In October, the MPA announced that it had adopted the TradeLens platform developed by Maersk and IBM.
Based on blockchain technology, TradeLens offers the various stakeholders in the supply chain a secure interface used exclusively for freight transport, facilitating information and data sharing. The Port of Montreal got involved in the project in collaboration with Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, whose terminals receive Maersk vessels, by providing data on vessel and container movement.
In September, the MPA also hosted the third edition of chainPORT Academy, a seminar organized by chainPORT, the international network of smart ports, which brought together representatives of smart ports from around the world to share knowledge, interact and together build a common vision for the future of marine transportation.
On October 13, the first edition of the chainPORT hackathon, in which the Port of Montreal participated, ended with a three-day creative marathon. This event rounded up the world’s best young innovative companies and was held simultaneously in Los Angeles and Antwerp, making it possible to seek innovative solutions to the challenges posed by the participating port authorities in order to imagine the ports of tomorrow.