Shipment management

What is Bill of Lading?

There are 2 main Bill of Lading types that are being used universally in shipping:

  • The Bill of Lading is the primary document used in sea transport. It functions as a contract of carriage, transport goods receipt and a document of title affording ownership. In order to receive the cargo, the buyer (also referred to as “consignee” on the Bill of Lading) will need to present the Original Bill of Lading, or when we, as Twill receive the order from the supplier (also referred to as “shipper” on the Bill of Lading) to Telex Release the shipment to the consignee.

  • The Sea Waybill is another key document used in sea transport when the supplier (also referred to as ‘shipper’) decides to release ownership of the cargo to the buyer (also referred to as “consignee” on the Sea Waybill) immediately. This means that the cargo can be picked up by the party identified in the Sea Waybill without presenting a document of ownership. A Sea Waybill is proof of a contract of carriage and a transport goods receipt but does not give title to the goods.

Bill of Lading

How can I have my Bill of Lading issued?
If you need to issue a Bill of Lading, please contact us via email or via our on...
What happens if I lose my Bill of Lading?
Without the Original Bill of Lading, the release of your cargo will be put on ho...
How can I apply for the Bill of Lading to be Telex released?
If you do not wish to have the Original Bill of Lading printed and sent to your ...
How can I accept the draft version of the Bill of Lading and get the Original Bill of Lading?
Once you have verified the details of the Bill of Lading you can approve the cop...
Who will be receiving the Bill of Lading once created?
The copy of the Bill of Lading will be sent to the supplier to verify the detail...
How long does it take from submitting shipping instructions till I have my Bill of Lading?
The copy of the Bill of Lading will be available online within two business days...
When is a Bill of Lading required?
The Bill of Lading is a required document to move a freight shipment. The Bill o...
What is Bill of Lading?
The Bill of Lading is the primary document used in sea transport. It functions a...
How do I amend the Bill of Lading?
If you want to change any details on the Bill of Lading, you can submit your cha...
Can I print out the Bill of Ladings at my own office?
In certain countries is it possible to apply for a "Print at office" web agreeme...
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