How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill or Master Bill..??

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“How do I know the bill of lading issued is a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading..?? Is it mentioned anywhere on the bill of lading that it is a House Bill or a Master Bill”

I really love such basic but curious questions because it rejuvenates the gray matter.. Let’s explore this question..

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Can anyone issue a House Bill of Lading..??

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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..

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Release of cargo without House Bill of Lading – live case study

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This article is a live case study about release of cargo by an agent without house bill of lading.. I invite all of you to comment on the recourse available to the freight forwarder in this interesting case..

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Help needed regarding issuance of House Bill of Lading and Master Bill of Lading

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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..

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Update to House Bill of Lading is Dangerous

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This is an update to my original article “House Bill of Lading is Dangerous” where we had some discussions surrounding the safety aspect or lack thereof, of using a House … Read more here..

House Bill of Lading is dangerous

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There is a perception in the industry that the use of a House Bill of Lading is dangerous.. Let us explore that topic here and see if there is any merit in that statement..

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

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For the release of cargo at destination and for the purpose of documentary credit negotiations, there are several endorsements required on a bill of lading.. In this article we take a look at who should endorse a bill of lading and what are the endorsements required..

Like who should endorse a house bill of lading and who should endorse a master bill of lading..

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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 is the most important document in this business and there are always several questions surrounding a bill of lading.. This article deals with one such type of bill of lading – Short form bill of lading..

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Can an insurance company assist a freight forwarder in case of lost bill of lading..??

If an Original Master Bill of Lading is lost by a Freight Forwarder, will his insurance company provide cover or assistance in securing a bank guarantee..??

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I want to issue my House Bill of Lading

Question from one of the readers : We are an NVOCC and we currently primarily use the steamship line’s BL showing The shipper’s name with us as agent . If … Read more here..

Difference in HBL and MBL dates

Question asked by sutjiadi gunawan – stdgnw Ask your question here..: if we have MBL with dated 23 Jan 2013, HBL 24 Jan 2013 and we have COO/Form AK-Korea w/ … Read more here..

Difference between House bill of lading and Master bill of lading

Difference between House Billl of Lading and Master Bill of Lading

A Bill of Lading maybe issued as a House Bill of Lading or a Master Bill of Lading..

In this article, I discuss the difference between these two types of Bills of Lading..

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What is a back to back shipment..??

This was a question from one the readers of the blog.. Its usually known as a back to back bill of lading rather than shipment as the shipment is actually … Read more here..

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