A Research on the Level of Block Chain Awareness of Port Managers

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Number of pages: 1218-1223
Year-Number: 2022-97

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Blockchain is an emerging technology that is considered by many to be a disruptive core technology. In this study, an evaluation was made on the use and awareness of the blockchain in port logistics in our country. A semi-structured interview technique was used to interview with the managers of the ports in different geographic areas of Turkey. In the qualitative research, the blockchain awareness level of eighteen port managers was determined. The participants of interview had received seven different questions by online and/or face to face. Some implications have been made on the use of blockchain in port logistics. When the answers reviewed, it has seen that the usage areas of the blockchain awareness is relatively high and especially been associated with financial transactions. At the same time, there has been no consensus observed on whether usage of this technology is beneficial. It is expected that this study will benefit researchers who want to study the use of blockchain in maritime and port logistics in the future

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Abstract

Blockchain is an emerging technology that is considered by many to be a disruptive core technology. In this study, an evaluation was made on the use and awareness of the blockchain in port logistics in our country. A semi-structured interview technique was used to interview with the managers of the ports in different geographic areas of Turkey. In the qualitative research, the blockchain awareness level of eighteen port managers was determined. The participants of interview had received seven different questions by online and/or face to face. Some implications have been made on the use of blockchain in port logistics. When the answers reviewed, it has seen that the usage areas of the blockchain awareness is relatively high and especially been associated with financial transactions. At the same time, there has been no consensus observed on whether usage of this technology is beneficial. It is expected that this study will benefit researchers who want to study the use of blockchain in maritime and port logistics in the future

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