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CargoX's digital bill of lading allows Forward Together and Tech Cargo to ship with no need for physical documents

June 24, 2020, 1:51 p.m.

(Dublin, Ireland -  June 24, 2020) -  As a response to the shipping ministry’s move during the Covid-19 pandemic in India to recognize electronic shipping documents in lieu of physical documentation, the newly established logistics network Forward Together has piloted a simulation with the freight forwarding company Tech Cargo to digitally expedite the ownership transfer process through blockchain. 

Powered by CargoX’s technology, Forward Together, and Tech Cargo successfully sent a shipment that substituted the manual handling of paperwork and documentation with a blockchain-protected digital Bill of Lading to avoid the need for person-to-person contact and meeting the requirements of social distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

 "The ability to conduct shipment transactions and transfers of ownership without the need for human intervention and with the added security provided by blockchain technology creates a breakthrough case for freight forwarding and logistics, especially during times where social distancing and health measures are so important," says the founder of Forward Together, Alejandro Gutierrez.

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