Canada-based terminal operator GCT signs on the TradeLens platform

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Oct 21, 2019: Global Container Terminals (GCT), Canada-based terminal operator, has joined the TradeLens supply chain platform.

TradeLens is a blockchain-enabled digital shipping platform jointly developed by AP Moller – Maersk and IBM.

By joining TradeLens, GCT is ready to securely connect with supply chain partners including ocean carriers, beneficial cargo owners, and railways. The TradeLens technology platform provides end-to-end supply chain information, facilitating seamless data sharing, collaboration and improved trade flows.

Launched in 2018, the platform is rapidly expanding with five of the world’s top six ocean carriers and ten of GCT’s ocean carrier customers committed to the TradeLens platform.

Doron Grosman, president & CEO of GCT said: “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.”

“Integrating data with ports, terminals, logistics providers, shippers, and carriers is essential for the vision of TradeLens to realise 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,” said Mike White, CEO of Maersk GTD and head of TradeLens.

GCT operates four strategically located, big ship ready terminals on the west and east coast of North America. The programme will be rolled out in phases at all four of GCT’s terminals adding visibility to the east and west coasts of North America.

In the Port of Vancouver, GCT Canada is the heart of the Asia-Pacific Gateway. GCT Deltaport is Canada’s largest marine terminal, providing the most efficient ship-to-rail discharge facility worldwide, and GCT Vanterm is among the most productive terminals on the continent.

In the Port of New York and New Jersey, GCT USA boasts the fastest truck processing and vessel productivity in the harbor.

GCT New York is a full service facility offering near-dock CES operations, on-terminal warehousing, and unique customer solutions.

GCT Bayonne pioneered truck appointments on the East Coast using the latest technology, providing consistent and reliable turn-times.

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