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Bill of Lading (BOL or B/L)


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What is a Bill of Lading?

A bill of lading is a crucial shipping document that outlines a shipment's journey.

What Does a Bill of Lading Include?

A bill of lading, often abbreviated as BOL or B/L, contains important information:

  • A description of the shipping process and route.
  • A contract for the transportation of products.
  • A receipt for the cargo being transported.
  • Proof of ownership for the transported goods.

Types of Bills of Lading

There are two main types of bills of lading:

  • Original Bills of Lading: Typically used for ocean shipments.
  • Express Bills of Lading: Commonly used for air shipments.

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