Digital invoices could save the container industry billions of dollars

The container industry could save a double-digit billion USD figure by digitalizing the invoicing process, says Drewry in a new analysis.

Photo: Zim Integrated Shipping Services

The container industry sent and received a total of 207 million containers in 2017, meaning that upwards of 1.26 billion invoices had to be issued, verified, paid and logged over the year.

These costs add up, says Drewry in a new analysis. In fact, shippers and freight forwarders could save an estimated USD 34.4 billion annually by digitalizing their invoice process.

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