How do I know the bill of lading issued is House Bill of Lading or Master Bill of Lading..??

“How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading..??

Is it mentioned anywhere on the bill of lading that it is a House Bill or a Master Bill”

I really love such basic but curious questions because it rejuvenates the gray matter.. Thanks for the question Imtiaz..

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My containers fell overboard – who is responsible and what should I do..??

Shah Nawaz wanted to know who is responsible if his containers fell overboard and what should be the next course of action.. We had loaded 14 containers stuffed with cooking sunflower oil packed in consumer packs on a Ship & After loading of the containers on the deck 6 containers were accidentally dropped in the…

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‘Vikrant’- Indian Navy’s First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

This post goes out to all fellow Indians around the world with whom I wish to share a proudly INDIAN moment.. This is on the occasion of the commissioning of India’s first home-built aircraft carrier IAC VIKRANT which was launched on the 12th of August 2013 – around the eve of 67th year of Indian Independence..   Below…

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Can I get an Express Release for cargo while Original Bill of Lading is with the bank..??

An exporter wants to get an Express Release done while the Original Bill of Lading is with the bank..

Is this possible..?? Read this article to find out..

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Story of a CIF contract and a Letter of Indemnity

This is the Story of a CIF contract and a Letter of Indemnity..

Seller is delivering CIF to Chinese port. The contract has an LOI provision if the original bill of lading should be lost..

The buyer’s bank refuses to make payment without original BOL and will not accept LOI..

What happens next..??

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Container Weighing – industry solution on the horizon..??

A very important and worrying matter that has been dogging the industry is the continued misdeclaration of container weights.. There have been several articles and discussions reg the misdeclaration of container weights in this blog.. Below is an interesting and relevant article reproduced from Michael Poverello’s blog regarding this crucial issue.. Container Weighing – industry solution…

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Difference between Intermodal and Multimodal

Intermodal vs Multimodal – These two terms are often used loosely and interchangeably, but the question is what is the difference..

Here, we will discuss what they mean and what they represent in day to day shipping and freight environment..

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