Another shipping line goes electronic with their bills of lading, this time Hapag Lloyd

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Global trade rebounded in Q1 2021, increasing by about 10% YoY and 4% QoQ. It is expected to further rebound in Q2 and projected to grow by 16%. However the … Read more..

How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..??

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How many original bills of lading must I surrender to get release of cargo..?? This question popped up on my comments and emails quite a few times since the beginning … Read more..

Letter of Credit requires IMO Number to be shown on Bill of Lading

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A case study on the obligations of a shipping line in terms of clauses/notations to be mentioned in a bill of lading.. Based on a real life question from a … Read more..

Checking of Bill of Lading against Customs documents

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Why does a shipping line or agent check or have to check a Bill of Lading against customs documents.. What are they checking for and what should they be checking … Read more..

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

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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 … Read more..

What are the main causes of Demurrage and Detention

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In one my previous articles, I explained the Difference between Demurrage and Detention.. After reading this, a few of my readers have asked me to explain the causes of demurrage and … Read more..

Cargo Tracking Note – what is it and where is it used in shipping?

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The Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN), also known as Bordereau de Suivi Cargaison (BSC) and other names depending on the country, is an official marine document that contains information relating … Read more..

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

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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 – … Read more..

Is your country ready for Advance Cargo Information..?? Egypt is..

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Global trade volume in 2019 was 11.08 billion tons amounting to around $19 trillion in value.. Seaborne trade accounts for around 90% of global trade.. Currently, various cargoes are transported … Read more..

Is a Delivery Order a legal document..??

By definition, “A Delivery Order is a release document issued by the carrier releasing the cargo to the consignee mentioned in the bill of lading” It is issued by the carrier … Read more..

How to safeguard cargo release using the correct type of bill of lading

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

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