Today(25-Jun), Hapag-Lloyd became a member of the TradeLens platform. Through a single platform, TradeLens provides shippers, consignees, and freight forwarders with direct access to digital, multi-carrier visibility and documentation processes for their maritime supply chains. Clients can also connect their important supply chain partners to the digital platform, allowing them to see their inbound supply chains considerably earlier. All Tradelens ‘ecosystem’ members submit their planned, estimated, and actual milestone events, which can subsequently be consumed by all other permissioned members.
“The TradeLens platform has great potential to enable supply chain processes and documentation handling to be digitized. Our customers will clearly benefit from increased transparency, accuracy, speed and efficiency in their supply chains -leading to reduced cost,” says Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.
Hapag-Lloyd just finished a pilot program to evaluate the complicated data provisioning and permissioned access systems and is currently working to provide TradeLens’ benefits to its clients and business partners across all main geographies. Five of the six largest container shipping carriers have joined TradeLens as of today.
Tradelens is working on a number of new products and services, including an electronic bill of lading (TradeLens eBL), which provides clients with an end-to-end digital process for the issuance, transfer, and surrender of original bills of lading.