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Florida East Coast Railway has joined Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Posted: 11 May 2018 | | No comments yet

Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) receives another member, who will join BNSF, Union Pacific, Schneider FedEx and others…

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Class II regional railroad based in Jacksonville, the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway, has joined Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA).

As the newest BiTA member, FEC Railway is joining other leading transportation providers such as BNSF, Union Pacific, Schneider FedEx and others.

FEC Railway provide end-to-end intermodal and carload solutions to customers who require cost-effective and premium quality transportation solutions. FEC Railway owns and operates upon the 351 miles of track from Jacksonville to Miami.

Joining the alliance enables FEC Railway to continue its commitment in leveraging emerging technologies. 

“We are proud to be among the early members of the alliance, particularly among railroads,” said Lester Hightower, FEC’s Chief Information Officer. “Developing common industry standards is imperative if we are to take advantage of the potential benefits that blockchain applications might provide.”

In May 2018, Hightower and other transportation executives will attend the BiTA Spring Symposium to begin building the standards and framework for the alliance. “Collaborating with transportation and technology thought leaders will help our industry better serve its customers and I look forward to the learnings that the BiTA Spring Symposium is sure to bring,” said Lester.

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