DOCKFLOW

A blockchain-based logistics web application

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IndustriesLogistic
Date2019 - 2020

Dockflow is a container tracking platform made simple. Started in Antwerp, Belgium, where a big international port is located, it is designed for tracking worldwide temperature-controlled shipments. It features a smart, open and automated logistics system.

Dockflow’s team strives for a transition from traditional supply chains to the very effective interconnected sets of agile and dynamic trade networks embodied in the concept of the Physical Internet.

The challenge

Dockflow needed a web-based logistic application: easy-manageable for users and well-engineered from the inside. The actual goal was to create an open, digital backbone for data exchange in global trade networks.

After running a pilot version and implementing the features that were needed for starting, we paused our partnership for about 6 months. During that period Dockflow worked a lot with branding and communications, figured out what else they needed for customers’ satisfaction and got back to us with a new flow of tasks. Currently, we are working on implementing several new features, including some additional temperature tracking data and new location sensors implementing.

  1. Easy-manageable and well-engineered application
  2. Implementing several new features
  3. An example of what had to be done

The solution

Process

Our team introduced new solutions that were resulted in:

  • Сreated and implemented the project’s general architecture
  • Development speed rise
  • New features architecture developed
  • improved code constantly
  • secured the system’s data with blockchain technology
  • integrated several third-party APIs
  • run a three-month pilot version and tested all the created features on a partner’s logistics company

The Fivewalls team was worked via Agile development with Sprints with SCRUM master. Resources involved: 4 full-stack developers in total.

New features implementation

Sensors and tracking devices integration

Collection and processing of location data to determine in which state (detention/demurrage) a cargo is at any given time

The done

The collaboration between Dockflow and Nextup provided faster new feature development. As a startup, Dockflow needed to launch quickly. To increase the efficiency of development, our services was a logical choice for this project, as it provided:

Сreated and implemented the project’s general architecture

  • delivered a three-month pilot version and tested all the created features on a partner’s logistics company
  • secured the system’s data with blockchain technology
  • several third-party APIs integrations

New feature added:

  • Cargo track and analyzing system
  • Admin dashboard development
  • Notification cargo (using Websockets)
  • File handling
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