2019年10月30日，西班牙巴塞罗那/PRNewswire/——ConsolFreight今日在巴塞罗那物联网方案世界大会（IoT Solutions World Congress）上发布全新概念证明报告“贸易转寄”（Trade Forward）。这一雄心勃勃的项目获得了Telefonica的支持，Telefonica通过自身物联网连接平台Kite为其提供连接性。该项目同时包含了使用EOSIO区块链技术的EOS Dublin、佛罗里达区块链基金（Florida Blockchain Foundation）以及为运输货物提供保险的Anova Marine等核心企业的合作。
“银行在决定和验证交易货物的价值上具有局限性。它们让物流和金融机构之间泾渭分明，其间的资产价值完全与过程分离。因此才遗留下价值约1.6万亿美元的借贷市场有待利用。”ConsolFreight的CEO Ernesto Vila如此说道。
首发TradeForward运输由货运代理Tech Cargo在南美地区展开。其后的运输将由 Freight and Transit Co. LTD进行，以确保非洲大陆的非传统贸易金融的开展。在拉丁美洲添加的试点运输将由ADEKO Enterprises S.A.、Globalog S.A.以及Tree Logistics承运。
BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, ConsolFreight released its new Proof of Concept report “Trade Forward” at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. The ambitious project has the support of Telefonica, who provided connectivity through Kite, their IoT connectivity platform. It also included the collaboration of key organizations such as EOS Dublin using EOSIO blockchain technology, the Florida Blockchain Foundation, and Anova Marine, which provided insurance coverage to the transported cargo.
The Proof of Concept aims to provide liquidity, create new revenue streams, and ultimately advance the role of freight forwarders in the Supply Chain. Trade Forward is a new business model of collaboration amongst insurance companies, financial institutions, and logistics providers. This model, where the freight forwarders are the centerpiece, brings the following benefits:
- SMEs financial inclusion
- Full oversight of trade asset movement
- Streamline data exchange between the multiple parties
- Risk mitigation and redistribution along the Supply Chain
- Optimized operational liquidity for exporters and importers
- Decreased paperwork and institutional bureaucracy
“Banks are short-sighted in determining and validating the value of the goods being financed. They have drawn a very distinctive line between Logistics and Financial institutions, where the value of the assets is entirely disconnected from the process. Thus, leaving an untapped market of unfulfilled credit demand estimated at $1.6 trillion,” says ConsolFreight’s CEO, Ernesto Vila.
This revolutionary test was carried out by a dedicated team of experts in blockchain, logistics, supply chain management, and finance. Members of the ConsolFreight ecosystem are conducting pilots along with companies like Telefonica and Anova Marine. These partnerships are allowing smaller players to get access to larger organization solutions, generating technological inclusion.
The first TradeForward shipment was handled by freight forwarder Tech Cargo in the region of North America. The following shipments will be carried out by Freight and Transit Co. LTD to enable non-traditional trade finance in the African continent. Additional pilots in LATAM will be carried out by ADEKO Enterprises S.A., Globalog S.A., and Tree Logistics.
If you want to know more and become part of our Early Adopter Program, sign up here: https://www.tradeforward.org/
ConsolFreight was founded in 2016. It is a collaborative platform that uses breakthrough technology such as blockchain and IoT to help improve the logistics and supply chain current processes. ConsolFreight works towards enhancing and better positioning the role of freight forwarders, helping them to grow their business and evolve with the current times. They achieve that by utilizing technology as an enabler in harnessing traditional freight forwarders with solutions that allow them to provide better customer experience, collaborate with others and compete against bigger players in the industry.