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Hapag-Lloyd introduces worldwide electronic Bills of Lading 10 September 2021

Optimises the flow of cargo in a blockchain-backed digital infrastructure

Hapag-Lloyd now offers its worldwide customers the use of electronic Bills of Lading. In cooperation with WAVE BL, a digital platform for supply chain partners, customers can go paperless not only with the Bill of Lading, but also with other vital trade documents.

By using the WAVE BL network, printing, signing, and releasing paper-based documents will come to an end. The platform optimises the flow of cargo in a blockchain-backed digital infrastructure, taking the place of manual workflows in exchange for a more secure, automated solution, where carriers can issue, possess, transmit and sign documents within minutes.

The new tool will enable the secure and speedy electronic release of documents. By partnering with Wave BL, Hapag-Lloyd continue to expand its offers of e-tools, committing to a promise of adding value to customers, improve the customer experience and being number one for quality.

With the new solution Hapag-Lloyd gets one step further of going paperless with its customers. Physical documentation sharing on paper has high costs and exposes risk of forgery and loss in an industry that grosses over US$19.0 trillion in goods, annually.