“No one knows it’s lychee when riding on the red dust princess.” one day, the color changes. Two days, the fragrance changes. Three days, the taste changes. Four or five days later, the color and fragrance are gone The delicacy of litchi can be seen from Bai Juyi’s preface to litchi map. But if we take a scientific view from the point of view of logistics, Chang’an is thousands of kilometers away from the south of the five ridges. According to the traffic conditions of the Tang Dynasty, even if Emperor Xuanzong dotes on Yang Guifei again, what she can eat should also be “taste changing” litchi in three days. However, it is said that litchi is packed in wooden boxes with interlayer and ice. If the legend is true, it can be regarded as the prototype of cold chain logistics.
Today, with the continuous development of e-commerce and the continuous improvement of living standards, the demand for high-quality agricultural products, dairy products, meat and poultry and other fresh food is growing day by day, China’s cold chain logistics ushers in the development opportunity of the whole industry. In recent years, more than 20 national ministries and commissions, including the general office of the State Council, the Security Committee of the State Council, the Ministry of industry and information technology, and the Ministry of public security, have issued 15 policy plans related to the cold chain logistics industry, taking the cold chain logistics industry as an important means to ensure the safety of food and people’s livelihood, which has laid a solid foundation for the development of the cold chain industry.
Data shows that in 2018, the scale of China’s cold chain logistics market reached 303.5 billion yuan, an increase of 48.5 billion yuan over the previous year, a year-on-year increase of 19%; the total demand of China’s cold chain logistics reached 180 million tons, an increase of 33 million tons over the previous year, a year-on-year increase of 22.1%. It is predicted that by 2020, the market scale of cold chain logistics industry in China will reach 500 billion yuan, and the annual compound growth rate will exceed 20%. The proportion of cold chain logistics industry in the whole logistics industry is also increasing year by year, and the value and position of the industry is becoming more and more important.
However, due to the high technical threshold and professional demand of cold chain logistics industry, and the heavy investment cost of assets such as refrigerators and transport vehicles, capital flow has become a shackle of the development of the industry. Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, financing under the traditional financial service mode is difficult and slow to meet the needs of rapid development.
In order to solve the problem of insufficient supply of financial services for small and medium-sized enterprises in cold chain industry, ant financial technology, together with ant ecological alliance partners, has reached a cooperation intention with Wuhan wanton group, a leading domestic cold chain logistics enterprise. Both sides have worked together to build a financial service platform for cold chain industry, use technology to solve the problems of small and micro financial services in cold chain industry, and carry out inclusive financial services Build a healthy and growing ten thousand ton cold chain ecosystem.
Wuhan wanton group is a well-known professional cold chain logistics company in China. Its enterprises are distributed in Wuhan, Ezhou, Chongqing, Kunming, Yangzhou and so on. It covers more than 20 provinces and cities in China. Its own cold storage capacity exceeds nearly one million tons. Its market scale and cargo throughput rank the top three in China for ten consecutive years. The annual trading volume of its market is more than 50 billion yuan, and its agricultural and sideline products account for more than 70% of the total consumption of refrigerated and fresh-keeping non-staple food of residents in Hubei, Chongqing, Kunming and Yangzhou. Its commodity sales network covers nearly 200 million people.
This time, ant financial and Wuhan wanton will jointly establish a 10000 ton cold chain industry ecological alliance. Through ant blockchain baas platform, it will link to Wuhan’s 10000 ton science and technology supply chain platform, as well as manufacturers, distributors, logistics, different financial institutions and government regulatory departments in the cold chain link, and integrate the business flow, information flow, logistics and capital flow in the cold chain business to achieve credibility According to synchronization.
At the same time, we will integrate the characteristics of cold chain logistics and supply chain finance, combine the capabilities of ant baas platform mobile, IOT, risk control, traceability, safety certification, and jointly build inclusive financial services for small and medium-sized distributors in cold chain industry.
In the platform of wantontong, ant blockchain perfectly combines with its IOT equipment to make the logistics, storage, goods location and storage information real on the chain, so as to make things credible.
Ant blockchain’s tee (trusted execution environment) hardware privacy contract chain (hereinafter referred to as “tee contract chain”) makes full use of hardware tee technology to provide efficient, general and secure blockchain privacy protection capabilities for financial level enterprise users.
In the cold chain ecosystem of ten thousand tons, the multi-party data sharing and storage based on blockchain technology ensures the security and privacy of personal and enterprise data. Cold chain logistics enterprises can make online payment on the platform, which can not only improve the efficiency of cold chain logistics settlement, but also guarantee the capital security in the process of cold chain logistics online transaction.
Through this cooperation, both sides will jointly explore the healthy development of cold chain industry. Through the application of financial technology and blockchain technology, they will jointly build more cold chain application scenarios and create a business environment of trust, which will guarantee the growth and development of more and more cold chain enterprises.