Last week we proposed that blockchain was a potential game changing technology in the maritime and shipping industries right now; but as hot as the topic is, we still find ourselves scratching our heads about how exactly the shipping industry can take advantage of blockchain. So we sat down with Deanna MacDonald, founder of BLOC, a Copenhagen-based organization that describes itself as: “The leading community and platform for maritime blockchain solutions” to try and get some clarification around blockchain and what it offers for the shipping industry. We were not disappointed in the answers, and found MacDonald’s comments both insightful and thought provoking.
The shipping industry has had to be efficient and cutting edge for its very existence as Hannah van Hemmen says “for hundreds of years”. Yet there is much concern that shipping will be slow to adopt new technologies, as Dustin Braden and others have suggested.
As change accelerates, future success in shipping and maritime depends on developing a holistic, digital vision, and some big, hairy, audacious goals. The Shipping 2030 conference series is ours, says […]