100% eBL by 2030

To accelerate end-to-end digitalisation of container shipping documentation, DCSA carrier members have committed to 100% adoption of a DCSA standards-based electronic bill of lading (eBL) by 2030.

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Customers are demanding a better experience. To stay competitive, we have to meet these challenges head on, to evolve. No one company can move the industry forward on its own. Collaboration is the key to greater efficiency and agility to meet new demands. Today, fragmented systems are holding us back. Without a foundation for the seamless, end-to-end exchange of information, these challenges will go unmet.

At Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), we’re establishing standards for a common technology foundation that enables global collaboration. Our goal is to make shipping services easy to use, flexible, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly.

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Bolero: “Platform interoperability will reduce barriers to eBL adoption”

11 Apr 2023

This article is the final part of our interview series discussing the PoC . We get the thoughts of Andrew Raymond, managing director, and Harry Crawford, eBL product manager, of cloud-based platform provider Bolero.

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WaveBL: a significant milestone in the quest to establish open communication between all platforms

04 Apr 2023

This article is part of a series discussing the PoC with participants. In this one, we hear from Noam Rosenfeld, WaveBL’s CEO.

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FMC Commissioner Bentzel and DCSA collaborate on maritime data standards

31 Mar 2023

The meeting was part of Commissioner Bentzel’s Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) of which the final recommendations will be published soon.

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DCSA releases Track & Trace Standard version 3.0 beta

30 Mar 2023

The release supports enhanced visibility for multiple modes of transport and cargo types.

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DCSA’s member carriers commit to a fully standardised, electronic bill of lading by 2030

15 Feb 2023

Nine ocean carriers commit to converting 50% of original bills of lading to digital within five years and 100% by 2030 to accelerate the digitalisation of container trade

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Supply chain resilience: How digital standards help futureproof cargo visibility

01 Feb 2023

The end of TradeLens’ platform doesn’t mean the end of their bold vision.

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Streamlining international trade by digitalising end-to-end documentation

30 Jan 2023

Paper-based processes create complexity, delays and waste

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Survey: FIT Alliance reveals strong interest in eBL, pinpoints obstacles to address

17 Jan 2023

The FIT Alliance was formed in February 2022 with five founding members: BIMCO, DCSA, FIATA, ICC and SWIFT.

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