In the ever-evolving realm of digital trade solutions, Bolero (part of WiseTech Global) has consistently been at the forefront, pushing the boundaries of innovation and operational excellence. As we move further into 2024, we’re thrilled to share not just a reflection on our incredible journey through 2023 but also the fantastic start we’ve had this year, reinforcing our position as leaders in electronic Bill of Lading (eBL) issuances. 

2023: A Year of Unprecedented Success 

Reflecting on the past year, it’s clear that 2023 marked an extraordinary period of growth within the trade digitization space and for our organization, marked by the issuance of nearly 140,000 Bolero electronic Bills of Lading (eBLs). This milestone underscores our unwavering commitment to improving global trade practices and cements our leadership role in the digital trade documentation sector. 

Strategic Partnerships and Major Contributions 

Our path to achievement has been significantly enriched through collaborations with our valued partners. Major contributions came from two key alliances in the shipping space, in which both added significant volumes and set a base for long term growth, playing pivotal roles in our mission to innovate and streamline trade documentation processes. These partnerships highlight our shared dedication to driving forward with innovation and operational efficiency. 

Analysing Our Growth 

The record numbers achieved in 2023 were driven by our relentless pursuit of innovation, our focus on customer-centric solutions, and the strength of our strategic partnerships. This trajectory of growth is not only a testament to our past achievements but also a strong foundation for the future. 

2024: Off to a Stellar Start 

As we move forward into 2024, our momentum is stronger than ever, with the initial months showcasing remarkable achievements that forecast an exceptional year ahead. Fueled by our relentless drive for innovation and a steadfast commitment to delivering unparalleled service, we are poised for unprecedented success and continued leadership in our industry. 

The beginning of 2024 has seen a significant increase in activity compared to the same period last year, with our volumes more than doubling in the first two months. This surging growth rate of over 100% year-on-year sets a promising tone for the rest of the year and reaffirming our trajectory towards achieving new heights. 

The Road Ahead: Embracing the Future with Bolero 

Reflecting on 2023’s milestones and looking at the fantastic start to 2024, we are filled with gratitude for our customers, partners, and the entire Bolero and wider WiseTech team. Your trust and dedication have been paramount to our achievements. With an eye towards the future, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we continue to redefine global trade, one digital solution at a time.