Difference between Laden on Board and Shipped on Board

Is there a difference between Laden on Board and Shipped on Board notation on a bill of lading..??

Limage for ladenaden on board = Confirmation from the entity issuing the bill of lading that the cargo has been loaded on board and when accompanied with a date, it means that the cargo described on the bill of lading has been loaded on board the ship on the specific date mentioned..

If no date is mentioned, the bill of lading date will be deemed to be the date that the cargo was loaded on board..

Laden on board only means that the cargo has been loaded on board and should not be construed as the ship having sailed with the cargo..

This specific notation however is not very widely used as compared to a shipped on board notation..

Shipped on board = Confirmation from the entity issuing the bill of lading that the cargo has been loaded on board and the ship has sailed.. When accompanied with a date, it means that the cargo described on the bill of lading has been loaded on board the ship and the ship has sailed on the specific date mentioned..

If no date is mentioned, the bill of lading date will be deemed to be the date of shipment..Image for shipped

UCP600 Article 20 – Section A – sub-section ii clarifies this point as below:

– an on board notation indicating the date on which the goods have been shipped on board.

The date of issuance of the bill of lading will be deemed to be the date of shipment unless the bill of lading contains an on board notation indicating the date of shipment, in which case the date stated in the on board notation will be deemed to be the date of shipment.

How frequently have you issued or seen a bill of lading with the Laden on Board notation and have you had any issues with your negotiations due to the lack of understanding of above difference..??

 

 

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9 comments on “Difference between Laden on Board and Shipped on Board

  1. Sunil Kumar says:

    Dear Sir,

    Is SOB OR vessel departure date same?

    1. Hi Sunil, its not the same.. SOB is the date on which the cargo is Shipped on Board.. Departure date may or may not be different.. But the terms are different..

  2. Ashwin says:

    The article is very useful to learn many good things in Shipping and Logistics field. Share many ground reality factor like this.
    Thanks

    1. Thank you Ashwin, appreciate your comments..

  3. Susmita Golam says:

    Dear Sir,

    Recently we have one shipment from Chittagong to NYC by sea. In the HB/L Shipper: Shipper in Bangladesh, Consignee: Shipper’s Local Bank, Notify Party: Buyer in NYC,USA.
    Our agent is USA asked : “ please confirm if the HBL has been surrendered or Released”.

    I replied : “MB/L has been surrendered”. Accordingly I forwarded surrendered copy of MB/L and surrender message we received from Carrier.

    Agent in USA then replied : “Received. Please also advise if the HBL is telex”. (Now I get confused. What I should write to them?)
    I heard only about OBL (MB/L) surrender/Telex Release. But never heard of HB/L can be surrendered/ Telex. Shipper took the Original HB/L (total 6 copies: 3 original, 3 non-nego) from us. Shipper will send the HB/L to their Buyer is USA. Is it possible that buyer can release goods without presentation of original HB/L? Why our agent in USA asked if the HB/L is Telex?

    Please you have to help me on this. Can HB/L be Telex? Please explain in details.

    (Question 2: Is not Surrender and Telex Release same? I think same. Am I right or Wrong? What is Express Release and Sea Way Bill then? How Are they different from Surrender or Telex Release? )

    Thanks
    Selina Alom

    1. Hello Susmita, both HBL and MBL maybe surrendered at origin and the shipper can request telex release.. Pls search for House Bill of Lading on the site and you will see many articles where this has been discussed..

    2. selina says:

      Dear sir,
      thank you very much for your reply. But the websites you advised I already read . they only discussed of MBL/OBL surrender or Telex, Not HB/L. please can you give me the links of articles on HBL surrender/ Telex.

      thanks
      Silina

  4. kavita solanki says:

    Dear sir,

    wanted to know the processes in shipping as i have joined shipping company

    I wanted to know what is the process of collect and prepaid freight
    the bl process
    in that what is way bl
    master bl,seaway bl,house bl & shift bl
    Note: if you can help the full process of export
    from booking to shipment is complete
    the type of bl (when it is used)
    kindly help with the invoice part also (what do you means by house invoice & line invoice

    1. Hello Kavita, welcome to the industry.. If you search the site for all the above mentioned items, there are a lot of articles about it.. I recommend you read this article http://shippingandfreightresource.com/how-to-use-shipping-and-freight-resource-blog/ on how you can effectively use this blog.. All the best to you..

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