Indonesian carrier PT Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines (SPIL) has joined TradeLens, the blockchain-enabled shipping platform jointly developed by Maersk and IBM to support the digital exchange of cargo data and documentation.
The move will provide SPIL customers with greater digital access to data from international supply chain stakeholders, expanding their ability to book, track shipments, or set-up finance payments using mySPIL, the shipping company’s mobile application for booking services.
“Digitalisation in the logistics business is no longer ‘good to have’, but it is now an essential part of our business processes,” said Yudi Mulyawan, Chief Technology Officer PT SPIL.
“All our customer touchpoints are now digitalised, and joining TradeLens allows us to merge our platform together for a much wider customer base, enabling a complete end-to-end digital transaction.”
The TradeLens platform connects with more than half of the world’s ocean container cargo via an ecosystem that includes more than 160 participants. The system is commercially available, and its open APIs are public and can be accessed by anybody, the organisation says.
“With SPIL joining TradeLens, shippers from the region can gain access to the breadth of an ecosystem which spans the entire global logistics industry, from customs authorities and agents to international and regional carriers,” said Mike White, CEO GTD Solutions and Head of TradeLens.
“The flow of reliable, trustworthy information plus the TradeLens platform’s ability to address core pain points through digitisation and the replacement of paper-based processes is helping drive an industry-wide transformation.”