GSBN blockchain to link with Navis TOS following Kaleris deal

Maritime blockchain developer Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) has announced a new systems integration deal with Kaleris, owner of the Navis terminal operating system deployed by more than 500 terminals around the world.

By connecting GSBN’s system to the Kaleris Execution & Visibility Platform, a cloud-based logistics application, terminals using the Navis Terminal Operating System (TOS) software will be able to access pre-configured points of integration to support applications on top of GSBN’s infrastructure.

The Kaleris Execution & Visibility Platform will directly connect to GSBN’s Earliest Receiving Date (ERD) app, which employs blockchain technology to offer exporters a single location to access immutable, up-to-date and accurate ERD data.

In addition, Kaleris will leverage GSBN’s network to provide new tools for Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs), delivering data that can help them deal with issues such as unpredictable dwell time, congestion and volatility.

“Blockchain technology is playing an increasingly important role in bringing together trusted data to enable more resilient and efficient global supply chains,” said Bertrand Chen, CEO at GSBN.

“Our collaboration with Kaleris is a major milestone supporting this by building bridges between terminals using Navis solutions and stakeholders across the extended supply chain. We are looking forward to furthering such relationships to expand the use cases GSBN can help solve.”

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