Singapore’s Biggest Shipper Partners IBM in Developing Blockchain for Crucial Trade Paperwork

Tech giant IBM is partnering with one of Singapore’s biggest shipper, Pacific International Lines (PIL), in digitalizing one of the most important documents in shipping – Bill of Lading.

The two firms will collaborate in designing and creating an electronic Bill of Lading (e-BL) which will exist on a blockchain. In international trade, the Bill of Lading not only serves as evidence of ownership of goods, receipt of shipment and contract of carriage but is also relied upon by banks and other financial institutions in the provision of trade financing.

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