Category Archives: Bill of Lading

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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Documents required by shipping lines for release of cargo

All shipping lines require certain documents prior to the shipment being released for imports or bill of lading being released for exports.. For normal containerised cargo release in south africa below docs are required.. Imports : Authorised SAD500 bearing the SARS stamp Authorised Cargo Dues Order bearing the Transnet stamp Original lines bill of lading […]

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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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