Contents of bill of lading

Contents of bill of lading:

(a) Name and logo of the shipping line.

(b) Name and address of the shipper.

(c) Name and the number of vessel.

(d) Name of the port of loading.

(e) Name of the port of discharge and place of delivery

(f) Marks and container number.

(g) Packing and container description.

(h) Total number of containers and packages.

(I) Description of goods in terms of quantity.

(j) Container status and seal number.

(k) Gross weight in kg, and volume in terms of cubic metres.

(l) Amount of freight paid or payable.

(m) Shipping bill number and date.

(n) Signature and initials of the Chief Officer.

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