Peking, a steel-hulled four-masted barque, was one of the last generation of cargo-carrying iron-hulled sailing ships. She probably carried many bills of lading.
New tech­no­logy on the horizon

Singa­pore has adop­ted the UNCITRAL Mod­el Law on Elec­tron­ic Trans­fer­able Records, to help elec­tron­ic bills of lad­ing get off the start­ing blocks after pre­vi­ous efforts have not been suc­cess­ful. The Singa­pore Cham­ber of Mari­time Arbit­ra­tion has pub­lished my art­icle on the new law.