Get started with
TradeLens eBL

Welcome to TradeLens. This webpage is designed to assist new customers to quickly get started on TradeLens. The topics below are configured for the TradeLens eBL subscription of a Single Transfer of the Bill of Lading scenario. This scenario is where the Shipper and Consignee are known at the time of booking and do not change.

We’re not leaving you to figure this out alone: When you join, you will be assigned a dedicated team of customer onboarding and integration specialists who are experts at supply chain dynamics, system integration technology and TradeLens. They will be your coaches, educating you and your team on product functionality and ensuring TradeLens is ideally configured for the unique needs of your business.

This page offers information and learning to compliment your supported onboarding experience. Bookmark this page and use as needed when needed. So explore, and don’t hesitate to provide us feedback, automated feedback available at the end of each tutorial.

Step one : Getting started with TradeLens eBL

Registration and logging in

Getting started with TradeLens is simple and easy. Follow these three quick steps below to set yourself up to start using TradeLens.

Completing a new customer provisioning form

Register for IBM user ID

Login to TradeLens

Setup and receive eBL Notifications

Once you have successfully registered and logged in, you will be able to add eBL notifications.

Add a notification

View notifications through shipment manager

Invite a counter-party for eBL on TradeLens

Account Management

If you need to set up accounts for your team as well, use the link below to see how you manage other TradeLens users in your organization.

Manage your users

Manage your business partners

Setup user profile for notifications (coming soon)

Customer Support

Technical support for the TradeLens eBL is currently available from both TradeLens and a dedicated ocean carrier customer service teams.

Get support for TradeLens eBL

Step two : Start a single transfer eBL

Origin – related eBL activities. These are the activities a Shipper would perform in a single transfer scenario.

Overview of menu items

Request an eBL

Review an eBL

Transfer an eBL

Destination - related activities. These are the activities a Consignee would perform in a single transfer scenario.

Overview of menu items

Review an eBL

Surrender an eBL

Step Three : Learn about document sharing

si - bl workflow

A fast digital process to simplify the creation of a verified bill of lading

Tradelens use case

Customs Declaration

TradeLens digitizes the declaration workflow for all connected parties, so that you have the document information you need as soon as it’s available, and the ability to automate filings using the platform’s standardized data format.

Tradelens use case

customer service

With TradeLens, your supply-chain partners are connected on a single data-sharing platform, providing visibility of shipping events in near real-time, so your teams spend less time hunting for updated information, and more time delighting the customer.