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..

Do I need cargo insurance for my shipment..??

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Cargo insurance is a type of insurance that protects a buyer or seller of goods against damages or loss of cargo.. Despite insurance having been around for centuries, there is … 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..

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..

First cross-bank blockchain based letter of credit transaction completed

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Standard Chartered announced the successful completion of the first cross-bank Letter of Credit (LC) transaction between Vietnam and Thailand conducted over blockchain, in partnership with Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bank … Read more..

Importance of declaring the correct cargo weight

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Misdeclaration of container weights has been an issue that has been going on for a long time and has plagued many a shipping line, ship and port operators.. In a … 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..

Product Review : CargoX Platform – secure, trusted, instant transfer for trade documents

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The world of shipping involves several commercial, documentary, operational and financial processes.. While there have been many developments in the industry, a lot of the documentary processes in shipping and … Read more..

What is a Certificate of Origin..??

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If you are in the business of international trade you would have no doubt heard about a Certificate of Origin.. But not everyone is familiar with what is a certificate … Read more..

Government of India drives digitalization of the bill of lading and trade documents with Portall and CargoX

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India is digitalizing its bills of lading and other trade documentation workflows as one of the last missing elements within the country’s electronic Port Community System (PCS). The PCS, offering … Read more..

What is a letter of credit, how it works and who needs it..

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Many of you would have come across the term Letter of Credit (L/C).. If you are a shipping line, you would have heard this term from various customers asking you … Read more..

ONE more line goes the route of Electronic Bill of Lading

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Probably not related to COVID-19 but right on time, Ocean Network Express (ONE), the world’s sixth largest container line became the latest shipping line to offer fully electronic bills of … Read more..