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bill of lading

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
bill of ladingˌbill of ˈlading noun (plural bills of lading) [countable]  TTWBB technical a list of the goods being carried, especially on a ship
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bill of ladingThis name would also be entered on the documentary bill of lading deposited in SeaDocs' vault.Unless sent by an air courier, an ocean bill of lading can take as long as a week to arrive by air mail.The preceding features required that certain traditional statements in the text of the ocean bill of lading be modified or replaced.In contrast, the charter party bill of lading did not contain the charter party contract, but incorporated it by reference.
From Longman Business Dictionarybill of ladingbill of lad‧ing /ˌbɪl əv ˈleɪdɪŋ/ written abbreviation b/l, or BOL noun (plural bills of lading) [countable]COMMERCETRANSPORT a document that gives information about goods being transported. A bill of lading is also a contract to transport the goods, and shows that the transporter has received the goodsIf the buyer finds the bill of lading is not in order, he can refuse it.With general cargo vessels, hundreds of bills of lading may have to be issued. claused bill of lading clean bill of lading container bill of lading dirty bill of lading electronic bill of lading foul bill of lading ocean bill of lading unclean bill of lading
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