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Special Report 28 The Journal of Commerce | November 26 2018 www.joc.com Freight Payment Invoicing snags While automation would resolve problems of visibility in billing, size matters By Eric Johnson Shutterstock.com But there are cultural and struc- tural roadblocks to automation of ocean freight invoicing and payment that have historically slowed down this shift. And, more broadly, there are major di erences between how large and costly a problem payment SHIPPERS AND CONTAINER lines are part of a multibillion-dollar freight payment e ciency problem that could largely be solved with more process automation, a shift that could also equip shippers with better data to underlie spend analytics.

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