Nine of the biggest container carriers are committing to fully adopting electronic bills of lading based on open-source standards by 2030 to save a potential $6.5bn in costs.

The lines, which are members of the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), said they will commit to 100% adoption of an electronic bill of lading (eBL) by 2030.

“Switching away from the transfer of physical paper bills of lading could save $6.5bn