Bills of Lading in an electronic age cover essDOCS CargoDocs™ Services
Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Low Quarterly (2010 LMCLQ 233)
By Nicholas Gaskell
Nicholas Gaskell’s article, Bills of Lading in an electronic age, considers the advent of the operational electronic bill of lading. While reviewing historic attempts to create an eB/L, the article focuses of the essDOCS-Databridge™ and the progress made by essDOCS in creating a fully functional eB/L. It also considers the recent changes to the P&I Club Rules, which extend Club cover to eB/Ls issued on an approved system (such as the essDOCS-Databridge™) and the impact of the Rotterdam Rules on eB/Ls.
Nicholas Gaskell is Professor of Maritime and Commercial Law, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland; formerly David Jackson Professor of Maritime and Commercial Law, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton.