Dear readers, I had a question from one of the readers of this blog regarding the issue of Sailing Date vs Shipped on Board Date, as below.. Would invite comments from all of you regarding same..
Please can I have your opinion on the below matter
For container shipments – Most Lines will date the bill of lading / shipped on board date as the sailing date – even if the containers are laden on board prior to that.
Case in question – the containers all 115 of them were loaded on board the vessel on the 8, 9 and 10th Feb.. the vessel sailed only the 11th Feb due to the port being wind bound
As the LC on hand has a LSD of the 10th Feb the b/l dated 11th would deem as a discrepancy – the Line in this case although the containers were on board will not date the bill of lading
“laden on Board the 10th” as their systems do not allow it ..
I have this issue often – the delay is due to lines schedules not being very accurate and consistently move out due to a host of reasons as there are in African Ports.
I am trying to prove to the line in terms of whatever law there might be that they are obligated to give me a shipped on board notation as the sailing date might even be a week later
I would appreciate any info you might be able to provide to substantiate this
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