Difference between Received for Shipment, Shipped on Board, Clean on Board & Clean Shipped on Board

Bills of lading generally bear the clauses Received for Shipment, Shipped on board and Clean on board..

In this article, you can read about the difference between these three clauses..

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Beware of fake shipping line websites for tracking your cargo

Yes there are fake shipping line websites based on the method of “phishing” just like fake banking websites.. The International Maritime Bureau is warning users of such sites (although names … Read more here..

How long is a bank guarantee issued in lieu of a lost original bill of lading valid..?? – Update

Usually when an original bill of lading is lost, shipper needs to submit a bank guarantee to the shipping line to secure release of cargo.. But how long is a bank guarantee issued in lieu of a lost original bill of lading valid.?? Can the bank keep the guarantee indefinitely..??

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How long is a bank guarantee issued in lieu of a lost original bill of lading valid..??

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Usually when an original bill of lading is lost, shipper needs to submit a bank guarantee to the shipping line to secure release of cargo.. But how long is a bank guarantee issued in lieu of a lost original bill of lading valid.?? Can the bank keep the guarantee indefinitely..??

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Clean on board or Shipped on Board – what should a bill of lading show..??

Clean on Board and Shipped on Board are two different clauses in a Bill of Lading and these two have sometimes led to confusion and disagreements within the trade..

Here we will examine what the bill of lading should show – Clean on Board or Shipped on Board..??

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Can I take ownership of cargo

Can I take ownership of cargo.. The shipping and freight industry sure is an interesting place with very different issues cropping up all the time.. Here’s one more case study … Read more here..

UPDATE – Shipping lines will accept responsibility for their mistakes – True or False..??

Further to my post regarding incorrect routing of a container and the shipping lines liability, please see below news article from FTW Magazine ( A South African based Freight & Trade … Read more here..

Shipping lines will accept responsibility for their mistakes – True or False..??

A trick question..?? Lets discuss this with a case study of a case that is raging on in one of the social media forums.. A forwarder booked 2×20′ containers with a … Read more here..

Case study about incorrect sending of arrival notification

Further to my post regarding arrival notification to clients, one of the readers seems to have landed himself in hot water and is seeking assistance as below.. Any ideas/comments..?? Who … Read more here..

Multiple shippers in a bill of lading..??

Multiple shippers in a bill of lading..?? This is a question raised by a reader.. I thought i would throw out this question to you my dear readers.. In my … Read more here..

Who pays freight charges for a shipment..??

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Charges that are applicable for a shipment can be classified as Ocean related charges and Landside charges.. This article discussed who pays for freight charges between the buyer and seller..

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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 the shipping lines and the … Read more here..

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+ OBLs to be issued. When … Read more here..

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 document that serves as a document … Read more here..

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