Air Cargo China Forum: Blockchain Technology – The Ultimate Way to Increase Transparency, Data Security and Efficiency within Air Cargo?

Date: 2018.5.16

Time: 10:30-12:00

Room: N2-M42


Organizer: Messe München


Moderator: Mr. Bernd MARESCH, Owner & Managing Director, MARESCH Ltd.


  • Find out the real potential and value of blockchain. See some first results of cargo participants working on that topic. Find out what kind of skills will be required from employees in air cargo to understand and manage this technology. Analyse if there is a need for more interaction and knowledge “upgrading” on that topic. What next steps for airfreight are required, to get closed to really implementing this technology?


The airfreight world is longing for real-time information and transparency. Reducing paperwork. Accessible information anytime for all participants. But also, recent examples rise the need for a secure data world. A cargo-dream too good to be true? Blockchain technology seems to make it happen. First trials have been done. But to be honest: For air cargo it is still a new and unknown technology although it got well-known with the digital currency bitcoin.

How can it re-shape the air cargo industry for a better? What are its implications in terms of skills and requirements for the air cargo industry?