NVOCC register created and minimum standards set for the issuance of NVOCC Bills of Lading

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The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) estimates from its work in verifying Bills of Lading that over 95% of all improperly issued Bills of Lading are issued by – yeah you … Read more..

Mandarin and Blockchain come together for Lunar New Year 2019

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Previously we had reviewed how blockchain based smart bills of lading work in general and what smart bills of lading can do.. We also reported on news of shipping lines … Read more..

India’s first blockchain enabled Letter of Credit transaction completed

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Blockchain – that newfangled concept seems to be catching on quickly and moving along quite nicely in the shipping and freight industry.. A Blockchain is a ledger that uses cryptography, … Read more..

Who is a notify party in a shipment and what is their role..??

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A Notify Party is one of the many parties involved in a shipment reflected in a Bill of Lading, forming an import part of the documentary process.. This article discusses … Read more..

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 … Read more..

Relationship between Consignee and Notify Party

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Is there a relationship between consignee and notify party in a bill of lading..?? Simple enough question.. But the answer may not be as simple.. Read on to understand the … Read more..

What is a short form/blank back bill of lading..??

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True to the nature of its business, the business of shipping and freight is a vast ocean covering many issues and areas which sometimes seems unfathomable.. A Bill of Lading … Read more..

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

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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 … Read more..

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 … Read more..

Story of a CIF contract and a Letter of Indemnity

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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 … Read more..