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Bills of Lading A Guide to Good Practice


Year: 2014
Language: english
Author: Stephen Mills
Genre: Guide
Publisher: Anchorage Press
Edition: 3
ISBN: 978-0-9574936-0-5
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 228
Description: LOSS PREVENTION AND BILLS OF LADING
In 1996 the North of England P&I Association issued a simple questionnaire
to readers of its loss prevention newsletter Signals. It asked for their
experiences with regard to the issue of bills of lading and subsequent delivery
of cargo against those bills of lading. The majority of answers were received
from shipowners’ offices or from masters, with agents, operators, financiers
and others also responding.
A number of specific problems set a recurring theme
• pressure on the master to issue clean bills of lading
• disagreement between ship’s and shore figures
• agents signing bills of lading without reference to the mate’s receipts or in
excess of their authority from the master
• requests to deliver the cargo without production of the original bill of
lading.
A general point also emerged which can be summarised by one member’s
comment
‘I have noticed a distinct casualness by shippers, receivers and their
agents at load/discharge ports about the importance to the master of bills of
lading. Conclusion: they are ignorant of its legal purposes.’
Strong words, but possibly true. Although the bill of lading is a key
document in a transaction where the cargo and freight together may be worth
several millions of dollars, masters who are diligent or cautious in their
handling of that document may often be seen by others as obstructive or
awkward. If masters are to stand their ground and justify their stance, then
they may need to know not only what they have to do, but why they are doing
it.

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