In Part 1 of this article I wrote a bit about the history of globalisation and trade and its connection with the bill of lading and the road to Electronic … Read more here..
Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides insights and thoughtful analysis about the industry.. This series features selected individuals from the industry and is aimed at … Read more here..
DCSA has published data and process standards for the submission of shipping instructions and issuance of the bill of lading (B/L). DCSA B/L standards are aligned with the UN/CEFACT (United Nations … Read more here..
Maybe because it is one of the most important documents in global trade, there always seems to be a degree of uncertainty around a bill of lading and questions such … Read more here..
Pre-Dating or Back Dating is when the shipper requests the shipping line to show the Shipped on Board date on the bill of lading as a date before the actual … Read more here..
Many of you might have heard the term Letter of Indemnity (LOI) in day to day shipping practice.. There have been several arguments, discussions, commercial threats, litigation etc surrounding this … Read more here..
Fonterra, one of the world’s leading international dairy processors, has completed its first e-presentation for a shipment from New Zealand to China using WAVE BL’s blockchain-based technology with HSBC as … Read more here..
Contour, the Singapore-based global trade finance network has today announced its partnership with CargoX, a blockchain platform for transferring documents and data including a certified electronic bill of lading solution. … Read more here..
Many a time, shippers have asked shipping lines for “CLEAN ON BOARD” clause on a bill of lading and if the request relates to a container shipment, this might have … Read more here..
Digitalisation is the use of digitisation (the transition from an analog format to a digital format) and digital technologies to convert your business to a digital business.. Digitalisation has been … Read more here..
This definition of the term “Merchant” has caught the attention of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) who is soliciting public comment as to How VOCCs apply the term “Merchant” in … Read more here..
“How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading..?? Is it mentioned anywhere on the bill of lading … Read more here..
The Electronic version of the most powerful document in shipping – the Bill of Lading has been making news for quite a while.. I wrote earlier that 2020 will be … Read more here..
Over the years, I have received several questions from readers relating to a variety of topics on this resource.. Some of them are really valid questions especially if you consider … Read more here..
A Bill of Lading is one of the most important documents in the shipping cycle and comes in different forms such as Negotiable or Order Bill of Lading, Seaway Bill … Read more here..