Shipbrokers learn to navigate digital future for bills of lading

Posted by Gemma Kimber

19 Dec 2014

Last month Bolero hosted a successful seminar for the London and South East branch of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), the professional body for those engaged in ship broking, ship management and ship agency.

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Topics: Carriers, Electronic Bill of Lading, Shipping, Thought Leadership, Events

Trade industry delegates recognise operational value of digital trade ecosystem

Posted by Gemma Kimber

16 Dec 2014

A new Bolero poll has highlighted growing awareness of how a connected, digital trade ecosystem can directly benefit organisations that participate in trade chains. The majority (96%) of executives that responded to a webinar poll on the subject earlier this month confirmed that it either has or would bring value to their businesses.

They included 67 delegates in trade finance, distribution, commercial, operational and freight roles, container carrier and logistics partners along with trade finance product, sales and operations stakeholders from trade banks.

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Topics: ePresentation, Thought Leadership, Webinar, Supply Chain, Technology, Electronic Documents

Catching up with… Maria Malinowska

Posted by Gemma Kimber

04 Dec 2014

Last month, former Barclays Director of Trade and Working Capital Maria Malinowska became the newest member of our senior team. Here, we find out about her first few weeks as Bolero Director, Financial Institutions:

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Topics: Banks

All aboard with ePresentation: The Bolero Implementation Methodology

Posted by Paul Edwards

14 Nov 2014

The driving force behind the electronic presentation of trade documents is about increasing collaboration between trading partners and improving efficiency through digitisation. For this reason, it relies on adoption throughout the supply chain by counterparties and intermediaries such as banks and carriers.

 

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Topics: Electronic Bill of Lading, Corporates, ePresentation, Shipping, Supply Chain, Technology, Electronic Documents

Photo of the week: COSCO signs eBL deal with Bolero

Posted by Gemma Kimber

12 Nov 2014

Earlier today, Bolero's Ross Wilkinson (center) and Danny Ho (4th from right) were invited to a signing ceremony at COSCO's office in Hong Kong.

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Topics: Carriers, Electronic Bill of Lading, ePresentation, Shipping, Logistics

Bolero customers: Minmetals, ABC, NAB and BAML to discuss ePresentation at GTR's conference in Beijing

Posted by Gemma Kimber

29 Oct 2014

We’re heading to another of GTR's renowned trade finance events, this time, with four of our customers! The 4th Annual China Trade & Commodity Finance Conference will take place over two days and expects to see over 250 delegates in attendance.

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Topics: Banks, Corporates, ePresentation, Events

The silent trade – tightening-up on money laundering

Posted by Gemma Kimber

09 Oct 2014

For international criminal networks, the global movement of goods and money represents a golden opportunity to carry out their own transactions under the radar. In recent years, banks and authorities have picked up on a substantial increase in trade-based money laundering and have sought to crack-down on it. The fact that this is no easy task is precisely why it has become a major target for organised crime.

 

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Topics: Multi-Bank Trade Finance, Thought Leadership, Technology, Electronic Documents, Fraud

Video: Cargill and BHP Billiton discuss their use of ePresentation and electronic Bills of Lading

Posted by Gemma Kimber

06 Oct 2014

You may remember our previous post announcing that we'd be hosting a case study presentation with two of our customers at the GTR Asia Trade Finance Week conference in Singapore. The presentation led by our CEO, Ian Kerr, featured Cargill’s Alan Adamson and BHP Billiton’s Niki Sakelaropoulos discussing their organisation's journey's towards the digitisation of trade documentation.

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Topics: Electronic Bill of Lading, Corporates, ePresentation, Shipping, Thought Leadership, Events, Technology, Electronic Documents

SIBOS 2014 – Bolero's top three must-see sessions

Posted by Gemma Kimber

23 Sep 2014

Bolero is headed to the USA this month (September 29 – 2 October) for the SIBOS 2014 conference. With a growing number of US banks now adopting our multi-banking solutions, the fact that this year’s is being held in Boston, Massachusetts presents us with a great opportunity to engage with partners, customers and other delegates from the USA and beyond on key topics such as BPO and ePresentation.

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Topics: Banks, Multi-Bank Trade Finance, Events

Our electronic world – is the digitisation of trade documents a natural progression?

Posted by Gemma Kimber

04 Sep 2014

20 years ago this month, a CD was sold on the internet for $12.48 plus shipping.*

Today, many of us buy goods online on a daily and weekly basis and this probably doesn’t sound like that big a deal. However, when you consider this was widely regarded as the world’s first secure online purchase, it demonstrates not just the importance of the event but also the implications for other types of electronic transactions.

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