shipper-consignee-notify-party

There is sometimes great confusion as to the actual identity of shipper, consignee and notify party. Here I explain these terms which are widely used in shipping specially in the bill of ladings.

Shipper: Who is this guy ??

Many believe “Shipper” is the supplier or owner of the goods being supplied. It is true but not always.  The business directory defines shipper as  the party responsible for the shipment. When a buyer of goods enters into a contract with seller of the goods through sale contract, apart from other things they also decide who would arrange for the transport. In the multi-modal transport, they may decide which leg of transport is under whom. Who bears what risk is also the basis of various INCOTERMS defined by the International Chamber of Commerce.

If the buyer of the goods is responsible for sea transport, he would arrange for a ship to carry the goods and enter into a “Contract of carriage” with the carrier. The buyer here would be “Shipper” under “Contract of carriage”.

Shipper is a term related to “Contract of carriage” but is also closely related to sale contract. So the Shipper bears two hats. He is shipper under “contract of carriage” but he is buyer (or seller) under sale contract.

Consignee: Consignee is the person to whom the carrier (Ship) is supposed to deliver the goods. In most cases the consignee is the Buyer of the goods but not always. Consignee could be the agent nominated by the buyer. Consignee could also be the buyer’s bank.

Another principle different between the terms “Consignee” and “buyer” is that while “Consignee” is the term used in “contract of carriage”, the term “buyer” is used in “sale contract”.

Notify Party: Notify party is the party to whom the carrier is suppose to notify regarding the arrival ETA’s of the vessel. Notify party is then responsible for arranging the arrival formalities of the vessel. By now you must have guessed it rightly that notify party could be agent ,  receiver of the cargo or any other person/entity who has the interest in the arrival of the cargo.

While the shipper or carrier has the responsibility to keep the notify party abreast of the arrival details of the vessel and failing to do so may lead to unpleasant situations, you may sometimes find on bill of lading a clause where shipper and carrier assume no responsibility for failure to notify. This clause is particularly common in liner shipping.

* Though very unusual, however there is no restriction on having more than one notify parties. Usually there is only one notify party, who in turn informs all other interested parties regarding the arrival notifications of the vessel and cargo.

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Capt. Rajeev Jassal has sailed for over 24 years mainly on crude oil, product and chemical tankers. He holds MBA in shipping & Logistics degree from London. He has done extensive research on quantitatively measuring Safety culture onboard and safety climate ashore which he believes is the most important element for safer shipping.

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komal
komal
7 years before

I really like d way they provide information. The language is easy, understandable, exact.

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Glad that you found it useful Komal..

Kunal
Kunal
6 years before

Hi Rajeev a very big thank for the information.and i want to know about CNEE company... And company asked for cnee and the notify

Himanshu Saxena
Himanshu Saxena
3 years before

Hi Rajeev can we do invoicing to notify party

osma awad
osma awad
2 years before

Dear,Thank you for your explanation, I want to ask if consignee name and notify party can be in different courtiers ?also we are trading company at Saudi Arabia we did contract with Chinese factory to produce us materials and paid them. First we want to bring materials to Saudi Arabia then we do papers to resend to our customer at Egypt.After that and to save time will send it directly from china to Egypt .Can Be ? and it is nessary to put our company as notify party ? please advise

komal
komal
7 years before

I got what I want to know. thanks for d information.

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Thanks Komal..

thakare
thakare
3 years before

can we hide consignee details at the time of shipping bill filing... like M. USA OR JM UAE

Dozzyjean Dozie
Dozzyjean Dozie
2 years before

hello sir, i will be very much interested to lean from you sir, please write me back so i can explain more better

Desmond
Desmond
7 years before

Really helpful precise information

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Glad that you found it helpful Desmond..

Newman
Newman
7 years before

Hi Rajeev, in my case i am ABC company(located in USA) who is responsible for payment to seller/shipper. But the receiving party whom goods should be shipped to, is located in Asia they are a different company XYZ(located in Dubai). Now in our case since i am making the payment, i am = Co Signee? and receiving party (XYZ located in Dubai) is Notify party? shipment should be sent on their name and i am making the payment. Please clarify. :) Thanks.

