Which is the most important function of a bill of lading and why..??

functions of bill of lading

A Bill of Lading (B/L) is one of the most commonly used commercial documents in the history of shipping and freight.. This document is issued in one form or the other for all shipments whether container, bulk, break bulk, RoRo or in other forms of carriage..

A Bill of Lading has 3 basic functions.. But which is the most important function of the bill of lading..??

Go to full article >>>

What is a Delivery Order and who issues it..??

Image for Delivery Order post

If you are in the shipping and freight industry, you would have no doubt heard about a Delivery Order..

This article explains in detail all about a Delivery Order – what is it, who issues it, who should it be issued to and its importance..

Go to full article >>>

Can a negotiable bill of lading be telex released..??

telex release - shipping and freight resource

Maybe because it is one of the most important documents in global trade, there always seems to be a degree of uncertainty around a bill of lading and questions such as this..

Many people have doubts regarding which bill of lading to issue, how many to issue..

There are also questions such as what is a Telex Release, how it works and under what circumstances a Telex Release maybe issued..

In this particular post, I will cover the circumstances under which a Telex Release maybe issued and whether a telex release can be actioned on a negotiable bill of lading..

Go to full article >>>

Impact of insurance on Express Bill of Lading

Image for Question page

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..??

Go to full article >>>

Difference between Ocean, Sea Waybill and Memo Bill of Lading

Featured image for Bill of Lading post

Ocean, Sea waybill & Memo Bill of Lading are often confused and thought to be the same..

This article examines these three bills of lading, their differences and their uses..

Go to full article >>>

Share