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Release of guidelines for the construction of electronic shipping platform for imported containers based on blockchain

On September 29, 2021, the Ministry of Transport issued the Guidelines for the Construction of Electronic Delivery Platform for Imported Containers Based on Blockchain (hereinafter referred to as the “Guidelines”), which put forward the requirements for platform construction, clarified the data format and interaction requirements on the chain of container documents such as bill of lading, sea waybill and equipment delivery order, and promoted port and shipping enterprises to strengthen coordination and linkage, accelerate platform application and data sharing, Promote electronic release of imported containers based on blockchain, promote the digital transformation of shipping, and improve the port business environment.

And the implementation of the “smooth traffic project” for imported e-commerce cargo ports and navigation will be listed as one of the practical things that will make transportation closer to people’s livelihood in 2021. At present, 8 ports, including Shanghai and Ningbo Zhoushan, have achieved electronic release of goods from import container ports based on blockchain, and the average processing time of port and shipping documents for major import e-commerce goods has been reduced from 2 days to less than 4 hours.

In order to effectively solve the problems that the release of imported container goods in China at ports depends on paper documents, involves multiple subjects and links, and the handling process is complex, the Ministry of Transport has prepared and issued the Guide, which guides the water transport industry to continuously deepen the platform application and data sharing, and deepen the application of electronic release platform for imported containers based on the blockchain, which will satisfy the people in building transportation It is of great significance to promote the high-quality development of the port and shipping industry, actively respond to the global COVID-19 epidemic, and continuously optimize the business environment.