Switching from paper to electronic bills of lading - Part 1

Ferris, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-0574-1978 and Hwaidi, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8986-7126, 2019. Switching from paper to electronic bills of lading - Part 1. Journal of International Maritime Law, 25 (4), pp. 297-315. ISSN 1478-8586

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The first part of this article proposes a conceptual framework for a sociological understanding of the uses of bills of lading. We argue 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 the second part of this 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: Ferris, G. and Hwaidi, M.
Publisher: Lawtext Publishing
Date: 1 December 2019
Volume: 25
Number: 4
ISSN: 1478-8586
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Mar 2020 16:00
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2021 03:00
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39429

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