How to safeguard cargo release using the right bill of lading

Safeguard Cargo Release

An article on how to safeguard cargo release using the right bill of lading.. This article is based on a case study information received from one of the readers..

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Beginner’s guide to importing

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A lot of people have entered the business of import and export without proper initiation, training, knowledge or research and have been caught unawares because they either didn’t know how to start it or didn’t bother to check how the business works and the checks and balances that needs to be considered..

Download the Beginner’s Guide to Importing to understand the complete process involved in this business..

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Is there a future for electronic bill of lading..??

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The Bill of Lading, is one of the most important documents in global trade and has been around for many years..

The paper form of the bill of lading is still the leading form and is mostly used when a Bill of Lading is issued as a Negotiable instrument (Ocean Bill of Lading)..

Is there space in the shipping world however, for an Electronic Bill of Lading..??

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The Container Department

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It has been called many names – Equipment Control, Container Control, Logistics, Container Department – whatever you call it, it is one of the most dynamic departments’ within a shipping line’s (and by extension the ships agency’s) business and this department is close to my heart as this was my first real job in a liner shipping environment..

What does this department do..??

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

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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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Difference between Ocean, Sea Waybill and Memo Bill of Lading

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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..

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What to do when the original bill of lading is lost..??

My Original bill of lading is lost………..!!!!!! A chilling sentence that creates panic in the hearts of many of the people involved in any international trade transaction involving an Original Bill of Lading.. Shipping documents do get lost in transit to consignee or the bank or elsewhere.. So is it the end of the world for the shipper or consignee … Read more here..

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