IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee Mid-Year Conference: The new world of shipping post-Covid

6 Jun - 8 Jun 2022

Session information

Electronic bills of lading – what are they, how do they work and what next?


Maritime and Transport Law Committee (Lead)
Asia Pacific Regional Forum


Electronic bills of lading are increasingly in demand. With several new products being launched over the past two years, the number in use is rising quickly. Although electronic bills of lading have been available for many years, developments with blockchain technology and its recent uptake in the container industry have created new opportunities, which are perhaps long overdue. This session will look at the legal principles behind electronic bills of lading, how they work in practice and the impact of existing and proposed new legislation on this rapidly developing area of law.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Ingolf Kaiser MFB, London, England; Senior Vice Chair, Maritime and Transport Law Committee


Silke Fischer Leschaco, Bremen, Germany
Boaz Lessem WAVE BL, Ra'anana, Israel
Daniel Liang Allen & Gledhill, Singapore, Singapore
Sin Yong Loh Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore, Singapore
Shuji Yamaguchi Okabe & Yamaguchi, Tokyo, Japan; South East Asia Regional Representative, Maritime and Transport Law Committee