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Let us say I am the Carrier of the goods. I (as the carrier) and shipper have signed a contract of carriage where he agrees to pay me an amount for carrying his goods and deliver it to XYZ. As I need to deliver the goods to XYZ, they are the consignee unless XYZ tells to deliver the goods to an agent, his bank or their sub-company. To whomsoever XYZ wants me to deliver the goods, he is the consignee of the goods. XYZ would also be interested to know when the goods are arriving in Dubai. He need to tell me (the carrier) whom should I send estimated time of the arrival or inform when the goods arrives in Dubai. This party to whom I am supposed to notify for arrival of goods is the Notify party. Suppose XYZ want that I should inform him directly. In this case XYZ becomes the Notify party. Now where do your company ABC come in picture ? Actually they don't. ABC is nowhere in the picture both in seller/buyer agreement and in contract of carriage. Why ABC is paying to seller, what actually buyer of the goods is supposed to pay ? Are ABC and XYZ related to each other ? If yes, it is internal financial matter of ABC and XYZ. Role of ABC looks more of a bank of XYZ who is making payments to the seller of the goods and they have no role in contract of carriage for which these terms are related. Role of ABC is a related to finance in the seller/buyer agreement. Please let me know if you any question with this Newman.

Amila
Amila
3 years before

Hi Rajeev, My Concern is , Company "A" based in Sri Lanka. As well "B" is a manufacture also based in Sri Lanka. Company A used to Obtain the orders and receive the Payment from Consignee "C" from abroad. Even Company A received the payment he wants to get arrange all the Shipments to the Consignee by Company "B". therefore may i know can we apply this process. Summery : Commercial Invoice issued by A and Shipper in the BL will be B and Consignee will be C. So can we apply this process and is there any issue at the clearance point?

Monica
Monica
7 years before

Hi Rajeev, I have a similar situation as the one described by Newman and it goes like this: Company A from France is Buyer of the goods from company B in Korea. Company A from France is also Seller to company C in Nigeria. The transport of the goods is arranged by company C in Nigeria directly from Korea . Who is the Consignee and the Notify in each case? There will be 2 invoices - one with Seller/Shipper B and Buyer A and one with Seller A and Buyer company C. Willthe Shipper remain the same? Thank you in advace for your reply :)

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

We sometimes get confused by mixing two entirely different contracts. These 2 contracts are.. Buyer seller contract (contract between buyer and seller of the goods) and contract of carriage (contract between carrier of the goods and person arranging that carrier) . The terms shipper and consignee are related to the contract of carriage and has nothing to do with buyer seller contract or agreement. Now in your case if I am the carrier (ship, aircraft etc), I have been contracted by company C so me and company C are in contract of carriage in which company C becomes the shipper and I take the role of carrier. Since I am only in contract with company C, I do not legally know A & B and I will listen to company C only. I will ask C, when i arrive in Nigeria, who will take the delivery of the goods from me. The person (or company) the company C will nominate for taking the delivery will be the consignee. The details of the consignee will be entered into the bill of lading. Consignee is required because company C may be in Lagos but the consignment may be destined in another city/port of Nigeria where these goods will be required/used. So company C will name some of their representative to take delivery of the goods. If the goods are arriving in Lagos itself, company C may nominate themselves as consignee. Consignee is simply the person whom I have been instructed to delivere the goods by the shipper who is in legally binding contract with me. Hope I have clarified this. Let me know if you have any question Monica..

sunil
sunil
3 years before

Sir In that case shipper and consignee( Party C) are same so we are not in any direct connection between party A and B.

abra
abra
7 years before

Hi Rajeev, I just have problem on the difference between consignor and shipper. Could you please help me to distinguish them?

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Hello Abra..The consignor is the person who tells the carrier about the details of the consignee. But carrier will only listen to the shipper, So with respect to carrier both consignor and shipper are same. There is a thin line between two if we move beyond carrier's view point although there will be very less times these situation can arise. Take the example where I have my goods stored in a warehouse and I advise the warehouse to arrange for the transportation of the goods. Warehouse will enter into a contract of carriage with transportation company and warehouse becomes the shipper. But I as the owner of the goods will be instructing the warehouse about the consignee details. So for warehouse and consignee, I will be the consignor. But from the point of view of carrier, carrier only knows the company/person who contracted with them and for carrier that company is the shipper as well as consignor. Hope I was able to clarify that. Let me know if you have any questions.

abra
abra
7 years before

Thank you very much! You are so cool!

