Bill of lading is a transport document covering the carriage of goods by sea.
Shipper means a person that enters into a contract of carriage with a carrier. Shipper also known as consignor.
On today’s post I explain the main differences between the consignee and shipper fields of bills of lading.
Differences Between Consignee and Shipper
Seller versus Buyer:
Usually consignor is the exporter and consignee is the importer in any shipping document used in international trade. Bill of lading is not an exception.
Position Against Goods:
Consignor hands out the goods to the carrier at the port of loading. Consignee takes delivery of the goods from the carrier at the port of discharge.
Title of Goods:
Consignee field determines how title of goods will be delivered from the shipper to the consignee.
- Consignee field determines if the bill of lading issued in straight, negotiable or bearer format.
Shipper determines how consignee field is completed by giving necessary instructions to the carrier.
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