Adoption of electronic documents in shipping
E-DOCS, THEIR ADOPTION IN SHIPPING AND CYBER RISKS

One of the main advantages that the electronic revolution brought in business was the development of the EDI (Electronic Database Interchange) systems during the 1970’s, by which the companies were able to create digital documents and distribute them electronically without any human intervention. EDI systems, which replaced the traditional transmission of documents via e-mail or fax, initially appeared during 1970’s mainly in invoicing and ordering while they were later expanded in online shopping, which was invented in 1979 by Michael Aldrich. The big boom, though, happened during 1980’s and 1990’s with the development of the Minitel and the WorldWideWeb.