TradeLens connects global supply chains

Transform your container logistics by freeing it from legacy data systems, manual document handling and poor visibility.

A smarter way to engage in trade

TradeLens is digitizing and transforming trade for the benefit of industry and authorities all along the global supply chain. It offers a more open, trusted, transparent and secure way to conduct trade through a business platform model underpinned by blockchain.

The TradeLens platform has been jointly developed by Maersk and IBM and is supported by major carriers covering more than 60% of global containerized trade.

Traditionally, critical shipping data has been held in paper and various digital formats across dozens of service providers along the supply chain, requiring complex, cumbersome, and costly peer-to-peer messaging. The result is inconsistent information across organizational boundaries, latency in obtaining shipment visibility, and blind spots that hinder the efficient flow of goods.

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Digitise your cross-organizational business process

The collection and processing of timely data and the latest documentation requires businesses to spend time on manual checks and frequent follow-ups that results in errors, delays and high compliance costs.

These challenges have significant downstream repercussions. The inability to forecast and plan effectively, address supply chain disruptions in near real-time, and share trusted information across the supply chain leads to excessive safety stock inventory, high administrative costs, operational challenges, and ultimately poor customer service.

Learn in detail how TradeLens is solving challenges at the heart of global supply chains

Main features of TradeLens

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TradeLens eBL
A digital electronic Bill of Lading (eBL) solution that provides shippers, cargo owners and freight-forwarders a streamlined and secure process for the issue, transfer and surrender of original bills of lading.
Visibility
Transport Insight
Get dynamically updated transport plans with data from upstream and downstream, keeping you informed of changes that could impact your shipment, while keeping all parties updated.
Document
Document Sharing
Quickly access and share digitised trade documents and associated events with your supply-chain partners, with an immutable audit trail and crystal-clear version control.
Industry Insights
Notifications
Set notifications for your critical shipping and document events, so your teams are alerted to those events immediately on in-house systems or mobile devices.
Digital synergies
API Integration
TradeLens is integrated through non-proprietary, publicly available APIs that are simple to set-up, so you and your partners can quickly share data and expedite trade.
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Partner Access
Bring your suppliers, customers, transportation providers, and logistics partners to create a collaboration workspace, where everyone is working off the same data and documents.

I can’t wait to introduce TradeLens to all of my agents overseas. I think TradeLens give us opportunity to see how technology improves our industry. I am exciting to see TradeLens provide more digital solution in near future.

Managing Director
Asian Freight Forwarder

I have to say, in light of the situation going on now with COVID-19, TradeLens has been the best investment I have made to my Supply Chain. I have been through 9-11, the Northeast Blackout of 2003 and Hurricane Sandy, and now that we are going through COVID-19, it's very clear that a robust platform like TradeLens is nearly a necessity these days

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Security

TradeLens is built with the comprehensive security capabilities of a mission-critical platform handling data for Fortune 500 clients.

Permissioned access

Critical shipping data and information about a shipment are accessible only to permissioned parties.

Documents hashed to blockchain

Hashes of critical documents are published to the TradeLens blockchain for immutability and transparency.

Enterprise-grade security

The TradeLens platform has been developed with comprehensive security measures in place to prevent intrusion and other threats. The TradeLens platform is accredited with the ISO27001 IT security certification.

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PUMA moves its supply chain ‘Forever Faster’ through TradeLens notifications

Puma needed more visibility through their transportation management to save important time.

Getting started with TradeLens

The TradeLens platform brings together a pre-built ecosystem, blockchain underpinned documents and the ability to manage cross organisational workflows. To understand the best use case for you, contact one of our experts for a customised demo.
Industry Insights

A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM to discontinue TradeLens, a blockchain-enabled global trade platform

The TradeLens team is taking action to withdraw the offerings and discontinue the platform, and the intent is that the platform will go offline by end of quarter one, 2023.