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..
I received a question from one of the readers (Abhisesh) seeking help regarding issuance of House Bill of Lading and Master Bill of lading for his shipment..
Shippers load, stow and count or Shippers load and count or SLAC is a term that you would have seen in the description of the bill of lading for all shipments.. What does it mean to the line and to the shipper..??
Which is the most important function of a bill of lading and why..??
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..??
Should the Shipped on Board stamp be signed and the implications whether it is signed or not..
Do you know the answer to this high octane question relating to carriage of goods by sea..??
Here’s something VERY INTERESTING for maritime historians, nostalgic seafarers, shipping documentation people and generally everyone interested in our wonderful industry..
Mr. Ahmet Aytoğan 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…………………………
If multiple notify parties are used on the bill of lading for a shipment, do they have a different role and responsibility..?? Are they similar or different..?? And what is the reason for multiple notify parties..??
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