Global Container Terminals Inc. (GCT), a leading container terminal operator in North America, has joined TradeLens.
GCT operates four big ship ready terminals on the west and east coast of North America. The company is a leader in technologically advanced terminal operations.
“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.” Mike White, CEO of Maersk GTD and Head of TradeLens.
By joining TradeLens, GCT will securely connect with supply chain partners including ocean carriers, beneficial cargo owners and railways. The TradeLens blockchain technology platform provides end-to-end supply chain information, facilitating seamless data sharing, collaboration and improved trade flows.
“GCT remains committed to leading in innovation, value and safety. Joining a technology platform like TradeLens only adds to our capability to deliver best-in-class service and visibility to our supply chain partners,” said Doron Grosman, President & CEO of GCT. ”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.”
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 platform.
“We are pleased to see more leading organizations from across the shipping industry sign on to the platform. As TradeLens evolves, it is critical more supply chain partners participate to facilitate an open and transparent approach to information sharing. This enhanced level of visibility and efficiency will ultimately benefit the entire industry and our customers.” Eyal Ben-Amram, CIO of ZIM.
The program will be rolled out in phases at all four of GCT’s terminals adding visibility to the east and west coasts of North America.