How to obtain a duplicate BL, if original bill of lading lost.
Friday, June 16, 2017     Category : Bill of Lading

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How to obtain a duplicate BL, if original bill of lading lost?

 

 

What happens if Bill of Lading Lost?

 

BL lost in courier transit, how to get a new bill of lading. How to reconstruct a missed bill of lading? What are the Procedures to get new Bill of Lading? BL mutilated how to get a duplicate bill of lading in lieu of original bill of lading?

 

 

As you know, Biill of lading is a negotiable instrument and document of title. Shipping carriers issue bill of lading on receipt of goods at load port after necessary export legal customs clearance procedures completed. Without original bill of lading the cargo can not be taken delivery of goods at destination port. What happens if BL lost in transit or mutilated. BL could have lost at Bank, courier transit, or in any other transit. Bill of lading could be stolen or destroyed. We have discussed abou the Importance of bill of lading in international trade  under seperate article in this web blog.

 

If a bill of lading is lost, the shipper need to approach the shipping carrier and request for a duplicate sets of originals in lieu lost original bill of lading. The shipper need to execute a letter of indemnity bond stating that the said carrier is not to be held responsible if the first set of lost Bill of lading is found and surrendered. The How to obtain a duplicate BL, if original bill of lading lost letter of indemnity must be signed by the shipper or his legal authorized representative. Such indemnity bond should be against certain amount fixed by the respective carrier. In an indemnity bond, shipper also undertake the responsibility return the original lost bill of lading to the carrier, if found. The shipper undertake to indemnify all consequences on lost of bill of lading against any claims, liability, losses charges, costs, fine, damages and other expenses inclusive of legal expenses in connection with anybody claiming delivery of goods as owner or assignee or as the holder of BL originally issued at the time of receipt of goods. Some of the shipping liners in US or Canada insist a counter signature on such indemnity bond by the reputed bank doing business in the said country to obtain duplicate sets of BL in lieu of lost original bill of lading.

 

 

 

Each shipping carrier may have different specimen format of indemnity bond with separate legal bindings to obtain a duplicate sets of bill of lading in lieu of lost original bill of lading. However, I have mentioned some of the major points above, generally mentioned by all carriers in bond for issue of duplicate bill of lading against lost BL.  Also read  Can an importer take delivery of goods without original bill of lading?      3 Reasons under Importance of bill of lading in international trade    Can shipping line predate Bill of Lading,What is the earliest date can be mentioned on Bill of Lading

 

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Comments

 
Dilip Kumar Mallick Says :
Monday, August 05, 2013
This article was really helpful. However my question is: If a full set original signed BL lost under agent's custody during courier to it's branch office for handed over to actual ultimate Supplier, in that case what steps or pre-cautions need to be taken before issuance of Duplicate set of OBL. Since, Shipper didn't lost the Original, then we can not ask Shipper to provide any Bond. But we shall have to issue a new sets of Original BL for Shipper. Need your expert comments.
Nguyen Says :
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
LOI is necessary in this case. However it could be refused by court because it just internal bond between carrier and client. In my opinion, If shipper or consignee cannot present original B/L and want D/O, besides important points above, a cash deposit in amount of twice of cargo value is requested. Cash deposit can be returned after two years.
Venu Says :
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
I am currently working with a MNC freight forwarding company at a Regional Level.Can a customs broker be shipper or consignee on OBL ( origin Bills of Lading), in countries such as China or Singapore ?, is yes, what are the possible liabilities and risk involved.
dheeraj Says :
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Dear Sir, B/L NO 952519439,40,41,42 FOR 20 FCL WERE ISSUED BY MAERSK SHIPPING BUT WHEN THIS PACKET DISPTACHD TO BUYER TO MADAGASCAR ,PACKET MISPLACED BY THE DHL COURIER AND STILL NOT TRACEABLE , MAERSK IS ASKING FOR 300% BG FOR 5 YEAR AND IS NOT CO-OPERATING IN THE MATTER WAHT STEP WE HAD TO TAKE .
dheeraj Says :
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
WHETHER INDIAN COURTS CAN INTERVEN IN THE MATTER IF SHIPPER IS NOT ARRANGING TO ISSUE CARGO AT FINAL DESTINATION PORT WHEN THE ORIGINAL B/L MISPLACED BY DHL COURIER SO REPUTED COMPANY AND SHIPPING COMPANY IS ASKING FOR 300% BG FOR THIS . CONSIGNOR IS UNABLE TO FURNISH 300% BG FOR 5 YEARS TO SHIIOPING COMPANY WHAT SHOULD WE SHOULD DO
Admin Says :
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Dheeraj, You have to follow Carrier's rules and regulations to get a duplicate copy of Bill of Lading, if Original lost
Admin Says :
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
dheeraj, Please follow carrier's terms and conditions to get a duplicate copy of Bill of Lading to release import shipment with the co-operation of shipper.
Ramesh Says :
Thursday, March 05, 2015
one of shipper have lost original all the bill of lading & shipment is under LC what is the most thing I should take care, apart from this on b/l consignee is bank notify party is someone else & shipper wants delivery for 2nd notify party. Confirm
 

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