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Bill of lading

Posted by: Jenny | 2016-08-30 11:26:41

1. The entire original bill of lading marks the number of sheets. If it should be sent according to the terms of the letter of credit.


2. If there is the carrier's full name and "Carrier" term on the B/L to indicate his identity.


3. If the Bill of lading has mention the above items, when the carrier sign the B/L, the carrier and its full name can be ignored on the BL. For example, if the full name of the carrier XYZ LINE and “CARRIER” have been printed on the B/L, then the subscription place only needs the stamp of XYZ LINE and its responsible person. If the B/L hasn’t mention the thing as the term 2, and the B/L is signed by the FORWARDER, then the subscription place must mark the signer's identity. For example, ABC FORWARDING CO as agents for XYZ LINE, the carrier or ABC FORWARDING Co on behalf of XYZ LINE the carrier. If the B/L has mention the thing as the term 2, but the B/L is signed by the FORWARDER, then the signer’s identity must be marked on the subscription place, such as, ABC FORWARDING CO as agents for the carrier or as agents for / on behalf of the carrier.


4. If there are "shipped" ("Shipped in apparent good order and condition on board ...") printed on the B/L, then it doesn't need to add "On board notation"; If there are "Received in apparent good order and condition for shipment ..." marked on the B/L, then it must add the word "board notation" and the shipping date.


5. If there were "intended vessel", "intended port of loading", "intended port of discharge" and / or other "intended ..." and other uncertain descriptive words printed on the B/L, then it must add the "board notation", and the vessel name, port of loading, port of discharge and other items should be marked out even there is nothing changes for the vessel and port.


6. Under the unitary shipping way which means the Port to Port (Port of loading to port of discharge), only the Port of Loading, Ocean vessel and the Port of Discharge should be filled properly; if there is transshipment in the middle, the name of the transshipment port should not appear in the column of Port of discharge. If needed, it can only mark “transshipment in × × (transshipment port)” “with transshipment at × ×” in the bar of cargo space.


7."Port" and "place" are different concepts. Some bill of lading marks “place of receipt” and "Place of delivery / final destination" and other columns for B/L use as the "multimodal transport."or "combined transport" transport documents. When it is in unitary shipping, it can not fill in the column, or it will cause the misleading of whether the transport way is unitary shipping  or multimodal transport.


8. If there is exclusive use of "precarriage by"column with"multimodal transport" printed on the B/L, then it can not use as the column of the first vessel name of the transshipment bill of lading. Only for multimodal transport documents can be marked “Rail”, “truck”, “air”, “sea” and other modes of transport on that column.


9. The "consigned to or consignee" on the B/L must mark as the L/C requires. For example, the L/C requires "made out to order" on the B/L, then marks "order"; "made out to order of the applicant", then marks "order of × × × × (full name of applicant) ";" made out to order of the inssuing bank ", then marks" order of × × × × Bank (the full name of the issuing bank). "If the L/C requires the B/L directly make to the purchaser ( the applicant) or the title of the issuing bank, then it can not add "order of".


10. The "unclean clause" notation can not appear on the B/L, which means there are defective phenomena in the goods or the packaging.


11. Unless the L/C allow, the "subject charter party" can not appear on the B/L.


12.About transshipment, "Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits" (UCP500) Article 23 b, c are two such provisions: 1, if the letters of credit allow transshipment – among the port of loading and port of discharge occurs the transshipment, the bill of lading includes the entire voyage; 2, if the L/C prohibits transshipment, the bill of lading includes the entire voyage and there does not occur transshipment between the port of loading and the port of discharge; 3, if the L/C prohibits transshipment and the cargo are carried by the containers, tugs and mother ship, even the bill of lading marks that there will be transshipment, it will not be regarded as the discrepancies, but it must be the same bill of lading including the entire voyage.


13. The description of the goods in the bill of lading shall not be different with the description on the commercial invoice. If the goods description is the joint name on the B/L, then it must be consistent with that on the L/C and have the common link with other documents such as the Marks.


14. The Notify Party on the bill of lading should comply with the name, address and telecommunications numbers in the L/C.


15. The endorsement related to the freight on the bill of lading shall meet the credit requirements and the provisions of Article 33 of UCP500.


16. Any modification of the bill of lading must add the signature of the issue part.


17. Bill of lading must be endorsed by the beneficiary and Shipper.

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