Madrid, October 27, 2022.- Usyncro, the solution of Spanish origin that uses Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence for logistics management, presented in a practical way its integration with SIMPLE, for the interoperability of shipping documentation (Bill of Lading-BL) during the Logistics&Automation fair held in Madrid.
Usyncro is one of the 7 companies worldwide that distributes the FIATA Bill of Lading digital document for maritime shipments.
From 2024, the European Union’s eFTI Act will require member countries to make all documentation related to the transport of goods digital. In this line, both platforms comply with the guidelines advocated by the European Commission’s Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF), guaranteeing data ownership while sharing documents with third parties in a decentralized manner. Usyncro and SIMPLE allow the exchange of data between the different actors in the supply chain without losing governance (ownership) of the document at source.
Jaime Luezas, head of the Community Services Area of Puertos del Estado, presented this project, which is led by the Public Port Authority, together with ADIF and the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda. SIMPLE is part of the European initiative FEDeRATED, a federated network of platforms to enable the exchange of data in the logistics chain, in order to bring transparency to documentation related to the transport of goods.
In this process, Usyncro adds the security inherent in the use of Blockchain technology, guaranteeing the inviolability and immutability of shared documentation and minimizing the possibility of fraud. For her part, Cristina Martín Lorenzo, CEO of Usyncro, emphasized the importance of issuing these documents with the FIATA guarantee, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders, in order to provide legal coverage for the document.
VALIDATION OF COLLABORATIVE PLATFORMS
During the presentation, Usyncro generated the FIATA eFBL Paperless Solution digital maritime document, confirmed its validity with FIATA, and the State Ports platform accessed the generated documentation.
The demonstration was performed in real time by creating the digital Bill of Lading document linked to a shipment. Usyncro submitted the minimum source data requested by FIATA to generate the eDoc, including validation with Blockchain technology.
It was found that Usyncro and SIMPLE have many elements in common. In both cases, a digital ecosystem has been created to provide a view of the documents associated with the goods, in order to share them without losing data governance. This information is available in a decentralized way and facilitates the exchange of data between ecosystems with common capabilities and can be integrated via API or web interface.
“SIMPLE facilitates the exchange of data between supply chain operators and the administration, giving traceability and visibility to the operation, for the purposes of formalities for each mode: rail and maritime port in the first phase.”Luezas said that it will be operational by 2024 and highlighted digitalization as a key driver of efficiency, simplification and harmonization.
DIGITALIZATION AND SUSTAINABILITY IN LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
FIATA’s Paperless FBL solution, or Bill of Lading (BL), certifies the maritime shipment of goods and has been available since May of this year on the Usyncro platform. Its objective is to reduce BL document processing to zero paper. The eFBL digital proposal improves the security level of the BL compared to the paper version, introducing the use of Blockchain technology to authenticate the documents and facilitate their veracity to external parties.
“In addition to the BL, Usyncro has Smart Contracts and other eDocs available in its ecosystem for logistics management with a multimodal approach, such as the CMR or AWB,” said Cristina Martín, CEO of Usyncro.. “We are a fully collaborative platform with no limitations in terms of the integration of third-party services aimed at making freight transport management more efficient and sustainable,” he concluded, inviting those present to register and see first-hand the interoperability of Usyncro with other systems.