North American terminal operator joins Maersk & IBM platform
Global Container Terminals Inc. (GCT), a leading container terminal operator in North America has joined the TradeLens supply chain platform, underpinned by blockchain technology.
TradeLens is most famous as the platform Maersk Line has committed to.
GCT operates four strategically located, big ship ready terminals on the west and east coast of North America.
By joining TradeLens, GCT is ready to securely connect with supply chain partners including ocean carriers, beneficial cargo owners, and railways.
The TradeLens technology platform provides end-to-end supply chain information, facilitating “seamless data sharing”, collaboration and improved trade flows.
Doron Grosman, President & CEO of GCT, said: “As competition increases from other ports and customer demands intensify, we need to activate every solution to increase cargo velocity through our terminals and improve performance.”
Mike White, CEO of Maersk GTD and Head of TradeLens, said: “We are thrilled to have GCT join TradeLens and connect to a flexible business platform designed to spur innovation.
“Integrating data with ports, terminals, logistics providers, shippers, and carriers is essential for the vision of TradeLens to realize new ways of working within a collaborative industry ecosystem.
“GCT’s connection to TradeLens strengthens this new era of transparency and collaboration for the global supply chain.”
TradeLens is rapidly expanding with five of the world’s top six ocean carriers and ten of GCT’s ocean carrier customers committed to the TradeLens platform. GCT is proud to join this leading global trade collaboration.