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Maritime Law Knowledge Base

Bills of Lading

Maritime law, codified. 

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What is the Bill of Lading and why is it used?

What types of Bill of Lading are there?

What is the relationship between the charter party and the contract of carriage evidenced by the Bill of Lading? 

How should the Bills of Lading be remarked and what may be wise to agree in the Charter Party?

Is the Shipowner always the carrier under the Bill of Lading? 

Bill of Lading fixture clauses that can endanger cover under insurance policies and alternatives to consider

Pros and Cons of alternatives to Bills of Lading such as mate’s receipts, Seaway Bills and no cargo documents at all

Electronic Bills of Lading

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Freight & Liens

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Ports, berths & the voyage

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Bills of Lading

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Letters of Indemnity

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Laytime & Demurrage

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General Average

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Insurance

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Law and arbitration

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Risks & costs

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Various

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