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Paperless Trade Insights Q4 2016

Alexander Goulandris
electronic bills of lading
Paperless Trade
supply chain
Supply Chain Finance
trade finance

The year’s news flow was once again dominated by the overarching theme of 'trade digitization', but with a distinct shift towards combining a wider mix of technologies to achieve the singular goal of end-to-end paperless trade; an absolute necessity when dealing with complex value and supply chains, and a sharp move from earlier one-size-fits-all approaches. Interestingly, over the last quarter of 2016, the year’s stories were bookended with distinctively forward-looking news articles, almost as if trying to anticipate the yet-unrealized full potential of combining innovations such as electronic Bills of Lading, BPO, DocPrep, Blockchain, IoT, AI and more – making the journey into 2017 more exciting than ever!

On behalf of the entire team here at essDOCS, we’d like to wish you all a great New Year, as we once again renew our commitment to enabling your ongoing journey to paperless trade!

Industry News & Views

OIOICC Global Survey on Trade Finance (2016): Essential reading for trade finance professionals, feat. essDOCS' contribution on digitization & best practices for digital success(source: ICC). + READ MORE

LKLKCommodity traders must go digital or face extinction:Trade digitization no longer justan option, but an absolute requirement according to a recent industryreport (source: Reuters). + READ MORE

lk;lk;IGTC Survey on eDocs in Agri: Key findings from the IGTC's recent survey on the use of electronic documents in Agri, the first of its kind in the industry (source: IGTC & essDOCS). + READ MORE

llklkTech firm challenges LME’s new eWarehousing system: essDOCS as a major contender in eWarehouse solutions, needed more than ever to efficiently combat paper fraud (source: Reuters). + READ MORE

lklkDigital trade: Wish, vision or reality? The Blockchain euphoria: Views on digital trade developments, covering the potential convergence of tech like BPO, eB/Ls, Blockchain & more (source: TXF). + READ MORE

jjkjkDigital Transformation Isn’t a One and Done Deal: A brief and insightful guide to achieving meaningful, long-term digital transformation in your organization (source: CMSWire). + READ MORE

,llklkDigitization gaining momentum in trade finance: Tracking the hurdles, recent inroads and way forward for digital trade finance via DocPrep, BPO, eB/Ls & more (source: GTNews). + READ MORE

oioiVideo - Alex Goulandris talks Digitization @ SIBOS 2016: A fintech perspective on the progress and challenges in paperless trade and finance today (source: Financial IT)+ READ MORE

popoDigital Supply Chain Initiative: Key inputs and metrics from the executives managing some of the largest supply chains across the globe (source: Centre for Global Enterprise). + READ MORE

popoWhat is the Future of Trade Finance?: Trade Finance Global's Mark Abrams offers a unique look into the future of trade finance from a risk mitigation perspective (source: BrinkNews). + READ MORE

lklklkSelf-Financing Oil – Digitizing the Commodity Lifecycle: By combining technologies such as AI, Internet of Things, eDocs/eTrade Finance and Blockchain (source: TabbFORUM). + READ MORE

POPOFinancing the future: looking ahead in commodity trade finance: Figures from a recent trade finance report covering digital, alternative finance, sustainability and more (source: HFW & GTR). + READ MORE

;L;LUK P&I Club’s Alan Mackinnon talks electronic Bills of Lading: The first in a series of interviews for our Paperless Trade Thought Leaders series (source: + READ MORE

;L;L;;K;KChina overtaking US and UK as fintech leader: Leapfrogging ahead to become the undisputed fintech hub according to a recent DBS/Ernst & Young report (source: Corporate Treasurer). + READ MORE

K;LK;KSupply Chain Finance – Looking into the future: Westpac's Adnan Ghani looks into the not-too-distant future of Supply Chain Finance (source: LinkedIn). + READ MORE


essDOCS Company News

;L;LessDOCS expands global reach with £2M growth loan: Significant cash inflow by way of venture debt from BOOST&Co to expand the company's capabilities into 2017 (source: BOOST&Co). + READ MORE

LKLLJJeB/Ls at West of England P&I: WofE P&I recently hosted its Annual Loss Prevention Seminar with a distinct tech focus, prominently featuring the use of eB/Ls in practice. + READ MORE 


CargoDocs News

POPONatixis signs on to CargoDocs: Becoming the first French banking group to adopt the solution for trade finance. + READ MORE

POPOPOThe fastest path to Paperless Trade: Watch our recent webinar recording to discover how DocPrep+ lets you start your journey to digitization in simple, manageable steps. + READ MORE

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