Switching from paper to electronic bills of lading - Part 2

Hwaidi, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8986-7126 and Ferris, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-0574-1978, 2019. Switching from paper to electronic bills of lading - Part 2. Journal of International Maritime Law, 25 (5), pp. 371-386. ISSN 1478-8586

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The previous part of this article proposed a conceptual framework for a sociological understanding of the uses of bills of lading. We argued that platforms that aim to facilitate an electronic format of bills of lading should be based upon the constituent components of the practices associated with paper bills of lading. In this second part of the article, we suggest that distributed ledger technology (DLT), including blockchains, is the best technological means for facilitating the use in practice of immaterial bills of lading. The appropriate type of DLT is then evaluated in light of expected legal difficulties.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of International Maritime Law
Creators: Hwaidi, M. and Ferris, G.
Publisher: Lawtext Publishing
Date: 1 December 2019
Volume: 25
Number: 5
ISSN: 1478-8586
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 09 Jun 2020 09:01
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 11:59
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39941

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