Smart Supply Chain Alliance welcomes van der Walt to advisory board

(L-R) Matthieu Merchadou Melki, executive director, Florida Blockchain Foundation and Lionel van der Walt, president and chief executive, the Americas, PayCargo

PayCargo president and chief executive for the Americas Lionel van der Walt has joined the advisory board of the Smart Supply Chain Alliance (SSCA).

The alliance, which is part of the Florida Blockchain Foundation, aims to use collective business intelligence to build the infrastructure of the 21st century for the logistics supply chain. PayCargo is an online financial platform for moving money and remittance information between payers and vendors.

In his role on the SSCA board, Van der Walt will be part of a working group on payment solutions, covering FinTech, payment instruments and cryptocurrencies.

Matthieu Merchadou Melki, executive director and founder of the Florida Blockchain Foundation, said: “We are very much looking forward to exploring the multiple applications in the space of remittances, trade finance and cross border payments using DLT’s, IoT, FinTech and Lionel’s expertise to build the next generation of payment and financing solutions together with the members of the Smart Supply Chain Alliance.”

SSCA members include PortMiami, Miami International Airport, The Miami Dade Beacon Council Trade and Logistics Committee, The City of Miami, 10 freight forwarders, one carrier decentralised marketplace (with 170 carriers) and other supply chain stakeholders.

Its other working groups are perishables and temperature sensitive cargo; digital assets (for shippers and vendors); sea and air cargo operations; warehouse docks and yards operations; and aviation parts – track and trace.

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