On the 28th of March 2018 a workshop with the ZVDS (“Zentralverband Deutscher Schiffsmakler” – German Shipbrokers´Association) took place in the Digital Hub Logistics at Rödingsmarkt in Hamburg. The initial presentation part focussed mainly on the differentiation between public and private blockchains. As the next step the current blockchain related developments in the sea freight were presented followed by a discussion about the meaning for the shipbrokers´ business. Finally the group worked out ideas, how the shipbrokers should develop their role to strengthen their position when it comes to the deployment of blockchain in the freight businesses. Dr. Alexander Geisler, Managing Director ZVDS, said: “The workshop was extremely helpful and successful for our members. You could literally hear the ´click in the heads of the participants´.”