bill of lading


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bill of lading

n. pl. bills of lading
A document issued by a carrier to a shipper, listing and acknowledging receipt of goods for transport and specifying terms of delivery.

bill of lading

n
(Commerce) (in foreign trade) a document containing full particulars of goods shipped or for shipment. Usual US and Canadian name: waybill

bill′ of lad′ing


n.
a receipt given by a carrier for goods accepted for transportation.
[1590–1600]
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Noun1.bill of lading - a receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of deliverybill of lading - a receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of delivery
receipt - an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
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bill of lading

[ˌbɪləvˈleɪdɪŋ] npolizza di carico
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Off to the right, under another lantern, he could make out the Resident Commissioner's clerk and the Makambo's super-cargo heatedly discussing some error in the bill of lading.
The surgeon represented the case so affectionately to me that I yielded, and we took them both on board, with all their goods, except eleven hogsheads of sugar, which could not be removed or come at; and as the youth had a bill of lading for them, I made his commander sign a writing, obliging himself to go, as soon as he came to Bristol, to one Mr.
In the Hague Rules, the place of issue of the bill of lading is taken as the key criterion in determining territorial field of application.
If a dispute arises on the occasion of the transportation of goods by the sea, the information and the conditions of the Bill of Lading shall apply to all the parties to the contract and shall determine the responsibility and the liability of the parties arising in this issue.
Unless the shipper and carrier have an effective prior written agreement to use another shipping document in place of the bill of lading, all motor carriage performed by carriers participating in this NMFC shall be subject to the bill of lading terms and conditions of the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading shown in NMF 100-X and successive issues in NMFC Rules Item 362B.
While the decision addresses an important question of maritime law, its biggest impact will be on rail carriers within the United States that are now subject to the provisions of COGSA when the rail carriage is part of a larger, multimodal shipment pursuant to a through bill of lading.
The convoluted and contradictory nature of the contract at issue has led us to apply the doctrine of contra proferentem and to construe the bill of lading against its drafter, [Defendant] We hold that [Defendant] and [Plaintiff] contracted for application of the liability limits set forth in the Hague-Visby Rules.
17) The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's decision and held the Harter Act is not compulsorily applicable to Atlantic's bill of lading because "proper delivery" under the Harter Act occurs when the cargo is ready for inland transport, not necessarily when the cargo arrives at its final destination.
21) One of the most important provisions of the Hague Rules was a stipulation making carriers liable for cargo damages up to 100 [pounds sterling] per package or unit, unless a greater value had been declared by the shipper and inserted in the bill of lading.
On the southern border crossing, however, the use of the bill of lading is almost nonexistent.
The bill of lading is "unclean" (it includes comments relating to damage, or other deficiencies in the goods).
Goods/Products Shipped -- The supplier ships the goods with an itemized bill of lading or packing slip which references the purchase order or contract number.