This is unique because it is the first time a major retailer has assisted a carrier with implementing the new electronic bill of lading
with its customers," said Doug Anderson, logistics program sales manager, Sterling Commerce's Commerce Business Division and chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 Transportation Subcommittee.
By using GTN, into which shipping lines have integrated their back-office systems, major third-party logistics managers (3PLs) such as APL Logistics can electronically transmit complete and accurate bill of lading
information directly into the shipping lines' systems, automatically, over the online portal.
Earlier this year, Cargill finished an electronic bill of lading
related to a grain transport from the United States to Mexico.
VICS Bill of Ladings off ASNs -- Lingo users can generate Bill of Lading documents and VICS Bill of Lading documents directly off ASNs with a couple of clicks of the mouse.
Lingo's ability to auto-create VICS Bill of Lading documents from our ASNs has proven to reduce time in the warehouse by three to four hours per customer shipment," said Shari Foldesi, Director of Operations, P2F Holdings, developer, distributor of "As Seen on TV" products and a leading wholesale apparel distributor located in Seal Beach, CA.
Thus, the parties could declare in the bill of lading the value of cargo shipped, but carriers were absolutely prohibited from limiting their liability under 100 [pounds sterling] per package or unit.
Neither the carrier nor the ship shall in any event be or become liable for any loss or damage to or in connection with the transportation of goods in an amount exceeding $500 per package lawful money of the United States, or in case of goods not shipped in packages, per customary freight unit, or the equivalent of that sum in other currency, unless the nature and value of such goods have been declared by the shipper before shipment and inserted in the bill of lading.
A marine bill of lading is required, but the bill does not state that the goods were shipped on board a named vessel.
The bill of lading shows shipment between ports other than those specified in the credit.
The bill of lading
is a contract between the shipper and the carrier designating the pickup point, the ports visited and the final destination of the cargo.
The bill of lading
for a load forms a contract between the shipper, the broker and the carrier.
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