Sandeep
Sandeep
7 years before

In a bill of lading there is Shipper A based in country X seller in invoice is B based in country Y and consignee in B/L is to the order, could you please explain the difference in this context. Thanks.

ROHAN
ROHAN
7 years before

Hi, I'm in freight forwarding, my consignee importing good from Italy, they also paid the full payment of the cargo as per the invoice value but the supplier is still holding the original bill of lading with him and now supplier is asking for more money, and only once the consignee pay the additional money then only supplier will send the original bill of lading to the consignee, in this case if the consignee wont pay the additional, then can we as a freight agent at destination how to release the cargo or issue the delivery order to the consignee, please advise me, it is going to become a big issue now, I'm about to loose this customer (consignee).

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Hello Rohan, didn't the supplier sign buyer-Seller agreement which lists the costs involved ? If the demand of the supplier is not legitimate (Which I would recommend to think upon) Supplier may be exploiting a poor pre-agreement between the supplier & receiver. If a good agreement is in place, there are plenty of resources to sue the supplier.

AIda
AIda
7 years before

HI Rajeev, I want to ask in case of a large bulk shipment that has to be divided and received by different receivers/ buyers who all pay by LC terms, what would be the best way to prepare the B/Ls, if it is LC Payment should the consignee by always the bank , or can it be the buyers directly or can it be one common agent for all of them? Thank you,

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Hi Alda, In my opinion consignee should either be the "Buyer" or it can be marked "To order".

 Dr LP Sharma
Dr LP Sharma
7 years before

Great Supportive Details

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Thank you Sir..

Irshad
Irshad
7 years before

Hi rajeev. I want to know what is the contract between the seller of the goods and the shipper ( who will handle the goods to consignee) can i have any format and links for that please

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Hi Irshad, There is no contract between seller and the shipper. The contract is always between seller and buyer of the goods. Seller and buyer decided in their contract who will arrange for the transportation and that is the party who becomes the shipper. If you google Seller buyer contract format or Seller buyer agreement format, you can find tons of resources. You may have to personalise these format to your requirement with the help of a specialised lawyer.

seema
seema
7 years before

Can you explain me what is notify party ? with example?

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

I am the receiver of the cargo. The carrier (Ship, trucks company or aircraft) is supposed to give me daily update (ETAs) on when the consignment will arrive to the destination. But I do not have time to read all the daily emails and keep track of all the consignments arriving at different locations. I have appointed a person (or company) who will receive this information for different consignments from different carriers and give me update in a single sheet which I can easily manage and track. This person or company will be notify party. But if I am not a busy man, I can myself act as a notify party. In simple words, notify party is a person or company to whom carrier is supposed to notify of the arrival of consignment. I hope this clarifies Seema. Let me know if you have any further question.

Koolhi
Koolhi
7 years before

Hello Rajeev, I have this kind of issue now. Our company (A) bought many goods in London (B) with many sellers(PIX). A is located in South Africa (D). Finally, we have to load 3 containers. We've got one B/L for these 3 for the transport from B to D that we've paid. And we've already mentionned that we are the consignee and the notify party. Can we also be the shipper in this case? thanks

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

If you paid the shipping company (carrier) directly and have a contract with them, yes you are the shipper. But usually for this small parcels, there is a charterer who handles many such small parcel and then contracts with carrier. In this case charterer is the shipper. The person who has signed the contact with the carrier is the shipper.

pradeep
pradeep
7 years before

I am in export marketing for more than 25 yrs ... This is Very useful article written in simplest possible language !! Nice ! Thanks ...

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Thank you Pradeep..

ashutosh tripathi
ashutosh tripathi
7 years before

Hi Rajeev, i have a question reagrding this third party export. i am the shipper and buyer is in singapore and he wants us to deliver the cargo in india to his buyer. so being as a shipper i asked the booking from shipping line origin port to pod in india can i put the singapore company as an consignee while goods are going to india. i checked here with few freight forwarders and they said the singapore company cannot be consignee. please suggest.

