Block chain new report: perishable food and transparency needs


nnnA recent study by Oceana, a nonprofit organization, reveals a new area in which block chains may be applied. In the course of transport of fresh foods (eg seafood), it is highly likely that errors will result from manual processing of paper-based air waybill (AWB) systems, which will cause the goods to be caught in a messy and mislabeled label. In addition to IATA’s electronic AWB program, block-chain technology may be a more effective solution, but the air industry has not yet conducted any of the technical pilot and test projects. However, if the pilot and pilot projects underway by the maritime industry have achieved satisfactory results, they may have a profound impact on the air cargo industry.n
nnTranslation: Clovern
nThink about the three seafood dinners you’ve eaten recently. Suppose you have eaten fresh silver salmon in the Pacific Northwest, or some delicious red snapper from the Gulf of Mexico and some tuna from Japan.n
nHowever, it is possible that these meals are mislabeled, and in fact you may have some unknown fish.n
nThis will make people feel uneasy, is not it? However, according to a recent study by nonprofit Oceana, the situation may have been real over the past decade. The organization found that, on average, about 30% of the world’s seafood will be posted around the label. Some of the popular fish, such as sea bream, bass and grouper, are more than half of the time being labeled, Oceana said that the rate of error in some areas even more than 80%.n
nWhile the news may allow some consumers to skip the next California hand roll at their favorite sushi shop, Air Transport also worries about the possibility that nearly one-third of their transport is in chaos because of Still mainly paper-based air waybill (AWB) system, will go through dozens of manual processing procedures and the air waybill order disrupted, which prone to the error on the instrument.n
nMany logistics experts believe that the solution to this problem, the solution is not necessarily IATA’s electronic AWB program, although e-AWB will certainly bring some improvement. On the contrary, many third-party logistics company’s IT department used in the specialized solution is the block-chain technology – a cloud-based system, whenever the transport of goods transferred hands, it will automatically create a record, a permanent, Invisible, shareable history.n
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nOver the past few years, most freight logistics conferences have referred to the regularity of the block chain, but this is not an empty buzzword – it is a kind of through the provision of sensitive data to the central structure and impeccable security, Thereby enabling profitable technology in the banking industry and other industries that rely on all interested parties. In a recent survey conducted by Xeneta, 72% of respondents believe that the technology will be used in the logistics industry to manage and simplify administrative work.n
nJody Cleworth, chief executive of Marine Transport International Limited (MTI), a UK freight forwarder, said the technology was worthy of publicity. He said:n
nn”Block chains have the ability to bring our industry into the real digital age, and the large number of containers handled each year means that the safe management of these containers will greatly reduce the complexity of the shipping industry.n
nnHowever, in the field of air cargo, the application of this technology is still in the concept stage, which means that the industry is almost not yet consider the future use of this technology test case. However, several pilot projects and tests are being carried out in shipping companies, including MTI, which will have a profound impact on the air cargo industry as long as these pilot and test projects have the desired results of the experts.n

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