Monday, November 28, 2022

Bill of Lading

Is a shipping line liable for any costs if they don’t send the arrival notification for import cargo..??

Thanks to the readers of this blog who ask some stimulating questions like the title of this post.. This is a very contentious issue between...

Is there a limitation on the number of Original bills to be issued..??

A reader of this blog had asked a question as below : What is the limitation on 3 OBLs? Why 3….I’ve had customers request 5+...

Part bill of lading

As advised in one of my very first articles - Article 2 - The Documents - a Bill of Lading – abbreviated to read B/L is a...

Difference between Ocean, Sea Waybill and Memo Bill of Lading

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..

Difference between House bill 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..

What is a telex release..??

Article explaining What is a Telex Release and when and where is it used..

Express release and its advantages and disadvantages

You might have come across the expression Express Release.. What is an express release and what are its advantages and disadvantages..??

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...

Difference between an exporter and a shipper

There are several terms that one comes across in course of normal trade and business.. This article talks about Shipper and Exporter which may sound same to many people but are actually different..

Addendum to how a letter of credit works – L/C Extension

This is an addendum to my previous article on how an LC works.. If there is a requirement for an LC to be extended, for whatever reason, the seller has to contact the buyer who opened the LC and they will have to in turn contact the issuing bank with valid reasons for the extension..

What happens to the original bill of lading after a shipment has been completed..??

This is a question one of the regular readers of the blog posed to me the other day.. As you might have...

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...

Parts of a bill of lading – Part 4

Last part of a 4 part article that dissects a bill of lading and discusses the different parts and the information that needs to be filled up in each part..

Parts of a bill of lading – Part 3

3rd part of a 4 part article that dissects a bill of lading and discusses the different parts and the information that needs to be filled up in each part..

Parts of a bill of lading – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of a 4 part series about the Parts of a Bill of Lading.. In this article, I cover the details relating to the voyage..

Parts of a bill of lading – Part 1

1st part of a 4 part article that dissects a bill of lading and discusses the different parts and the information that needs to be filled up in each part..

Documents required by shipping lines for release of cargo

All shipping lines require certain documents prior to the shipment being released for imports or bill of lading being released for exports.. For normal...

Article 2 – Shipping Documents

In this article we will cover the various Shipping Documents used, especially in South Africa's shipping process.. Here we will take a look at the...

Recent articles

spot_img