Over the final 12 months, following ZIM’s November 2017 announcement concerning the first-ever pilot of paperless Bills-of-Lading based mostly on blockchain know-how, ZIM and chosen main prospects have been testing the brand new Platform as an answer for commerce actions on a number of delivery lanes.
Following the profitable pilot, completed with the cooperation of Wave Ltd. and Sparx Logistics, ZIM continued to judge the platform in numerous commerce lanes with extra prospects. The exploratory transactions indicated that the blockchain know-how can’t solely substitute paper but in addition enhance present actions which depend on emails, fax and different current instruments.
In two latest transactions, Original Bill of Ladings have been transferred to the receiver inside underneath two hours from Vessel’s departure, a course of that ordinarily takes days and even weeks. All documentation processes, together with endorsements, possession transfers and so on. have been carried out over the blockchain-based platform. One consignment was shipped from Vietnam to the US East Coast, and a cargo of 11 High-Cube particular containers have been loaded in Koper and shipped to Haifa.
After efficiently finishing dozens of shipments with a number of freight forwarders and BCO’s, ZIM is poised to start the subsequent part by opening the chance to maneuver to eB/L to all ZIM prospects in chosen trades .In the primary quarter of 2019, ZIM plans to give attention to the Asia-South Africa and North America-Mediterranean trades. These trades have been chosen on account of their numerous actions and concerned gamers.
Digitizing the delivery documentation course of could have an amazing impact of decreasing the time, complexity and prices for all events concerned.
ZIM is pioneering the digitization efforts and have began involving different trade stakeholders for the trade of information and the creation of trade requirements.
Eyal Ben-Amram, ZIM CIO: “Having gained considerable experience with this revolutionary technology, we are now moving forward. It’s part of our commitment to maximize digitization, and at the same time enhance our customer service levels and nurturing customer relations”.
Sea News, January 15