The 2018 Logistics Hackathon: a successful innovation event

On November 16-17, 23 teams competed across 5 challenges. 5 winning teams pitched their concept to gala attendees: H. Essers & Friend, TMHBE, Lineas, Arteveldehogeschool and the overall winner: Vangrislande. Read the full report in Flows (Dutch). Recap and photos on the Logistics Hackathon website. The event was organized in cooperation with OTM (the Belgian…
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10th December 2018 0

Legality of digital trade documents

  “It will be the Rotterdam Rules OR paper documents.” – prof. Michael Sturley made a very clear statement in his presentation in the CMI Standing Committee Carriage of Goods meeting last week in London, stressing the importance of regulatory frameworks for digital trade. The – unratified – Rotterdam Rules (2009) can be considered an…
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13th November 2018 0
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1st logistics hackathon for Belgium

On November 16-17, the Logistics Challenge Hackathon takes place in Antwerp. Here, 125 participants solve 5 challenges in 24 hours. As a collaboration between Dockflow and OTM (the Belgian Shippers’ Council), it is the first hackathon to focus on logistics and supply chain issues in Belgium. Hackathon & innovation The challenges focus on logistics and…
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25th August 2018 0

OPINIE – Maersk en IBM blockchain: een zinkend schip?

  Volgens Maersk & IBM gaat het bij TradeLens om een heuse vernieuwing. Maar volgens mij is het besef gekomen dat de joint venture tussen beide partijen haaks staat op de bestaansreden van blockchaintechnologie. Blockchain heeft immers als doel de macht bij de deelnemers in het netwerk te leggen, zodat zij onafhankelijk van een tussenpersoon handel…
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13th August 2018 0

Blockchain shipping: a new shipment protocol

Cryptocurrencies are fun, exciting, and easy to understand, so they’re getting the most coverage in the blockchain revolution. However, the underlying blockchain technology is already getting tested in dozens of industries, from agriculture to energy to art. Blockchain shipping and freight is another new development. It’s poised to change the entire chain of custody for…
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1st August 2018 0
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5 populaire blockchain-mythes onder de loep genomen

  Blockchain. Het is een van de meest gehypete woorden van het moment. Het is nochtans geen simpel concept en de bijhorende misverstanden zijn alomtegenwoordig. 1. “Blockchain kost overdreven veel energie en is daarom ook slecht voor het milieu.” Deze mythe is onder andere ontstaan door nieuwsberichten dat de mining van Bitcoins evenveel energie zou…
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5th July 2018 0

ETAPP Podcast: Alex Van Breedam (TRI-VIZOR) en Laurent Moyersoen (NxtPort) – part 2

In this episode (part 2) of the ETAPP Podcast (Dutch), Sven interviews Alex Van Breedam (co-founder of TRI-VIZOR) and Laurent Moyersoen (Business Analyst & Community Manager at NxtPort). Building the port of the future NxtPort is a Data Utility Platform that collects and pools data from various stages in the supply chain of the Port of Antwerp.…
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26th June 2018 0

ETAPP Podcast: Alex Van Breedam (TRI-VIZOR) en Laurent Moyersoen (NxtPort)

 In this episode of the ETAPP Podcast (Dutch), Sven interviews Alex Van Breedam (co-founder of TRI-VIZOR) and Laurent Moyersoen (Business Analyst & Community Manager at NxtPort). Building the port of the future NxtPort is a Data Utility Platform that collects and pools data from various stages in the supply chain of the Port of Antwerp. The…
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7th June 2018 0

Hackathon of the port: one year after (pt 2)

To address the digital challenges of the maritime and logistics industry in Antwerp, the port-hackathon “Logistics of the Future” took place in December of 2016. During the event, more than 200 participants – twice the number of participants of the World Port Hackathon 2016 in Rotterdam – from Belgium, Singapore, Mexico, Russia and Israel worked…
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3rd June 2018 0

NxtPort en data sharing: kunnen we het wel?

Woensdag jongstleden werd in een Co-Envision-sessie – powered by NxtPort – nagedacht rond digitale douane. Belangrijke mannen met invloedrijke mandaten, bakken ervaring en een gewichtige stem in het ons-kent-ons wereldje van de Antwerpse haven. “Hoera”, denkt elke gebruiker van het niet-altijd-even-beschikbare PLDA (PaperLess Douane en Accijnzen) systeem. Wie na het VOKA douanecongres nog deels op…
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2nd June 2018 0