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What Is a Bill of Lading?
A bill of lading serves different purposes. First, it is evidence of a contract for the carriage of goods between the shipper and the transportation company. Second, it serves as a receipt issued by the carrier upon taking possession of the goods. Third, it may serve as a document of title that permits its holder to obtain title to, and possession of, the goods. These transport documents expedite an export shipment from the time of departure from your facility to delivery. When freight changes hands from the shipper to the carrier, it is the signature on the bill of lading that signifies that the goods have been received in "good order." That is, the goods are in the same condition as when they left the shipper's facility, or a "clean" bill of lading has been issued.
A bill of lading without any comments regarding damage, overage or underage can play a crucial role in permitting the seller to receive payment for the merchandise.
Inland Bill of Lading
Ocean Bill of Lading
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