A B/L wherein the paying customer has contracted with the carrier that shipper or consignee information is not given.

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Abbreviation for 'Please Authorize Delivery Against Guarantee.' A request from the consignee to the shipper to allow the carrier or agent to release cargo against a guarantee, either bank or personal. Made when the consignee is unable to produce original bills of lading.


(COD) - Terms of payment: if the carrier collects a payment from the consignee and remits the amount to the shipper (air cargo).


Written Authorization from a carrier to deliver goods to a named party. It is normally issued upon surrendering the Original bill of lading to the carrier at the port of destination. A carrier's delivery order (negotiable document) is sometimes used for splitting a B/L (after surrender) in different parcels and have the same function as a B/L. The authorisation of the entitled party for the shipment to a party other than the consignee showed on the Waybill.


Abbreviation for 'Container Freight Station.' A shipping dock where cargo is loaded ('stuffed') into or unloaded ('stripped') from containers. Generally, this involves less than containerload shipments, although small shipments destined to same consignee are often consolidated. Container reloading from/to rail or motor carrier equipment is a typical activity. These facilities can be located in container yards, or off dock.


The B/L is a title document to the goods, issued 'to the order of' a party, usually the shipper, whose endorsement is required to effect is negotiation. Thus, a shipper's order (negotiable) B/L can be bought, sold, or traded while goods are in transit and is commonly used for letterofcredit transactions. The buyer must submit the original B/L to the carrier in order to take possession of the goods.


U.S. Customs' standardization: fouralpha code unique to each carrier placed in front of nine digit B/L number; APL's unique B/L Identi er is 'APLU'. Sealand uses 'SEAU'. These pre xes are also used as the container Identification.


The forwarding agreement or carrying agreement between shipper and air carrier and is issued only in nonnegotiable form.


A letter given by the shipper to the shipowner when goods put on board are not good condition holding the shipowner harmless in respect of any claims the consignee may claim.


The weight prescribed by agreement between carrier and shipper for goods shipped in certain packages or in a certain number.


A detailed statement of a vessel’s cargo which includes all data regarding the shipper consignee and cargo quantity.

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