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bill of lading (B/L)
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

bill of lading (B/L)

document issued by a carrier, or its agent, to the shipper as a contract of carriage of goods. It is also a receipt for cargo accepted for transportation, and must be presented for taking delivery at the destination.

Among other items of information, a bill of lading contains (1) consignor's and consignee's name, (2) names of the ports of departure and destination, (3) name of the vessel,

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Usage Example
We were required to use a bill of lading in our commerce transactions with the international shipper in our business dealings.