Transport Documents in Carriage of Goods by Sea

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Future directions in the development of transport documents

14.1 The impact of new technology on transport documents

The last several decades have brought radical changes to maritime transport. Those changes have occurred in both the technology and the organization of international transport. New modern ships have contributed to faster and safer carriage; the use of containers has shortened the time needed for the handling of cargo, leading also to the integration of various kinds of transport; and information technology has made the administrative side of sea carriage more efficient.

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