When can an exporter get bill of lading from shipping company?
Thursday, January 05, 2017     Category : Bill of Lading

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When can an exporter release bill of lading from shipping company?

 

This is one of the common questions in international trade. What is the earliest time to release bill of lading. When can an exporter get bill of lading from carrier? Can an exporter obtain bill of lading immediately up on handing over goods to carrier? Can Bill of Lading be released before movement of goods from factory? Can BL be obtained before completion of export customs clearance procedures and formalities? Can an exporter get the bill of lading immediately up on preparation of invoice? Can bill of lading be released after moving cargo from factory? Can we ask BL from shipping line immediately after booking consignment? Can BL be released after filing of shipping bill with customs for export?

 

Bill of Lading is a negotiable instrument and a document of title issued by carrier of goods to the shipper as a proof of receipt of goods which contains the details of goods. The details of Bill of lading includes the description of goods, quantity of When can an exporter release bill of lading from shipping company goods, number of packages, gross weight, freight details, place of receipt, port of loading, port of discharge, place of final destination, shipper name, consignee name, notify party if any , buyer other than consignee if any etc.etc.

 

As I have explained, any goods can be moved out to other country only after completion of necessary export customs clearance procedures and formalities. In India, Let export order is the permission given by the customs to move the cargo to foreign country.

 

The bill of lading is issued by the carrier of goods only after receiving the cargo by them after completion of customs formalities. Let Export Order of shipping bill is the proof of completion of customs formalities in India. I have explained in detail about the procedures to obtain ‘let export’ order in another article in same web blog. You may go through the same to have a clear idea on the mechanism of ‘Let Export Order’. So the proof of Let export Order of shipping bills for movement of goods delivers to carriers once after issued by customs officials duly signed. The carrier issues bill of lading by confirming receipt of cargo from shipper/exporter, once after receipt of ‘let export’ order delivered by shipper’s customs house agent.

 

Now, the cargo is under the custody of carrier and he has been permitted to move the cargo to foreign destination. As you know, bill of lading is the proof of receipt of goods by carrier, and the carrier can issue Bill of lading once he received the cargo along with original customs signed let export order of shipping bill which is a proof of completion of customs formalities in India. If exporter release bill of lading immediately up on delivery of goods to the carrier after completion of necessary export legal customs clearance procedures and formalities, he is eligible to obtain a ‘Received for shipment’ bill of lading and not ‘shipped on board’ bill of lading.

 

If exporter requires an ‘On Board’ bill of lading, he needs to wait till the goods gone on board the vessel. The carrier or his agent release an ‘On Board’ bill of lading, once after the goods gone on board the vessel.

 

I hope, I have explained about the time of release of Bill of Lading to shipper.

 

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Comments

 
Vyankatesh Naikwade Says :
Friday, February 14, 2014
thanks for simple explanations of critical issues. its more realizable for us. Thanks.
Divya Mehta Says :
Monday, June 16, 2014
Extreme Fine explaination... (Y)
Mohammaed Says :
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We have two containers which have been shipped on board but the vessel is not due to sail for another 10 days, can the shipping line issue the BLs now or will they wait till the vessel has sailed?
Surendran Kollerath Says :
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
HiMohammaed, If shipment gone ON BOARD, BL can be issued by carrier, as the vessel need not sail.
Surendran Kollerath Says :
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
HiMohammaed, If shipment gone ON BOARD, BL can be issued by carrier, as the vessel need not sail.
Amita Says :
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Thanks for very simple explanation
ARNAB CHAKROBARTY Says :
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Dear sir please tell me how can I found a importer or exporter in aboard.... I am fully ready ...I have IEC code, and I am also a member of Indian chamber of commerce...
Gopakumar Says :
Friday, July 31, 2015
Have one doubt... in India , can a freight forwarder issue rfs bill of lading once shipping bill is filed and cargo is in bonded area... like icd or sea port or bonded cfs? or does the freight forwarder have to wait for the let export itself ? Brgds...Gops
Mitesh Says :
Friday, March 18, 2016
Thank you very much
UMIT CEVIK Says :
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Hi. I want to ask one question to have opinions from its relevant professionals for the best clarification. 1- If the shipper and consignee are the same company on the BL or in the same group of companies, after loading of bulk ship can the shipper have right to get the original BL from agent without waiting upon the freight payment? 2- The payment clause on charter parties declares also the time of payment as every body knows well. The question is that if there is a clause as that "the freight will be paid within 4 banking days after SRL BL" is it means that the owner has right to block the OBL at load port agent upon freight payment? Or does it means that the charterer has right with this term to receive OBL from load port agent without wait upon freight payment? thanks in advance for the all opinnions. umit
Nilesh Tope Says :
Friday, August 05, 2016
We supplied goods to SEZ unit under DBK. We submitted Xerox Bill of Export QUINTUPLICATE copy to bank now Bank asking us please submit the bill of export of goods under claim for duty drawback original document, with the AD code of bank mentioned on the same Now we can submit original copy but what about AD code ? How can we show this ? because no place for AD code on BOE. Kindly help us to resolve our issue.
sv nair Says :
Friday, August 05, 2016
I am s.v.nair, I have one quiery to ask you regarding bill of lading.We have issued a purchase order to one of the supplier in France after hosting the tender.They have agreed for penalty clause in case of delay in delivery. The expected date of delivery date was 02/06/2015.The bill of lading date shows that they have shipped on board on17/07/2015. Being an LC at sight, our bank informed the arrival of documents on 13/08/2015 for payment. Can you please guide me, how many days delay took place in this transaction ?
Rupesh Ramgir Says :
Saturday, August 06, 2016
how do you find which shipping companies operates to a certain port and how do you know whom to contact locally to book with shipping company?
rehan Says :
Friday, February 10, 2017
dear sir, we have received the goods, original BL's are surrendered in India. Our bank requirement is of original BL for routing payment. is there any way to get original BL from INDIA.
amit Says :
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sir How is original BL generated on papers... I work for a CHA and having some serious problems in understanding how a BL is generated on papers... Pl do revert.. Regards Amit Nautiyal
 

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