This section provides additional information that may be useful if you work in the field of foreign economic activities.
In the Incoterms section you can read about commercial terms widely used in international commercial transactions.
Learn more about the types of containers, its size and characteristics, you can check in the Intermodal container section. In section Heat insulation inside of containers you will read about ways how to preserve the quality of cargoes, which are sensitive to ambient temperature.
Packing and marking section tells you how important compliance of the marking on the package and on the goods with information in all shipping documents, as well as the functions of the packing.
If you are thinking about what mode of transport to choose to receive goods from your suppliers, as well as its advantages and disadvantages, you can read How to choose the right mode of transport for your goods section.
If you are confused about the logistic vocabulary, you will find answers to all your questions in Terms and Terminology section.
WHAT DOES B/L STAND FOR?
A bill of lading (sometimes referred to as a BOL or B/L) is a document issued by a carrier to a shipper. B/L is used for carriage at sea.
It serves a number of purposes:
- It evidences the receipt of goods for shipment and indicates the route of the cargo;
- It is evidence that a valid contract of carriage exists and it may incorporate the full terms of the contract between the consignor and the carrier;
- It is also a type of security which states the right of property for the goods described in bl.