Who issues the Bill of Lading?

What is the bill of lading used for? The bill of lading or commonly known as B/L (Bill of Lading), serves as a maritime transport contract, constitutes reliable proof that…

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How to prepare a Bill of Lading?

When you ship any item around the world, you can find yourself facing a great deal of paperwork and documentation. While you don't want to forget any of those documents…

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What is a telex release?

There are cases where the shipper or exporter surrenders their original bills of lading at the load port. In such a scenario, a telex release could come into play. After…

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MAWB (Master Air Waybill)

What is a MAWB or Master Air Waybill The Master Air Waybill is usually issued by the carrier of the cargo. This document acts as a form of proof that…

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What does NVOCC mean?

Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier (NVOCC) refers to a transportation operator that does not own any ocean going vessel assets. The transport operator will take care of operations that include…

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Difference between LCL and FCL

What does LCL and FCL mean? FCL refers to “Full Container Load” whereas LCL means “Less than Container Load”. Both these terms are used quite often and commonly in international…

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Straight Bill Of Lading

What is a straight bill of lading? A straight bill of lading is a type of transport document that is non-negotiable. A straight bill of lading can also be referred…

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High Sea Sales: What are they?

What are High Sea Sales? A High Sea Sale transaction (also known as HSS), is a transaction carried out while the shipment is still somewhere out at sea. Such transactions…

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