Barge Digital Transformation Project
NGFDS officially launched the BDT system on November 2, 2020. The platform is currently live for corn bills of lading. Remaining commodities, including soybeans, wheat, soybean meal and distillers dried grains will be available on the platform in early 2021.
NGFDS has partnered with essDOCS to implement this project that will digitize barge trading documents, such as bills of lading, so that they may be transmitted electronically - a huge cost savings to the industry.
The industry group directing and funding this project includes representatives from NGFA and the following member companies: ACBL | ADM | Bunge | Cargill | CGB | CHS | Gavilon | Ingram | LDC | Zen-Noh