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..
Cargo insurance is a type of insurance that protects a buyer or seller of goods against damages or loss of cargo.. Despite insurance having been around for centuries, there is … 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..
“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..
Standard Chartered announced the successful completion of the first cross-bank Letter of Credit (LC) transaction between Vietnam and Thailand conducted over blockchain, in partnership with Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bank … Read more here..
Misdeclaration of container weights has been an issue that has been going on for a long time and has plagued many a shipping line, ship and port operators.. In a … 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..
The world of shipping involves several commercial, documentary, operational and financial processes.. While there have been many developments in the industry, a lot of the documentary processes in shipping and … Read more here..
If you are in the business of international trade you would have no doubt heard about a Certificate of Origin.. But not everyone is familiar with what is a certificate … Read more here..
India is digitalizing its bills of lading and other trade documentation workflows as one of the last missing elements within the country’s electronic Port Community System (PCS). The PCS, offering … Read more here..
Many of you would have come across the term Letter of Credit (L/C).. If you are a shipping line, you would have heard this term from various customers asking you … Read more here..