Received for Shipment Bill of Lading

Received for Shipment Bill of Lading

Received for Shipment Bill of Lading

 

Received for Shipment Bill of Lading is a document issued by a carrier that looks like a bill of lading as evidence of receipt of goods for shipment. This type of document is issued prior to the vessel loading and is therefore not an onboard bill of lading.

A bill of lading document that is issued when vehicles/goods are delivered at a ship or dock and not when they are loaded onto the ship. It serves as a receipt that the vehicle/goods arrived at the port but not that they were actually loaded.

When the vehicles are loaded, the received for shipment bill of lading is replaced by an on-board bill of lading.

The received for shipment bill of lading document contains an additional “on board notation”, it does not confirms that the vehicle/goods have been shipped on board to a named vessel. Traditionally, received for shipment bills of lading does not give enough assurance to the banks in the letter of credit, bank guarantee, or standby letter of credit transactions. Banks prefer to have a pre-printed shipped on board bills of lading documents. Alternatively received for shipment bill of lading document can be accepted with an “On Board Notation“.

 

Received for Shipment Bill of Lading Example:

 

The Received for shipment bills of lading clause can be seen on the face of the bill of lading generally at the right bottom side of the page. Without an additional onboard notation, received for shipment bill of lading does not confirm that vehicle shipped on board a named vessel.

 

Differences between Received for Shipment Bill of Lading and Pre-Printed Shipped Bill of Lading

 

There are 2 types of bills of lading documents circulating around the globe in terms of pre-printed notifications:

Received for shipment bills of lading: Vehicles/Goods have been received by the carrier but not on board of a named vessel.

Shipped on board bills of lading: Vehicles/Goods have been received by the carrier and laden on board of a named vessel.

 

 

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