Intermodal Solutions
Established in 1995, Advent has steadily evolved from a custom software development firm into a multinational solutions company providing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings that help digitize and accelerate entire business lines for its customers. Advent's growth was greatly enhanced through its 2012 merger with eModal™, the world's largest port community system. Now, more than 40 port authorities, container terminals and inland depots and nearly 100,000 users trust Advent and its technology platforms like eModal.com, chassis.com and eModalPRO.com to optimize their operations every day. Advent has built a successful container logistics solutions practice providing systems for the management of individual or multipurpose port/terminal programs enabling truck-tracking and landside performance management, environmental programs, traffic mitigation, fee collection and appointment/pre-arrival solutions to drive gate and cargo velocity. Advent technology is at the core of operations in eight of the top 10 largest port communities in North America.