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The electronic bill of lading leads the digital revolution in global shipping

Maritime Risk International

The electronic bill of lading leads the digital revolution in global shipping

Ian Kerr, of Bolero International, reports on a sea-change in trading processes


Just as paper marked a revolution in global trade nearly 2,000 years ago when it made its first appearance in Han China, so too are digital documents in today’s world, by providing enormous benefits via increased speed, efficiency and automation, along with greatly reduced costs. Digital documents are replacing paper ones in the same way those same paper documents once replaced more costly and cumbersome materials (think silk or wood) and bringing about new opportunities.


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