Production of Bill of Lading
Section I Repair of Container Bills of Lading
Bill of Lading Number (B/L)
The bill of lading number is located in the upper right corner of the bill of lading. The structure of this number is formulated by the company’s routes according to the requirements of computer system.
In this column, please fill in the name and address of the shipper. If possible, please fill in the telephone number.
2. Consignee (CONSIGNEE)
For nominated bills of lading, fill in the full name and address of the consignee in this column, if possible, please fill in the telephone number; for instructional bills of lading, you can fill in’TO ORDER’or’TO ORDER OF XXX’, and if’TO ORDER’ is usually understood as’To be directed by the shipper’.
3. Notifying Party (NOTIFY PARTY)
In this column, please fill in the full name and address of the notifying party, and telephone number if possible. When the consignee has a detailed address and name on the bill of lading, the notifying party can fill in the name and address of any country.
When issuing a bill of lading with the consignee’s name of’TO ORDER’, the full name and telephone number of the Notifying Party must be filled in in this column. If the shipper’s L/C requires it, this column can then fill in the name and address of the second notifying party located in any country.
Note: The shipper’s declaration in the notification column should meet the customary requirements of the port of discharge or the place of delivery. Otherwise, the shipper will be responsible for all the consequences. Some countries and regions require the notifying party to be local, otherwise the goods are not allowed to be imported, such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and India.
4. Prospective Transporter (PRE CARRIAGE BY)
This column is only filled in when the goods are transhipped, usually the name of the future carrier.
5. Place of Delivery (PLACE OF RECEIPT)
This column is only filled in when the goods are transhipped, representing the place where the carrier begins to be liable for the goods. Please note that the site must have corresponding codes to meet the requirements of computer system.
6. Ocean Shipping (OCEAN VESSEL & VOYAGE)
The name and voyage number of the vessel shall be filled in this column, but attention shall be paid to filling in this column when the goods are transhipped:
When the name of the second-way ship is uncertain, please fill in `TO BE NAMED’or `XXX’ or `HER SUBSTITUTE’only on the basis of calculation.
7. Port of Loading
This column fills in the port where the goods are actually loaded on our ship, and when the goods are transshipped, the port where the goods are loaded on the trunk marine vessel. At the same time, the name of the port in this column should be the same as that in the OCEAN VESSEL column.
8. Unloading Port (PLACE OF DISCHARGE)
Fill in the name of the port where the cargo is unloaded.
9. Place of Delivery (PLACE OF DELIVERY)
This column is only filled in when the goods are transhipped, indicating the place where the carrier will deliver the final goods.
9.1 If the shipper provides the misspelled name of the port of discharge or the place of delivery, please do not correct it without the shipper’s verification, because the bill of lading must meet the requirements of the letter of credit and be consistent with the manifest; please contact the shipper to confirm the change in writing, otherwise it will not be accepted.
9.2 Multimodal Bills of Lading shall not be issued in the following circumstances: 1. When no contract of carriage has been signed with the shipper or no agreement has been reached with the carriers in other sections on their respective rights and obligations; 2. When the whole carriage liability is not assumed.
10. This column is mainly filled in in part or in whole when there is a transport agreement between NVOCC and NVOCC or when transported by U.S. routes.
11. Goods Bar
11.1 Mark and serial number, box number and lead label (MARKS & NOS.CONTAINER/SEAL NO.)
Normally, the shipper will provide the identification mark and number of the goods to fill in this column, at the same time, this column needs to fill in the container number and lead seal of the goods loaded; if the shipper fails to provide the lead seal, it is recommended to add the word’SEAL NUMBER NOT NOTED BY SHIPPER’; if there is a customs lead seal, it needs to be added in this column.
11.2 Number of Containers or Parts (NO.OF CONTAINERS OR PACKAGES)
This column usually fills in the number and type of containers in the whole container freight transportation. If the letter of credit requires that the number of pieces supplied by the shipper be added under DESCRIPTION OF GOODS, but STC should be added to DESCRIPTION OF GOODS, where STC means “SAID TO CONTAIN”, i.e.’alleged in-loading’. The term must be used to protect the interests of the carrier. For example, a 10-foot dry container with six boxes of machinery can be represented as IX20RDC, and STC 6 CASES MACHINERY is added to the DESCRIPTION OF GOODS column.
In LCL, fill in the number of cargo pieces in this column.
11.3 Situation of Goods (DESCRIPTION OF GOODS)
If there is too much content and insufficient space in this column, you can add attachments. In this case, please indicate `QUANTITY AND DESCRIPTION OF GOODS AS PER ATTACHED SCHEDULE’.
11.4 Total Weight (GROSS WEIGHT KGS)
This column fills in the gross weight (kg) of the goods loaded into the container.
11.5 Volume (MEASUREMENT)
This column fills in the total volume (cubic meters) of the goods loaded into the container.