Australia : ELECTRONIC version of the bill of lading document.
At present, several pace-setting companies in the shipping industry, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Cargill, are the first ones to use and recognize an electronic version of the bill of lading, a so-called CargoDocs, related to an iron ore transport. The electronic edition was developed, approved, and signed by the involved parties over the course of two days. Normally it can take up to several weeks to complete one of the shipping industry's most important documents in old-fashioned paper form.
A BHP Billiton spokesman says that progress is made in terms of using an electronic form of the document, and Rio Tinto has also launched other electronic versions. Earlier this year, Cargill finished an electronic bill of lading related to a grain transport from the United States to Mexico. The transaction was concluded in 19 minutes.
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|Date:||Dec 13, 2013|
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