Bimal Kanal, Director of GTD Solution Inc., Indian Subcontinent, recently joined the TradeLens collaboration bringing with him over 30 years’ industry experience. He has already been pivotal in bringing key ecosystem participants of ports, terminals, shippers, and customs authorities to the TradeLens platform. The platform — underpinned by blockchain — now supports more than half of global containerized traffic.
Bimal recently sat down with both Port Technology and Indian Transport & Logistics News to discuss the increased activity in digitizing transportation processes in the region, including the recent announcement of Adani Ports joining the platform.
Excerpts from these publications showcase the unique value that an open and neutral platform, like TradeLens, can bring when scale and size are key elements to make meaningful changes in global trade.
From Port Technology:
“India has tremendous opportunities to grow its interior markets. Digitizing supply chains and using blockchain represent a significant way to transform the country’s supply chains to improve efficiencies and competitive advantage.
Leveraging data from upstream transportation documents can pave the way for better customs processes, enabling their ability to identify risk profile containers, improved duty collection and increasing the velocity of customs clearance of ‘safe’ cargo.