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About essDOCS

essDOCS’ mission is to enable paperless global trade management.

Our solutions digitize, automate, and accelerate trade & post-trade operations, finance, logistics, compliance, and visibility.

65,000+ companies, ranging from 31% of the Fortune Global 100 to innovative SMEs, plus 400+ Chambers of Commerce, use our solutions globally across all key shipping modes and industry verticals.

We also partner with commodity exchanges, digital trade partners and industry consortia delivering post-trade and/or trade finance solutions.

The company is headquartered in Malta with offices globally, including:

Europe, Mid East & Africa




Swieqi (Malta)

Asia & Asia Pacific






New York



essDOCS was co-founded by Alexander Goulandris in 2005, with the aim of eliminating major inefficiencies resulting from the use of paper documents in shipping, trade & trade finance.

essDOCS is now part of ICE. You may know ICE already through its energy futures markets covering Brent, Gasoil, TTF, JKM LNG and EUA futures, and its soft commodity futures across coffee, sugar and cocoa. It is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. ICE provides financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer its customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies, two areas which essDOCS is similarly focused on.

ICE operates exchanges, including the well-known New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. ICE’s fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms to help customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. While ICE Mortgage Technology is transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, which, like trade finance, has traditionally been a paper-based industry.