Blockchain Applications in Shipping, Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain

Shuaian Wang, Xiaobo Qu

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Abstract

Blockchain, as a new technology, has aroused wide attention from industry and academia in recent years. There are a huge number of articles and news reports about blockchain applications in shipping, transportation, logistics, and supply chain. This short tutorial aims to clarify (i) the key characteristics of blockchain that enable its use in shipping, transportation, logistics, and supply chain and (ii) how these key characteristics are applied. The key characteristics are decentralization, open data, and authenticity of data. The applications include smart contract, fast payment, information sharing, track and trace, and supply chain finance. We hope this tutorial can provide introductory knowledge to practitioners in shipping, transportation, logistics, and supply chain people who are not familiar with blockchain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Transportation Systems 2019
EditorsLakhmi C. Jain, Robert J. Howlett, Lu Zhen, Xiaobo Qu
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages225-231
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811386824
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event2nd KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems, KES-STS 2019 - St. Julians, Malta
Duration: 17 Jun 201919 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume149
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

Conference2nd KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems, KES-STS 2019
Country/TerritoryMalta
CitySt. Julians
Period17/06/1919/06/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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