Introducing ShipChain’s Backend Services

If you’ve been following our blog, trends in logistics, or just the news in general, by now you know that blockchain is a big deal. Imagine a world in which all of your data is virtually unhackable, secure, and unable to be tampered with. Now imagine removing third-parties and their added costs entirely. You’re looking

Food Recalls: What Makes Romaine Lettuce So Special?

If you’re like me, you have probably wondered why the same foods keep getting tangled up in the major recalls. For example, what is it about romaine lettuce that makes it so susceptible to bacterial contamination? I always thought salads were the best choice on the menu, but have I been wrong this whole time?

How a Blockchain Platform Will Help Truckers Be More Efficient and Earn More Money

The trucking industry moves more than 70% of America’s freight, and gross freight revenues from trucking exceeded $726.4 billion in 2015, reports TechCrunch. Today, shippers are demanding more availability, time and capacity, and truckers are struggling to meet these demands. In response, the value of a blockchain trucking platform will grow, and according to our

By |2019-05-07T11:03:00-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Shipping, Trucking|1 Comment

5 Reasons That 3PL Companies are Looking for Blockchain Technology Partners

Shippers have traditionally turned to third-party logistics providers (3PL) to augment their logistics strategies. However, recent developments in the supply chain and globalization of the supply chain have triggered a surge of value-added services. Instead of merely providing logistics management and expansion of available capacity, today's 3PL offers a whole host of additional services, including

By |2019-05-07T11:04:03-07:00April 25th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Logistics, Shipping, Supply Chain, Tech, Trucking|1 Comment

A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics

Nowadays, evolving technology can dramatically change the way society functions. I can still remember my very first cellphone. The most high-tech things it could do were make phone calls and send text messages, all hand-crafted in T9 of course. Fast forward fifteen years and now my cellphone also doubles as my HD camera, portable music

By |2019-05-07T11:03:29-07:00April 17th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Logistics, Supply Chain|1 Comment

Why Walmart is Paying Truckers Almost $90,000 a Year

Near the end of 2018, Walmart announced it plans to raise trucker salaries to approximately $87,500. That is in stark contrast to the current median clocking in at roughly $44,281. Now if your first thought is to quit your job immediately and apply to drive for Walmart, I don’t blame you. The salary is impressive,

By |2019-04-10T09:43:08-07:00April 10th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Logistics, Shipping, Supply Chain, Trucking|0 Comments

A Win-Win Situation: Electronic Device Manufacturers and Blockchain Solutions

As blockchain is now a frequent topic of discussion among supply chain circles, it is essential to consider how it could affect electronic device manufacturers. Marrying electronic device manufacturers and blockchain software vendors will have a profound impact on reducing the spread of counterfeit products and more. According to Maja Vujinovic of CoinDesk, 30% of

By |2019-04-02T11:15:50-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Supply Chain|0 Comments

Dynamic Blockie Generation with Lambda@Edge

Blockchain and Ethereum technology can be very confusing if you don’t have a background in either. It seems that every time I mention that I work for a Blockchain company, the conversation inevitably goes to how exactly it works and what it all means. One aspect that can appear daunting is understanding an Ethereum wallet.

By |2019-03-18T11:30:32-07:00March 18th, 2019|Blockchain, ShipChain Team, Tech|0 Comments

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype over blockchain. When it comes to supply chain, the vast promises of renewed visibility and traceability are abundant. While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and

By |2019-03-18T10:23:49-07:00March 13th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Logistics, Shipping, Supply Chain|1 Comment

ShipChain and Scanlog Partner Over Blockchain-Based Track-and-Trace Platform

ShipChain, the blockchain-based end-to-end logistics startup, has announced the integration of its platform with Scandinavian logistics company Scanlog, to help with the track-and-trace of Scanlog’s freight moving across the company’s global logistics network. The importance of transparency in supply chains can never be stressed enough, with businesses that deal with cargo movement across international borders

By |2019-02-28T10:19:00-07:00February 28th, 2019|Blockchain, Industry, Press, Supply Chain, Updates|0 Comments