Maritime transport document is one of the important documents for international trade transport document to extract goods and payment, and to clarify the rights and obligations of carrier and shipper.
The Nature and Function of Bill of Lading
(1) The role of B/L: A bill of lading is the carrier’s receipt for the shipper’s goods; it is the proof of the transport agreement.
(2) Format and content of ocean bill of lading. Bill of lading has many forms, but its basic contents are basically the same, including shipper, consignee, notified person, loading port, unloading port, etc.