Swissport builds on blockchain partnerships
The ground services and air cargo handling provider Swissport International has signed letters of intent with two start-up companies to explore the potential of blockchain technology.
In the cargo handling business, where tracking and documentation are of key importance, Swissport intends to start a pilot phase with Olam, a non-profit foundation based in Israel, dedicated to developing an open-source platform for supply chain partners. This platform should enable such partners to collaborate in a decentralized, but secure and trust-enabled environment.
Hendrik Leyssens, Swissport's head of global cargo operations: "Thinking beyond traditional messaging, blockchain could eventually become the new standard allowing us to overcome the chronic lack of transparency, which is typical for fragmented supply chains." (ah)