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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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Role and responsibility of multiple notify parties


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..??

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Impact of insurance on Express Bill of Lading


Insurance is a very important item in any business transaction.. Shipping is no different..

Will there be any impact on the insurance cover taken if the bill of lading issued for the shipment is an Express Bill of Lading..??

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Requirement of IMO Number in Bill of Lading


A case study on the obligations of a shipping line in terms of clauses/notations to be mentioned in a bill of lading.. Based on a real life question from a reader..

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Who should endorse a bill of lading for cargo release..??


This is an article about endorsements on a bill of lading based on below question from a reader of this blog..

In an import FCL shipment in which a House Bill of Lading is, who should endorse the House Bill and who should endorse the Master Bill..

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Can I action a Telex Release if bill is consigned To Order…….??


A Telex Release is a very important yet tricky requirement and needs to be handled carefully.. A client could request Telex Release under many circumstances without consideration for how the bill has been consigned/released..

It is important the significance of who the bill of lading is consigned to properly and clearly understood..

Read on to find out if a Telex Release may be actioned if a bill of lading is consigned To Order…….??

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Importing for the first time, huh..?? Then you should read this..


Planning to import, but don’t know where and how to start..??

Here is some “generic” practical advice to importers who are importing for the first time.. Includes information about the documentation required for importing, what precautions one must take to avoid any losses..

Please be guided that this is a very generic advice and each import is different and could have many variables..

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Who verifies the cargo weight in a container and where..??


Misdeclaration of cargo weight in a container has been a pain in the neck for many shipping lines, ship operators and several discussions, meetings have taken place on how to control this serious issue..

This article poses the question about who verifies the cargo weight in a container and where..??

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Will the Port of Loading change if my container is transhipped..??


One of the processes in shipping is Transhipment.. This article clarifies a readers doubt whether the Port of Loading mentioned in the bill of lading will change if the container is transhipped..??

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