What is a short form/blank back bill of lading..??

True to the nature of its business, the business of shipping and freight is a vast ocean covering many issues and areas which sometimes seems unfathomable..

A Bill of Lading is the most important document in this business and there are always several questions surrounding a bill of lading.. This article deals with one such type of bill of lading – Short form bill of lading.. Continue Reading

Can an insurance company assist a freight forwarder in case of lost bill of lading..??

If an Original Master Bill of Lading is lost by a Freight Forwarder, will his insurance company provide cover or assistance in securing a bank guarantee..?? Continue Reading

How do I know the bill of lading issued is House Bill of Lading or Master Bill of Lading..??

“How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading..??

Is it mentioned anywhere on the bill of lading that it is a House Bill or a Master Bill”

I really love such basic but curious questions because it rejuvenates the gray matter.. Thanks for the question Imtiaz.. Continue Reading

I want to issue my House Bill of Lading

Question from one of the readers : We are an NVOCC and we currently primarily use the steamship line’s BL showing The shipper’s name with us as agent . If we start using HBLs, what is our liability.?

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 Continue Reading