How to avoid delay in receiving OBL Original Bill of Lading?
Thursday, October 27, 2016     Category : Bill of Lading

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Delay in import delivery due to non receipt of OBL


Oh…. This is horrible. After completion of import customs clearance formalities, if you approach carrier to take delivery of goods, you came to know, you do not have Original Bill of Lading with you. As a new importer in international business, you may not know this problem earlier - OBL missing in pouch containing shipping documents.


I have written another article related to this subject explaining in detail about importance of Original Bill of Lading in import delivery of goods in International business.


You can read in detail about one of my articles - ‘OBL not received’, ‘OBL not released’ or ‘OBL not surrendered’.


This is a common complaint hears from consignee in an import export trade. In most of the cases, consignee realizes about missing of OBL on arrival of goods. There may have many reasons behind this issue. Shipper would not have released bill of lading, Released BL would have lost in transit, and OBL would have released late and may be on transit etc.etc.


How to avoid delay in receiving OBL?


Here are some suggestions which consignee can follow one of them suitable.


How to avoid delay in receiving OBL Original Bill of Ladinga) Instruct clearly with shipper to send original bill of lading by courier immediately up on cargo gone ‘onboard’


b) Instruct shipper to surrender original bill of lading with the carrier at origin port and arrange with carrier to send a message to their counterpart at destination port regarding ‘surrender of original bill of lading’ stating not to insist consignee to produce OBL at the time of delivery of cargo. The copy of such message on ‘surrender of OBL’ has to be sent to consignee through shipper well before arrival of vessel at destination port.


c) ‘Sea way bill of lading’ procedures can be followed to avoid such hassles


Since I had discussed all the above in detail in another articles in this web site, in this article, I have discussed only about the solutions to avoid delay in receiving Original Bill of Lading. Do you wish to add more information and tips to importers and exporters about the solution on avoiding delay in receiving Original Bill of Lading to importer?


Have you experienced such delay in receiving Original Bill of Lading from exporter? Share below your experience and tips to import export trade about the solution to avoid delay in receipt of OBL.



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