Electronic bill of lading – are you and your country ready for it..?? – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this article I wrote a bit about the history of globalisation and trade and its connection with the bill of lading and the road to Electronic … Read more..

Executive Insights – Philip Teoh – Lawyer and Maritime Arbitrator

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Executive Insights is a series by Shipping and Freight Resource that provides insights and thoughtful analysis about the industry.. This series features selected individuals from the industry and is aimed at … Read more..

DCSA publishes data and process standards for bill of lading preparation and issuance

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DCSA has published data and process standards for the submission of shipping instructions and issuance of the bill of lading (B/L). DCSA B/L standards are aligned with the UN/CEFACT (United Nations … Read more..

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

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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 … Read more..

Help, shipping line won’t pre-date or back date my bill of lading

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Pre-Dating or Back Dating is when the shipper requests the shipping line to show the Shipped on Board date on the bill of lading as a date before the actual … Read more..

Letter of Indemnity – Dos and Don’ts

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Many of you might have heard the term Letter of Indemnity (LOI) in day to day shipping practice.. There have been several arguments, discussions, commercial threats, litigation etc surrounding this … Read more..

Fonterra completes first blockchain trade transaction using Wave’s BL

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Fonterra, one of the world’s leading international dairy processors, has completed its first e-presentation for a shipment from New Zealand to China using WAVE BL’s blockchain-based technology with HSBC as … Read more..

Contour partners with CargoX to transform bills of lading

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Contour, the Singapore-based global trade finance network has today announced its partnership with CargoX, a blockchain platform for transferring documents and data including a certified electronic bill of lading solution. … Read more..

Implications of issuing a Clean on Board bill of lading

Many a time, shippers have asked shipping lines for “CLEAN ON BOARD” clause on a bill of lading and if the request relates to a container shipment, this might have … Read more..

How to achieve cost saving through digitalisation in shipping

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Digitalisation is the use of digitisation (the transition from an analog format to a digital format) and digital technologies to convert your business to a digital business.. Digitalisation has been … Read more..

FMC questions definition of “merchant” in carrier bill of lading

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This definition of the term “Merchant” has caught the attention of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) who is soliciting public comment as to How VOCCs apply the term “Merchant” in … Read more..

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 … Read more..

How do I verify if my goods were actually shipped..??

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Over the years, I have received several questions from readers relating to a variety of topics on this resource.. Some of them are really valid questions especially if you consider … Read more..

If a bill of lading is an evidence of contract of carriage, then what is a contract of carriage..??

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A Bill of Lading is one of the most important documents in the shipping cycle and comes in different forms such as Negotiable or Order Bill of Lading, Seaway Bill … Read more..