Jordanian Customs is to pilot the global trade digital platform, TradeLens, which is underpinned by blockchain technology, and which has been jointly developed by Maersk and IBM. TradeLens aims to offer systems through which information can be exchanged between supply chain partners in a way that simplifies shipping operations and goods discharge procedures in ports.
Welcoming Jordan Customs to the TradeLens platform, Mike White, CEO of Maersk GTD and Head of TradeLens, said, “Bringing the benefits of digitised supply chain documentation and integrating data with government agencies, logistics providers, shippers, terminal operators, and carriers is essential to the TradeLens vision for a more connected global supply chain. Jordan Customs now bolsters a strong Middle East regional ecosystem for TradeLens where blockchain is well positioned to be one of the major components in the elimination of paper documents in the customs industry.”
According to the agreement, a pilot zone will be established in the Aqaba Customs Centre to transport goods through the Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT).