Product Review: #dltledgers – cross border trade finance platform

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We have all heard the oft repeated phrases “we need to digitize”, “we will digitize”, “digitization is the future” etc but a lot of this is followed by inaction leading … Read more..

Another shipping line goes electronic with their bills of lading, this time Hapag Lloyd

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Global trade rebounded in Q1 2021, increasing by about 10% YoY and 4% QoQ. It is expected to further rebound in Q2 and projected to grow by 16%. However the … Read more..

How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..??

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How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..?? This question popped up on my comments and emails quite a few times since the beginning … Read more..

Letter of Credit requires IMO Number to be shown on Bill of Lading

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A case study on the obligations of a shipping line in terms of clauses/notations to be mentioned in a bill of lading.. Based on a real life question from a … Read more..

Checking of Bill of Lading against Customs documents

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Why does a shipping line or agent check or have to check a Bill of Lading against customs documents.. What are they checking for and what should they be checking … Read more..

Which is the most important function of a bill of lading and why..??

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A Bill of Lading (B/L) is one of the most commonly used commercial documents in the history of shipping and freight.. This document is issued in one form or the … Read more..

What are the main causes of Demurrage and Detention

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In one my previous articles, I explained the Difference between Demurrage and Detention.. After reading this, a few of my readers have asked me to explain the causes of demurrage and … Read more..

What is a Delivery Order and who issues it..??

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If you are in the shipping and freight industry, you would have no doubt heard about a Delivery Order.. This article explains in detail all about a Delivery Order – … Read more..

MSC introduces new Electronic Bill of Lading globally using WAVE BL platform

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MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a global leader in container shipping and logistics, is officially introducing the electronic bill of lading (eBL) for its customers around the world, following a successful … Read more..

Do banks verify whether the cargo has actually been loaded on a ship..??

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Shippers who deal with documentary credit know that the clause “Shipped on Board” on the bill of lading carries quite a bit of weight and there is often a lot … Read more..

How to safeguard cargo release using the correct type of bill of lading

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An article on how to safeguard cargo release using the correct type of bill of lading.. This article is based on a case study information received from one of the … Read more..

ZIM & Marius Nacht complete additional investment in WAVE BL

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Haifa, Israel – March 15, 2021 – ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM) and Marius Nacht, one of Israel’s leading serial entrepreneurs and investors, announced today that they have … Read more..