What is Bill of lading?

A bill of lading’s main function is to make sure that importers get the goods they requested and that exporters get paid. The items must always be shipped with a bill of lading that is signed by the shipper, receiver, and the carrier. A bill of lading may include information on a shipment’s itemized contents, number of packages, weight, volume, consignor and consignee names, names of the ports of origin and destination, dates of origin and destination, shipping rates and amounts, and other information.

Types of Bill of Lading

Given below are the types of Bills of Lading.

  • Clean Bill of Lading
  • Received for Shipment Bill of Lading
  • Through Bill of Lading
  • Claused Bill of Lading
  • Container Bill of Lading
  • House Bill of Lading
  • Master Bill of Lading
  • Charter Party Bill of Lading
  • Multimodal Transport Document/ Combined Transport Document
  • Forwarders Bill of Lading
  • Stale Bill of Lading
  • Short-term/ Blank Back Bill of Lading
  • Straight Bill of Lading
  • Order Bill of Lading
  • Bearer Bill of Lading
  • Surrender Bill of Lading

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