Here’s a question regarding Telex Release and amendment, from a reader Jeetu Kapoor..
What is the procedure to take telex bill of lading, if original already despatch to customer, and to change notify party name in the telex bill of lading. and do we have to pay charges for this telex bill of lading.
Jeetu, my article What is a Telex Release explains all about a Telex Release and its role.. There is no terminology as Telex Bill of Lading..
If all the issued originals have already been despatched to the customer, then you don’t have any further original bills of lading left to surrender to the shipping line, so you can’t get a Telex Release..
The customer that has all the issued originals must ask the shipping line to issue a telex release message to the destination port agent.. But if the OBLs are already at the destination, then there is no need for a telex release, the customer can simply surrender the OBLs at the destination office of the shipping line..
Regarding the amendment, since all originals are with the customer, any amendment can be done only by the customer..
- Once they surrender all issued originals to the closest office of the shipping line or their agent, they can get a new set issued.. This is the only option if you absolutely have to show the correct notify in the bill of lading..
- If the customer has despatched the OBLs already to the destination and it is en-route to the final receiver, you can (assuming you are the shipper or booking agent), with the approval of the customer, request the shipping line to amend the manifest to the new notify party with a remark that the Original Bills of Lading have not been amended, however this will be subject to manifest amendment regulations at port of discharge..
Yes, all shipping lines/agents will charge you for the issuance of a Telex Release and also for any amendment, hence it is prudent for the shipper to check the bill of lading draft and verify the same before the final original is printed..