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MeRS Driver: The Marriage Of Blockchain And Logistics On The Mediterranean-Rhône-Saône Axis

MeRS Driver: the marriage of blockchain and logistics on the Mediterranean-Rhône-Saône axis

MeRS Driver: The Marriage Of Blockchain And Logistics On The Mediterranean-Rhône-Saône AxisSource: Marseille Fos

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) October 2, 2019 – The port of Marseille Fos has hosted the meeting regarding the development of a blockchain pilot for the transport of freight on the scale of the Mediterranean-Rhône-Saône (MeRS) axis.

This project, part of the national ports strategy, aims to run a pilot to test the security of the digital transport chain to improve fluidity, safety and competitiveness of the supply chain and intermodal freight forwarding on the Rhône/Saône axis – digitalising the process and supply chain.

The companies MGI, BuyCo and KeeeX successfully tested earlier in 2019, the digitalisation of complete export process between Lyon and Marseille port, a major logistic axis for France. Blockchain technology, called KeeeX Stories, allows logging of authenticated and verifiable sequences of the logistics chain for the transport of containers on the Rhône-Saône-Mediterranean axis.

The tests carried out were notably thanks to the participation of companies KemOne, Alteo and Transcausse, and the road and river transport companies involved.

The device enables the anticipated sharing of documents, authenticated photographs, characteristic events and forecasts (including the loading of the containers, their weight, their origin and their destination), which allows optimisation of the entire logistics process, providing new services and anticipating traceability.

The pilot project was financed by the Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts Group), VNF (Voies Navigables de France), CNR (Compagnie Nationale du Rhône), and GPMM (Grand Port Maritime of Marseille).

PortSEurope Note: A blockchain is a database for storing transactions that is shared among all the parties in a network. It serves as an (encrypted) ledger for information and has huge potential to transform the logistics chain at ports, particularly, and how products are produced, sold and exchanged, in general.

Source: Marseille Fos

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