Bill of Lading OCR Data Extractor.

Accurately extract over 20+ data fields from multiple bills of lading all at once, including line items, in 56 languages.




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Our easy-to-use parser's interface is designed for everyone, with no training required for use.

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What is a Bill of Lading OCR data extractor?

A Bill of Lading (BOL) optical character recognition (OCR) data extractor is a tool that accurately captures, scans and digitses data from physical or digital BOL documents. The process involves OCR technology, which works by scanning or photographing the BOL and reading the text and numerical information on it, converting this into a digital format. Affinda's AI-powered BOL OCR then formats the extracted data in a structured manner for use by various businesses such as shipping companies, freight forwarders, logistics providers and customs departments.

The advantages of implementing a Bill of Lading OCR data extractor are manifold. It ensures instant data capture thus accelerating processing times and enhancing efficiency. Furthermore, it drastically reduces the chances of inaccuracies in data entries, ensuring a higher degree of precision and minimising potential issues in the future. Additionally, it completely automates the time-consuming process of manual Bill of Lading data extraction, freeing up resources and time. The BOL OCR data extractor smoothly integrates with numerous workflows, proving to be a versatile tool across diverse industries. Therefore, it considerably improves data quality, bolsters efficiency, saves both time and money, and ultimately validates the digital transformation of business processes.

Automatically process your bills of lading in four simple steps.

Step 1

Upload your documents to Affinda directly to our app, or by integrating with email or document management platforms

Step 2
Our OCR Bill of Lading extractor will automatically scan, extract, label and categorise the data on the bills of lading in seconds
Step 3
Export the data in a structured and usable format. Integrate our Bill of Lading parser with any downstream system or platform to use your data where you need it most
Step 4

Need an AI data extractor customised to your specific business needs? Our expert team can build a model tailored to your business workflows that integrates seamlessly with existing processes.

Extract data from dozens of fields.

Our AI Bill of Lading OCR solution automatically extracts data from over 20+ fields.

Shipper details

  • Shipper Name
  • Shipper Address
  • Shipper Phone
  • Shipper Fax

Port details

  • Port of Loading
  • Port of Receipt/li>
  • Ship Name

Item details

  • Item Description
  • Item Price
  • Shipping Date

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Innovative features that set us apart from the rest.

Superior accuracy

Over 20+ fields extracted

Supports multiple file formats: PDF, JPG, PNG

Highly flexible and customisable

Supports over 56 languages

Upload and extract in bulk

Self-learning models improve over time

Seamless upstream and downstream integration

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Businesses around the world use our Bill of Lading OCR Extractor in different industries and use cases.

Import/Export businesses and freight forwarders use our Bill of Lading OCR data extractor to streamline their receiving and sending procedures, ensuring accurate cargo details and improving supply chain efficiency.

Shipping companies use our Bill of Lading OCR data extractor to accurately extract shipment details and improve documentation accuracy, streamlining their operation processes.

Port authorities use our Bill of Lading OCR technology to expedite inbound and outbound logistics operations by quickly processing the data from bills of lading.

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