A Through Bill of Lading is a type of bill of lading that covers the entire transportation journey of goods from the origin to the final destination using multiple modes of transportation. This means that the through bill of lading covers the cargo receipts at the point of origin and delivery to the ultimate consignee using two or more modes of transportation.
Bill of lading Vs. Through bill of lading
A bill of lading is a document that covers the shipment of goods from one point to another, while a through bill of lading covers the entire transportation journey of goods from the origin to the final destination using multiple modes of transportation.
A through bill of lading is typically used in international trade where goods need to be transported across different modes of transportation such as sea, rail, and road. It is a comprehensive document that combines all the necessary transportation documents into a single document, making it easier to manage and track the shipment.
The through bill of lading includes information about
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