A Bill of Lading (B/L) is a legal document that serves as a contract of carriage between a shipper (usually the seller or exporter) and a carrier (typically a shipping company). It serves as a receipt for the goods being transported and as evidence of the agreement between the shipper and carrier.
The Bill of Lading contains details about the goods being shipped, such as their quantity, weight, and dimensions. It also includes information about the destination, the shipping route, the carrier, and the terms of the shipment, such as the type of transportation, the agreed-upon price, and the date of delivery.
What is the purpose of a Bill of Lading?
Who prepares the Bill of Lading?
What information is included in a Bill of Lading?
What are the different types of Bill of Lading?
How is the Bill of Lading used in international trade?
What happens if the Bill of Lading is lost or damaged?
Can a Bill of Lading be modified after it has been issued?