Production of Bill of Lading
Total number of 12 containers or pieces (TOTAL NO. OF PACKAGES OR CONTAINERS)
In the case of full-container freight transportation, this column fills in the total number of containers received, such as `Five Containers’; in the case of combined-container freight transportation, this column fills in the number of pieces received, such as `Fifteen Packages Only’.
13. Freight and other charges (FREIGHT & CHARGES)
This column indicates all or part of the following (1) to (5): (1) various types of charges, such as sea freight, inland Trailer fees, fuel surcharges, etc., in which DECLARED VALUE CHARGES refers specifically to the additional charges that shippers require to pay after the bill of lading re-indicates the value of the goods in this column; (2) the basis for calculation of freight charges, and the unit of charge. Usually there are weights per MT weight ton, volume per CBM cubic meter, number of parts per PC unit and container unit TEU/FEU 20 feet/40 feet standard box, in which TEU/FEU can also be expressed as 20FT/40FT, for example, 10x 10FT DC representative should charge 10 10 10 feet dry container freight; (3) rates of various charges, including OCEAN FREIGHT sea freight, BAF fuel surcharge, CAF currency surcharge, THC wharf operation. Cost, INLAND HAULAGE inland towage, etc.; (4) the unit of calculation of various costs, such as “box UNIT, weight ton MT, cubic meter CBM”; (5) the declared value of goods (OPTIONAL DECLARED VALUE), when the customer is willing to pay more freight in order to avoid the limitation of carrier’s liability, the value filled in should be close to the actual value of the goods.
14. Prepayment and Payment (PREPAID/COLLECT)
This column indicates whether the place of freight payment is the starting point or the end point, where `PREPAID’means prepaid and `COLLECT’ means paid. Payment of freight to third parties other than shippers or consignees may also be printed on bills of lading in advance or on delivery, provided that written confirmation of the third party’s consent to payment is obtained in advance.
15. Prepaid Place (PREPAID AT)
This column fills in the place where the bill of lading is made and the freight is paid (only if the freight is prepaid).
16. Payment Place (PAYABLE AT)
Fill in this column to the place where the freight is paid.
17. Total Advance (TOTAL PREPAID)
This column includes all prepaid freight charges in US dollars and all other prepaid charges in local currency.
18. Shipment Date (LADEN ON BOARD OF VESSEL)
This column usually fills in the date on which the carrier leaves the port of loading under the bill of lading and signs it on the date. It can also fill in the actual date on which the goods are loaded.
19. Number of original bills of lading (NO.OF ORIGINAL BS/L)
This column fills in the number of original bills of lading issued according to the shipper’s request, usually in three copies.
20. Place and date of issuance (PLACE AND DATE OF ISSUE)
This column fills in the place and date of bill of lading preparation and issuance.
21. On behalf of the carrier (SIGNED FOR THE CARRIER)
This column is stamped with the company’s request.
Note: Columns 11 to 21 of this section correspond to columns 10 to 20 of the European Format Bill of Lading, respectively.