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The blockchain game-changer

16 September 2018
Delivering the goods | DWF
Blockchain technology could change the face of commercial transport, but only once its full potential is unlocked. Read the third in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.

Blockchain is perhaps the technology that elicits the most ambivalence and is the most opaque – a paradox, considering its raison d’être as an incorruptible yet transparent distributed ledger is to create trust. But that hasn’t dampened our survey respondents’ perception of its potential, nor dissuaded some of the biggest players in logistics from endorsing this disruptive technology.

For example, this January, Maersk and IBM announced their intentions to launch a JV to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain across the entire global shipping ecosystem. By combining blockchain with AI and IoT, the new entity aims to “help companies move and track goods digitally across international borders”.

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Delivering the goods: Harnessing technology to drive the transport of the future

We conducted extensive research to assess how Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Electrification are transforming the transport sector. We examined the views of 250 CEOs, CTOs and CLOs from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific and North America, incorporating perspectives from industry leaders and innovators, as well as legal perspectives from our own experts in Italy, Germany, UK and UAE.

The full report 'Delivering the goods' will launch at the end of September, but you can exclusively receive technology feature articles throughout September. These include: 

  • AI at play: The benefits of using artificial intelligence in transport are clear, but can it live up to the hype?

  • Big Data, Big Opportunities: The adoption of data analytics has grown exponentially, but concerns over security and privacy remain.

  • Power Shift: With the advancement of electric vehicle fleets and the development of electric roads, is this the end for fossil fuels?

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