What is Shipper Load, stow and count in Bill of Lading

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What is Shipper Load, stow and count in Bill of Lading

 

What is “Shipper’s Load, stow and count” in Bill of Lading.

This is one of the common questions I have been receiving. Why Bill of Lading showing as “Shipper’s weight Load and count”, What is the meaning of “Shipper’s weight Load and count”, Why shipping line mentions “Shipper’s Load, stow and count” etc.

What is Shipper Load, stow and count in Bill of Lading

As you know, Bill of lading is issued by carrier as the proof of receipt of goods as per the details mentioned. Exporter weighs the goods at his place, labels and marks, and moves to customs station for export. Here, the carrier does not inspect the goods and confirm that the weight declared in Bill of lading is matched with the actual weight he received. If any claim arises, the liability of carrier is limited up to that extend. If the cargo is a Full Container Load, the stuffing of container takes place without the presence of carrier, and he is also not responsible for the total gross weight of goods.

So, the said clause “Shipper’s weight Load and count” is mentioned just below the column ‘gross weight’ in the bill of lading.

 





 

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