I have been asked a question whether House Bill of Lading and Switch Bill of Lading are the same..??
In the strictest of terms, NO.. Because House Bill of Lading is a format of how a bill of lading is issued, whereas Switch Bill of Lading is a bill of lading that has been switched – means the details have been amended from what it was initially issued as..
So could a House Bill of Lading be switched..??
Technically YES, it could be switched, subject to the conditions covered in my previous articles about What is a Switch Bill of Lading and when and why is it used..?? and Who can request shipping line to issue switch bill of lading..??, but remember a House Bill of Lading is issued by a Freight Forwarder or an NVOCC and they might not have offices where the bills are required to be switched..
So practically it might not work..
Has anyone had any experience with switching a House Bill of Lading and did it work well for you..??