Bill of Lading

How To Use

This is a complex bill of lading for important cargo.

Standard forms are available in stationery or office stores for use with repetitive shipments of basic goods.

  • Make multiple copies. Send one to each signing party.

Bill of Lading

Ship: ________________________________________________
Shipper:________________________________________________
Consignee:________________________________________________
Port of loading:________________________________________________
Arrival notice should be sent to:________________________________________________
Port of discharge:________________________________________________
Final destination of goods:________________________________________________
Scope of the voyage:________________________________________________
Leading marks:________________________________________________
Quantity:________________________________________________
Description:________________________________________________
Gross weight:________________________________________________
Measurements:________________________________________________

Received by CARRIER, from the shipper, the goods or packages said to contain goods stated above in apparent good order or condition unless otherwise indicated in this bill of lading, to be transported subject to the terms of bill of lading with liberty to proceed via any port or ports within the scope of the voyage, to the port of discharge or as near thereto as the ship can safely get and leave, always afloat at all stages and conditions of water and weather, and there to be delivered or transshipped on payment of the charges. If the goods in whole or in part are shut out from the ship stated above for any reason or cause, carrier shall have liberty to forward them under the terms of this bill of lading on the next available ship of this line, or, at carrier’s option, of any other line.

It is agreed that the custody and carriage of the goods are subject to the following terms which shall govern the relations between the shipper, consignee, and the carrier, master and ship in every contingency, and in the event of deviation, or of unseaworthiness of the ship at the time of loading or inception of the voyage or subsequently, none of the terms shall be deemed to be waived by the carrier unless by express waiver in writing signed by a duly authorized agent of the carrier.

CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA ACT OF THE UNITED STATES

This bill of lading incorporates the provisions of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act of the United States, and amendments thereto, and nothing herein contained shall vary the rights, immunities or responsibilities of the carrier under the act. The provisions of the act shall govern before the goods are loaded on and after they are discharged from the ship and at all times that the goods are in custody of the carrier. The carrier shall have no liability when the goods are not in the actual custody of the carrier.