CargoX supports issuing standardized, paperless FIATA Bills of Lading in partnership with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA). The FIATA paperless Bill of Lading solution allows freight forwarders to issue secured paperless FBLs through their usual transportation management tools (TMS) or through independent eBL providers. As of 18 May 2022, seven software providers have already signed an agreement with the Federation to implement the solution and the CargoX Platform for Blockchain Document Transfer (BDT) is only one of the two that allows you to issue and also transfer the Standard-compliant electronic FIATA Bills of Lading. Please visit FIATA’s website for more information.
Once registered on both platforms, please follow the step-by-step guide to creating an eFBL:
Send us your FIATA IDSend us your FIATA ID by email to email@example.com in order to establish interoperability between the FIATA and the CargoX Platform.
Create a new standard envelope
Sign in to the CargoX Platform and click the green Compose button.Click on the gray Choose button next to the Standard envelope.3
Start creating an eFBL
Clicking on the Create FIATA eFBL launches the process for creating a paperless document.4
Fill out the eFBL form
The eFBL consists of two main sections: Exchanged documents and Supply chain consignment. Fill in the basic information in both sections. Supply chain consignment has subsections that can be accessed when clicked on.5
Generate a preview of the eFBL
After filling all the eFBL details, click on the Show preview button.6
Check and create the eFBL
Check the information on the generated preview (on the right side).
When you are certain that the entered information in the eFBL is correct, click on the Create button to begin eFBL validation.7
eFBL validation by FIATA
After a few seconds the eFBL will be equipped with a FBL number (B/L number) and a QR code. The envelope containing the eFBL can be found in the Draft folder.8
Send a FIATA B/L via the CargoX Platform for Blockchain Document Transfer (BDT)
A step-by-step guide for sending an eFBL via the CargoX Platform:
1) Select the recipient, edit the document Properties (add a Release agent) and Seal the envelope. More information can be found here (please start from step 3).
2) After the envelope is sealed, click on the green Transfer button.
3) To confirm the transfer, you must authenticate and digitally sign it with your blockchain key. To perform this action follow this guide.