Melbourne Australia, May 7 2018: Containerchain, creator of cloud-based software solutions for automating and synchronising operations across the landside container logistics industry announced today that industry veteran and outgoing managing director of ANL, John Lines, has joined its Advisory Board in the role of Chairman.

Lines, a recipient of the Order of Australia for services to the maritime sector, brings with him insight and expertise honed over an almost-fifty-year career in shipping. He remains active in the industry and is especially focused on advising both portside and landside logistics stakeholders to face the opportunities and challenges that digitisation of the container shipping supply chain brings.

Tony Paldano, CEO and founder of Containerchain, commented: “I’ve known John for many years and there are few in the industry as respected as he is - both here in Australia and internationally. His contribution to - and advocacy on behalf of - the industry is unmatched. I’m delighted to have John join us in the capacity of Chairman of the Containerchain Advisory Board as we continue on our path of transforming the efficiency and productivity of the sector.”

Mr Lines said: “The industry is facing a pivotal moment as it grapples with the greatest disruption since the invention of the shipping container. Digitisation offers a way for the sector to operate much more profitably and sustainably, effects I’ve seen first-hand first as a customer of Containerchain and a stakeholder in the industry. I’m excited to be able to offer my services to a dynamic and game-changing business like Containerchain.”


About Containerchain

Containerchain provides cloud-based software solutions to the landside container logistics industry, dedicated to simplifying operations, improving customer service levels and driving down the cost of moving containers from port-to-door. Trusted by the cargo shipping and landside logistics communities on three continents, Containerchain’s platform consists of a modular suite of products that provide real-time paperless tracking and visibility across the supply chain of more than 20,000 import and export container movements daily.

A technology innovator with the DNA of a logistics company, our goal is to help the industry unlock trapped potential and achieve better commercial results. Visit us at to find out more.