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Hello Ashutosh, While I am not aware of any rule where in this case Singapore company cannot be a consignee but it for sure is not a customary practice. Also I fail to understand why it would be required. The singapore company can easily give his buyer's name as the consignee. As you must be aware that for the goods to be released at POD, the consignee need to endorse the Bill of lading and present it to carrier. So in this case the bill of lading need to travel from port of loading to Singapore and then Singapore to POD in India. I ams sure nobody want that.

Pancy Tamang
Pancy Tamang
7 years before

Thank you Sir

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Thanks for reading Pancy..

SUJANAN T P
SUJANAN T P
7 years before

HI Rajeev, We are a USA based company named ABC. we (ABC) are trying to buy material from Germany company name MNO and ABC is selling the goods to company in Dubai xyz. MNO is invoicing to ABC and ABC will be invoicing to XYZ. ABC wanted to keep it secret who the customer is in Dubai(XYZ) from Company MNC ( the shipper & first seller). MNC is shipping goods to Dubai with Consignee as ABC. Can we allow XYZ to clear the goods? if yes, what is the procedure? if not How we can ship the goods by not to tell our supplier (MNO) who is the end customer? I appreciate your immediate valuable answer. Thanks in advance. Sujanan

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Usually in this case ABC should have arranged the transport and should have been the shipper. This way as soon as ABC has bought the goods from seller, the seller is out of the picture. But even otherwise ABC can allow XYZ to clear the goods. As I am not an expert in export/Import (I can talk from the carrier's point of view) so I am not sure about the exact procedure to follow but I am certain it can be done.

Fred v Niekerk
Fred v Niekerk
7 years before

Hi Rajeev, we are the local owners agent for a vessel working in South Africa. They are shipping shipper owned equipment from Singapore via seafreight to Cape Town. They have a nominated forwarding agent at origin who is doing clearing at destination. What is the correct consignee details for this shipment ? Masters & owners MV X care of clearing agent, with us as notify party, or can we consign Masters & Owners care of our company , being notify as well ? Looking forward to hearing from you.

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

In my opinion consignee can be any of these two. It is upto the buyer of the goods (local owners in this case) to decide who they are comfortable with.

Danny
Danny
7 years before

Hey Rajeev, I am trying to find public information records of recent import/export data that included listed consigned and notified party. Can you please inform me of a few options to search for this?

swapnil
swapnil
7 years before

Hi Rajeev, Would like to know that why carriers are refusing to do the telex release if consignee is 'To Order' on OB/l? If my company is shipper on OB/l, Cnee is To Order and notify is actual buyer or any forwarding company on behalf of Buyer, what would be the issue with line to do the telex release?

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

In one word, it is because of insurance. P&I clubs that insure the liability of the carrier do not allow release of the cargo without production of original Bill of lading. Though P&I clubs do not encourage use of "Letter of Indemnity", it is widely used to release the cargo. But a simple telex message to release the cargo won't be enough to secure carrier's interests.

DINESH KUMAR
DINESH KUMAR
7 years before

Case1-We are getting Purchase Order from party A from chennai Stating to Ship the party B in Malayasia. Case 2- We dont have manufacturing support in chennai company (C) hence we are giving Purchase order to our group company located in Poland- D stating ship the material to Malayasia Party (B). No my question is whether it is possible to move goods. or there is any other issue will be raised. in this circumstance they Payment should be received to Chennai company (C).

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

I do not see any issue in this.

isaac
isaac
7 years before

Hello Rajeev, can a bank named in a Bill of Lading as a consignee endorse the bill to a different person other than the notifying party?

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

If consignee is a bank, yes they can endorse the Bill of lading. Notify party is for sending/receiving notifications and does not play much role in the transactions.

HDS
HDS
7 years before

Hello, I am an exporter in India. The person buying the goods (A) is from Hong Kong, and his final buyer is in Sri Lanka (B). Hence I am arranging the shipment of goods to Sri Lanka from India. In the BL, since I am arranging for the goods to be shipped, I am the shipper and since the goods are going to Sri Lanka, the final buyer (B) becomes the consignee. The Hong Kong buyer (A) is a notify party on the BL. Is this correct?

