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Information exchange and block chains in short sea maritime supply chains

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Hvolby, HH, Steger-Jensen, K, Bech, A, Vestergaard, S, Svensson, C and Neagoe, M 2022 , 'Information exchange and block chains in short sea maritime supply chains' , Procedia Computer Science, vol. 181 , pp. 722-729 , doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2021.01.224.

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Abstract

This paper describes the challenges of the maritime supply chain compared to land transport and discusses the new digital initiatives to simplify the processes and enable a better plan for the entire supply chain. First, the background is outlined with an example of the extensive admin processes in maritime transport compared to road transport, followed by a case example presenting the processes of a booking. The case study concludes that the lack of integration is costly in terms of both admin resources, as well as lost capacity on some ships and missing capacity on others. Finally, the evolution of new digital initiatives are discussed, both in general and in terms of competing alliances as seen in the airline industry. The paper concludes that the information exchange in the maritime industry has moved drastically in the last 3 years and that one initiative, TradeLens, seems to have gained a position as maritime standard despite a problematic start with many competing initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hvolby, HH and Steger-Jensen, K and Bech, A and Vestergaard, S and Svensson, C and Neagoe, M
Keywords: maritime supply chains, short sea shipping, information exchange, blockchain, transport, ICT
Journal or Publication Title: Procedia Computer Science
Publisher: Elsevier BV
ISSN: 1877-0509
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.procs.2021.01.224
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© 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of the scientific committee of the CENTERIS - International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCist - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies 2020.

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