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Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..??

Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..?? This is the gist of the question below from Bukky.. Container arrived,sealed Cleared customs in Houston, TX. Pick up the same for delivery by a trucking company to the buyer warehouse. Container unsealed, inside the container was bags full of cement/unknown stuffs instead of cooking oil. Who […]

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Do I need all original bills of lading for an insurance claim..??

Can I lodge an insurance claim with an original bill of lading or do I need all original bills of lading..??

The trigger for this topic is a question that a reader Sandreen asked as below..

One of our shipments caught fire on transit. To get the Insurance claim I have to submit the full set of original B/Ls, but I have lost 2 original B/Ls.

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My containers fell overboard – who is responsible and what should I do..??

Shah Nawaz wanted to know who is responsible if his containers fell overboard and what should be the next course of action.. We had loaded 14 containers stuffed with cooking sunflower oil packed in consumer packs on a Ship & After loading of the containers on the deck 6 containers were accidentally dropped in the […]

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Story of a CIF contract and a Letter of Indemnity

This is the Story of a CIF contract and a Letter of Indemnity..

Seller is delivering CIF to Chinese port. The contract has an LOI provision if the original bill of lading should be lost..

The buyer’s bank refuses to make payment without original BOL and will not accept LOI..

What happens next..??

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Over height cargo crushed due to discrepancy in bill of lading – who is responsible..??

Here’s a very unique question from Michael about Over height cargo crushed due to discrepancy in bill of lading.. Hi Hariesh I have an issue where the HBL states cargo OOG. MBL does not reflect this. The over height cargo in an open top container was therefore not managed as OOG and the over height […]

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