The first paperless, instantly financed and fully door-to-door tracked container made its way from Korea to the warehouse of Samsung SDS in Tilburg via Port of Rotterdam on blockchain-based platform DELIVER.
ABN AMRO, Port of Rotterdam and Samsung SDS demonstrated
that blockchain technology enables interoperability, and that integrated
container tracking and tracing, required cargo documentation processing and
financing can all be done in a trusted, secure and paperless way.
As demonstrated in a Proof of Concept (PoC), a comprehensive
supply chain management system with paperless integration of physical,
administrative and financial flows is now truly feasible, the Port of Rotterdam
The Proof of Concept has shown that DELIVER can support
cross-supply chain end-to-end visibility for multi-modal cargo transport via
ocean carrier, truck and inland barge shipping, as well as streamline access to
As logistics service provider, Barge Terminal Tilburg
organised and executed the haulage of the sea container from the Port of Rotterdam
to the warehouse in Tilburg.
“The first shipments to use the platform gave us a good
insight into the possibilities of large-scale implementation. As cargo
recipient, we benefitted from real time information and advance availability of
digitized cargo documentation. We can re-design our processes more efficiently,
enabling us to act based on real-time events and trusted data,” Robert van der
Waal, Deputy President of Samsung SDS EU/CIS, DELIVER, said.
With the Proof of Concept phase completed, partners ABN
AMRO, Port of Rotterdam and Samsung SDS have signed an extended collaboration
agreement for the next phase of the DELIVER project.
The goal of this new phase is to conduct pilot projects with
multiple shippers from various industries operating in different trade lanes,
with the ultimate objective of reaching an open, independent and global cargo