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To Tare or not to Tare – Should the VGM match the Bill of Lading Weight..??

A burning question that is circulating currently in the container industry is whether the Tare Weight of a container should be included in the weight shown in the Bill of Lading or not and whether the SOLAS VGM should match the Bill of Lading weight..

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Is there a future for electronic bill of lading..??

The Bill of Lading, is one of the most important documents in global trade and has been around for many years..

The paper form of the bill of lading is still the leading form and is mostly used when a Bill of Lading is issued as a Negotiable instrument (Ocean Bill of Lading)..

Is there space in the shipping world however, for an Electronic Bill of Lading..??

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Shipped on Board Date stamp – should it be signed..??

A shipped on board date is an important date on a bill of lading, especially where a Letter of Credit is involved..

Should the Shipped on Board stamp be signed and the implications whether it is signed or not..

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A collection of Bills of Lading

Here’s something VERY INTERESTING for maritime historians, nostalgic seafarers, shipping documentation people and generally everyone interested in our wonderful industry..

Mr. Ahmet Ayto─čan from Turkey is an avid collector of BILLS OF LADING.. Yes.. You heard right.. Bills of Lading (not sure if this hobby has a name yet like Philatelist etc……)

He has been collecting bill of ladings for twenty three years now…………………………

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Is there a link between demurrage and Incoterms..??

Is there a link between the demurrage charged by the shipping line and Incoterms®..??

This question was prompted by the below question from one of the readers.. Thank you Rizwan..

We have received huge shipment from our suppliers on CFR basis

In the Bill of lading the Consignee is To The order of Seller and our company name is in Notify party.

The seller has sent us the original Bill of lading 20 days after the vessel has arrived at destination port.

Hence there is a delay in clearing the goods. Can the shipping line claim demurrage charges from us or they should put claim on seller /shipper since the shipping line contract is with the seller and not us

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