We all know what a bill of lading is and what a contract of carriage is.. But do you know when a bill of lading become a contract of carriage..?? This article examines this question in detail..
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Say what..!!!!!!!! Yes my thought exactly when I got this question from a reader.. But then I said to myself this is a very valid and interesting question..
What is a House Bill of Lading and can anyone issue a House Bill of Lading..?? This article examines this vital question..
What is distressed cargo and when does it occur..?? As those in the shipping industry are aware and those who are new to the industry may be experiencing or those who are not in the industry may have realised, shipping and freight industry is a crucible of many different jargons, abbreviations and trite phrases to […]
How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..??
This question popped up on my comments and emails quite a few times since the beginning of this year and therefore I decided to write this short note to answer it..
Are telex release and express release the same..??
Telex Release and Express Release – These are terms that still confuses many people in the industry..
The confusion occurs when these terms are loosely used instead of using it in the strict sense..
How do I verify and make sure that my goods were actually shipped..??
Which is the most important function of a bill of lading and why..??
Here is an actual case study from a reader regarding their import shipment from China to South Africa seeking advise on how to mitigate risks against negligent behavior by a freight forwarder..
The difference between pre-carriage and on-carriage needs to be understood very clearly by the exporter, importer, shipping line, forwarder, clearing agent, insurance and everyone else involved in order to ensure that the relevant roles, responsibilities, costs and risks are clearly defined..