A smarter way to engage in trade

Reliable information on estimated and actual milestones for your shipments can be hard to come by, and not having the right documents in the hands of the right participants can stop a shipment in its tracks. TradeLens offers a consistent and holistic view of reliable shipment event data and corresponding documents – all delivered directly from participating sources. It’s a single source of truth shared by – and with – permissioned supply chain partners for collective success.

TradeLens digital freight management tools

Transport Insight

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Get dynamically updated transport plans with data from upstream and downstream, keeping you informed of changes that could impact your shipment, while keeping all parties updated.

Document Sharing

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Quickly access and share digitized trade documents and associated events with your supply-chain partners, with an immutable audit trail and crystal-clear version control.

Shipment Manager

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Easily and securely access TradeLens ecosystem data online so you can effectively manage a powerful supply chain without the costly set-ups.


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Set notifications for your critical shipping and document events, so your teams are alerted to those events immediately on in-house systems or mobile devices.

API Integration

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TradeLens is integrated through non-proprietary, publicly available APIs that are simple to set-up, so you and your partners can quickly share data and expedite trade.

TradeLens eBL

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A standard, digital electronic Bill of Lading solution that provides shippers, cargo owners and freight-forwarders a streamlined and secure process for the issue, transfer and surrender of original bills of lading.

Put the benefits of TradeLens in focus.

Learn in detail what TradeLens is, how it is the heart of a global supply chain ecosystem, plus its many features and what they can do for you.

Blockchain is driving container logistics

Find out what TradeLens can do for you.

Discuss the advantages of TradeLens with our experts. Learn how to boost innovation, reduce friction, and gain efficiencies in global trade.


Analyst brief: Why blockchain for supply chain

Learn how to emerge stronger at a time of uncertainty using blockchain for your supply chain. This study details how IBM Blockchain helps supply chain partners share trusted data through permissioned blockchain solutions.

Webinar: Electronic bill of lading as the holy grail

For the better part of 30 years the maritime industry has looked for a broadly adopted electronic bill of lading that benefits all parties in international trade. Join us to discuss how importers and exporters will benefit.

Webinar: How to move logistics from linear to platform

Hear an overview of key trends and challenges facing the 3PLs and freight forwarder community. Then we’ll share ideas and thoughts for overcoming industry challenges through digitization, using TradeLens and similar platforms.

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