With interest in blockchain technology growing, there are an increasing number of blockchain-related pilot projects sprouting up from all over the world. BiTA was set up to create a platform for members to discuss and set standards across these projects and the industry.
“CargoX has successfully raised significant capital supporting the development of solid ideas into business cases for the documentation in shipping which has eluded the industry for decades and we are proud to welcome them as a member of BiTA,” said Soeren Duvier, managing director of BiTA in Asia. “It is great to see CargoX recognizing the value that BiTA brings to the global transportation industry as well as our increasing community in Asia and expect CargoX to concentrate more activities in the region over time”.
CargoX recognized this long before deciding to become part of BiTA, as the company has moved further ahead – their first specialized product, the blockchain-based Smart Bill of Lading (Smart B/L), is production ready, and they receive a lot of interest from each and every segment of the logistics and supply chain industry.
The company developed a decentralized platform based on the Ethereum network, and it has a pipeline of future products for the supply chain industry in place to be developed rapidly. Together with insurance companies and banks, CargoX is already actively developing an equivalent to the Letter of Credit and they are also working on Switch Bill of Lading for the conventional cargo shipping industry.
They will be building an ecosystem where companies can offer their logistics services freely and accept payment in USD or cryptocurrency equally. Increased levels of trust and historic transaction traceability, based on the nature on blockchain itself, support the vision of such a future for logistics services.
“We want to discuss with other partakers how to set standards and jointly revolutionize the logistics and supply chain industry and move forward with the digitalization of the most global industry on the planet, which would benefit all participants in the business ecosystem.
“Our CargoX Smart B/L solution is production ready and we are already developing new blockchain-based products for business users. We find the Bill of Lading to be of unrivalled importance in the shipping and logistics industry, which is why we brought the solution to the market with lightning speed. The B/L as a document of title carries the value of the goods shipped; it must be processed safely, quickly, and at the best price possible, without damage or loss, ever - and so do other important documents in the business. This is the vision that we offer to our business customers and partners, and we are focused on proactively building the digital future of logistics,” said Stefan Kukman, CEO and founder of CargoX and someone who has served in the logistics industry for over a decade.
Forwarders, NVOCCs, exporters/importers, platforms providing solutions for logistics & supply chain industries, forwarder alliances and networks, and all companies where sending important documents is part of their workflows will benefit greatly from solutions such as the CargoX Smart B/L.
Benefits of the CargoX Smart B/L blockchain solution include, among other things, the highest level of security, as they cannot get lost and are encrypted and securely stored on the blockchain, accessible only with the B/L parties’ private keys. Decentralized storage is resilient to attacks by hackers; costs will be much lower than today, as documents will not be printed and sent with couriers around the globe; documents will be transferred with high speed, as they can be delivered in a matter of minutes, not days or weeks, as currently through courier services; and the whole solution will be much more eco-friendly, as the process is completely paperless and digital.
Last, but not least, tracking and storage will be vastly improved. Every transaction of the value-carrying document is traceable on the blockchain and the sequence of events is clearly defined and written on the blockchain.
Founded in January 2018, CargoX is an independent supplier of digital solutions for logistics and supply chain industries, based on the public blockchain ledger. The company is currently in the phase of launching to the market its Smart Bill of Lading solution for an extremely fast, safe, reliable, and cost-effective way to process Bills of Lading anywhere in the world. The Smart B/L solution utilises the public blockchain for maximum reliability and unmatched trustworthiness to avoid the hassle of issuing and transferring paper documents around the globe, while vastly improving over the existing archaic processes. The company is building an ecosystem for logistics and supply chain services.
Founded in August of 2017, BiTA promotes the development and adoption of blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation, and logistics industries, including establishing industry-wide standards. Members include truckload, LTL, and parcel carriers, as well as shippers, tech startups and incumbents, insurance companies, law firms, and other industry participants who have an interest in integrating blockchain technology into their organizations. The Alliance has offices in Chattanooga, TN, and Singapore. For more information, please visit the BiTA website at http://www.bita.studio.