Difference in HBL and MBL dates

Question asked by sutjiadi gunawan – stdgnw

Ask your question here..: if we have MBL with dated 23 Jan 2013, HBL 24 Jan 2013 and we have COO/Form AK-Korea w/ 24 Jan 2013 and the Manifest BC 1.1 at Bea Cukai 23 Jan 2013…………is it the problem for customs clearance?


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3 comments on “Difference in HBL and MBL dates”

  1. By Laura Tran Reply

    Hi all,
    – As per shipping line (streamline/ main carrier): it’s forbiden to backdate /show date which is not as actual loading/sailing date.
    – AS per F/F (NVOCC) , it’s sometimes exceptional to show HBL date differently compared with MBL date.
    The reason for such discrepancy:
    1. Shipper request us (F/F) to show such info due to some relevant document.
    2. AS per docs instruction /LC
    3. Due to some cases of delay vsl that the Master give us late notice.
    But the most important:SHipper has to be responsible for such request by Letter of Guarantee to ask us to show such info.

    We used to have many backdate cases , all are ok now.
    I can share some experiences with all of you, if any.

    • By Alhurria

      Hi I am facing the same problem of back date in an L/C process I provided documents from my f/f to the issuing bank , on the certificate of origin and certificate of conformity it says shipping date 6/12, and a name of a vessel however on the b/l it says shipping date 6/19 and a different vessel name?!!!
      Note : the container was ready for loading prior to 6/12 but was delayed to catch another vessel few days later.

      I need a legal explanation for this discrepancy to the issuing bank.

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