Tag Archives: bill of lading

What is a back to back shipment..??

This was a question from one the readers of the blog.. Its usually known as a back to back bill of lading rather than shipment as the shipment is actually the same but the documentation will be different.. Well, back to back bill of lading is when there is an NVOCC operator involved or when […]

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Manifest Correctors

What are manifest correctors..?? In Article 2 (https://shippingandfreightresource.com/2008/10/13/article-2-the-documents/) i wrote about what a manifest is, so you should have a clear understanding of it by now.. Once the manifest is updated in the shipping lines system and the bill of lading has been released, the documentation is deemed to be complete.. However, at times there are […]

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Duly discharged bill of lading – the great debate

Cargo covered by a bill of lading maybe released to the entity to whom it is consigned..

Some lines are releasing cargo without the endorsement , some are strictly following above, some are content with releasing cargo to whoever is in possession of the bill of lading and are not seeking any endorsement or authorisation letter (in the case of release to an agent)..

What is your viewpoint on this issue..??

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Article 2 – Shipping Documents

In this article we will cover the various Shipping Documents used, especially in South Africa’s shipping process.. Here we will take a look at the main documents that are used in the process.. In all below, please read “port” as either seaport (Durban, Cape Town etc) or inland port (Johannesburg, Pretoria etc).. Certain other terms […]

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