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What is a bill of lading?

It is a document created by a freight forwarder or a shipping company

What information is needed in a BL:


  • Description of merchandise

  • Shipper and Consignee

  • Bill of Lading number

  • Consignee or Consignee

  • Notify Party

  • The gross weight of the merchandise

  • Container number

  • Seal number


What kinds of BL of Lading exist?


BL MASTER: It is a document that the shipping company issues all the information of an import and export.


BL HOUSE: It is a document issued by whoever exports the cargo of an import and export.

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