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Ocean Bill Of Lading

What is 'Ocean Bill Of Lading'

A document required for the transportation of goods overseas. An ocean bill of lading serves as both the carrier's receipt to the shipper and as a collection document. The document specifies the details of the goods being transported, such as quantity, type and destination.

Explaining 'Ocean Bill Of Lading'

A non-negotiable ocean bill of lading allows the buyer to receive the goods upon showing identification. If the bill is deemed negotiable, then the buyer will be required to pay the shipper for the products and meet any of the seller's other conditions.

An ocean bill of lading allows the shipper to move goods across international waters. If the goods are to be initially shipped over land, an additional document, known as an "inland bill of lading", will be required. The inland bill only allows the materials to reach the shore, while the ocean bill allows them to be transported overseas.


Further Reading


Reconsideration on Bill of Lading as Document of Title-And on the Nature of the B/L [J]
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… Issues Relating to the Valid Conditions of Voyage Charter Party Arbitration Clause Incorporated into the Bills of Lading[J];Journal of Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners … of Political Science and Law,Shanghai 200063,China);Legal effect of arbitration clause of bill of lading …

Reconsideration of the Function of Bill of Lading as Document of Title <span style=[J]' src='/thumbnails/?img=http%3A%2F%2Fen.cnki.com.cn%2FArticle_en%2FCJFDTotal-ZGHS199600005.htm' />Reconsideration of the Function of Bill of Lading as Document of Title [J]
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… Issues Relating to the Valid Conditions of Voyage Charter Party Arbitration Clause Incorporated into the Bills of Lading[J];Journal of Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners … of Political Science and Law,Shanghai 200063,China);Legal effect of arbitration clause of bill of lading …

On carrier's obligation to give notice of arrival of goods under an ocean bill of ladingOn carrier's obligation to give notice of arrival of goods under an ocean bill of lading
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… Issues Relating to the Valid Conditions of Voyage Charter Party Arbitration Clause Incorporated into the Bills of Lading[J];Journal of Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners … of Political Science and Law,Shanghai 200063,China);Legal effect of arbitration clause of bill of lading …

Records a name the bill of lading real right attribute fundamental research and the judicature practices <span style=[J]' src='/thumbnails/?img=http%3A%2F%2Fen.cnki.com.cn%2FArticle_en%2FCJFDTotal-SYZB200611108.htm' />Records a name the bill of lading real right attribute fundamental research and the judicature practices [J]
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… Issues Relating to the Valid Conditions of Voyage Charter Party Arbitration Clause Incorporated into the Bills of Lading[J];Journal of Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners … of Political Science and Law,Shanghai 200063,China);Legal effect of arbitration clause of bill of lading …

On the Responsibility of the Insurer for Releasing Cargo Without Bill of Lading by Carrier <span style=[J]' src='/thumbnails/?img=http%3A%2F%2Fen.cnki.com.cn%2FArticle_en%2FCJFDTotal-QDYY200903003.htm' />On the Responsibility of the Insurer for Releasing Cargo Without Bill of Lading by Carrier [J]
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… Issues Relating to the Valid Conditions of Voyage Charter Party Arbitration Clause Incorporated into the Bills of Lading[J];Journal of Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners … of Political Science and Law,Shanghai 200063,China);Legal effect of arbitration clause of bill of lading …

Shipper's right of suit against the carrier after assignment of bill of lading <span style=[J]' src='/thumbnails/?img=http%3A%2F%2Fen.cnki.com.cn%2FArticle_en%2FCJFDTotal-ZGHS201002009.htm' />Shipper's right of suit against the carrier after assignment of bill of lading [J]
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… Issues Relating to the Valid Conditions of Voyage Charter Party Arbitration Clause Incorporated into the Bills of Lading[J];Journal of Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners … of Political Science and Law,Shanghai 200063,China);Legal effect of arbitration clause of bill of lading …

On Maritime Law Culture on Which Based Alternative Viewpoint Concerning Delivey of Goods without Production of Bill of Lading <span style=[J]' src='/thumbnails/?img=http%3A%2F%2Fen.cnki.com.cn%2FArticle_en%2FCJFDTotal-DDFX200901018.htm' />On Maritime Law Culture on Which Based Alternative Viewpoint Concerning Delivey of Goods without Production of Bill of Lading [J]
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… Issues Relating to the Valid Conditions of Voyage Charter Party Arbitration Clause Incorporated into the Bills of Lading[J];Journal of Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners … of Political Science and Law,Shanghai 200063,China);Legal effect of arbitration clause of bill of lading …

Right of taking delivery of cargo under bill of lading and determination of carrier's liability for delivery of cargo without its productionRight of taking delivery of cargo under bill of lading and determination of carrier's liability for delivery of cargo without its production
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Q&A About Ocean Bill Of Lading


How does an ocean bill of lading serve as both a receipt and collection document?

The carrier uses the document to receive payment from the shipper, and then uses it as proof that they have received payment from the shipper.

Who issues an ocean bill of lading?

A carrier issues an ocean bill of lading.

Is a non-negotiable or negotiable ocean bill of lading more common?

A non-negotiable one is more common.

Can you use an inland or international waterway with either type?

You can use both types on either waterway.

What is an ocean bill of lading?

An ocean bill of lading is a document required for the transportation of goods overseas.