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  • Type Instant Insight
  • Date 22 October 2019
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Abstract

On September 21, 2019, Saudi Customs, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Saudi Ports Authority, and the logistics firm, A.P. Moller – Maersk, jointly announced the successful completion of a blockchain pilot project tracking a shipping container from King Abdulaziz Port, Dammam to the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Authors

Jitendra Roychoudhury

Research Fellow Jitendra Roychoudhury is a Fellow II at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His ongoing… Jitendra Roychoudhury is a Fellow II at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His ongoing research portfolio at KAPSARC covers various economic, energy, and policy developments and the impact of policies on global commodity markets. Before joining KAPSARC, Jitendra was the director and chief consultant at HDR|Salva, India, where he worked with clients worldwide. Jitendra has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune, India and a postgraduate diploma in business management from Welingkar’s Institute of Management, India.

Expertise

  • Freight
  • Transport
  • Geopolitics
  • Commodity Flows
  • Shipping
  • Hydrogen.

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Pavithra Kumar Shetty

Senior Web Developer As a senior web developer in the Energy Information Management team, Shetty is responsible for developing and architecting web applications… As a senior web developer in the Energy Information Management team, Shetty is responsible for developing and architecting web applications needed for KAPSARC insights. Shetty led the development of KAPSARC research insight web app and building the energy efficiency Java server to run from the web. He has over 14 years of development experience in all areas of web software development including user interfaces, middleware, and cloud infrastructure. He has mastered full stack development using Java, MongDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and NodeJS. Formerly, Shetty was the principal architect at a technology-driven real estate startup in India called Grabhouse, with responsibility for building a highly available and scalable web portal and backend processes. Prior to that Shetty worked as principal software engineer at IHS and played a key role in building the web product suite for their electronics database solution.

Expertise

  • Distributed systems
  • Blockchain
  • Machine learning and software architecture

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