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

Looks OK except the buyer in Sri Lanka may want to have his own Notify party too. In this case, there can be more than one notify party in Bill of lading.

mudassar
mudassar
7 years before

sir can i have the format for trio agreement as i had sent the shipment to a country but the i am receiving the money from b person so when i had went to the bank they had said kindly get the trio agreement so m since struggling for the trio agreement please help

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

I am not sure what this trio agreement is but if it is the bank who advised, they must have the format of it too.

Ashish roy
Ashish roy
7 years before

Sir suppose Buyer "A" is in India has to bring the cago back to India from seller "S"which is in brazil for that Buyer "A"contracted shipper "B" to arrange Carrier"C" and appointed consignee "D" by buyer. My question is where I put my consignee in this chain??, As the vessel is going from india as A contracted B as a shipper which in turn appoints C as a carrier, C arrives in Brazil and took/loaded the shipment and sails back to India same place of where A is. Secondly Is contract of carriage is limited to only shipper-carrier-consigene? ? And sale of contract is only between buyer and seller ??

Rajeev Jassal
Rajeev Jassal
7 years before

The term for party B is charterer. Party B is the charterer appointed by Buyer A. The contract of carriage in this case is called "Charter party agreement". It is OK if buyer of the goods wish to consign the good to party D. In that case D will be the consignee. Contract of carriage is between a party requiring transport for his good and the party providing that transport for hire. So yes it is between shipper carrier. Same logic goes for Sale contract.

OUMY CISSE
OUMY CISSE
7 years before

good day to you Rajeev I want to know if the shipping company can release a container at the consignee without agreement of the notify party?

Jessica
Jessica
7 years before

Hi Mr Rajeev. My company "A" is selling to company "B" goods. Goods are bought and shipped from company A's factory, company Z. Normally, on the B/L Shipper name, we always use "On behalf of Company A, Company Z..." But the buyer right now is insisting that we use "Company A C/O Company Z..." I'd like to ask what is the difference in the usage of "on behalf of" and "care of" ?

KARNER
KARNER
7 years before

Good Day Rajeev: A shipping line consigned our Container to a Clearing Agent at destination country, , then proceeded to make that same Clearing Agent, the NOTIFY PARTY on the On board bill of Lading. The error as you would guess is FATAL. For nearly more than 30 days, we the actual owners of the container cannot take possession of our goods. Our request to the Shipping Agent and the Shipping Line to send us "NO OBJECTION TO AMEND CONSIGNEE AND NOTIFY PARTY, has been ignored by both the shipping line and the export Shipping agents . Meanwhile, our goods assume huge clearing charge .. what else can we do to get our goods properly consigned so we can take possession of our consignment This is insane.

Jonas DSouza
Jonas DSouza
7 years before

Dear Capt. Rajeev, my query is as following: My company have a set of equipment sent from Dubai 3 years ago for storage at bonded place with a company (B) in the Netherlands for offshore projects use. Now we want to bring them back to Dubai. The company (B) who provided the storage facility do not agree to be the shipper as the equipment belong to us. Company B is asking us to provide shipping invoice and packing to process the export papers. As we are based in Dubai can my company be the shipper as well as consignee and the address of both shipper & consignee be the same i.e. Dubai address?

ahmed Fouad
ahmed Fouad
7 years before

i usually write the bank as a consignee and the the person I'm selling to as the notify as i send the documents cash against documents so i thought that this will ensure that the buyer doesn't get the documents unless he pays to the bank. but my buyer wants me to write him as the consignee would that cause any problems with the money issues

nisha
nisha
7 years before

as a shipper what is the risk for me to accept the letter of credit with the clause mentioning that in the consignee column i need to mention to order of consignee and not to order of issuing bank

Felix ngameni
Felix ngameni
7 years before

hello all in the event customs authorities seize the container and destroy for heath issues who is liable for deumeurage storage and all others charges THE CONSIGNEE OR SHIPPER in my case as customs clearing agent shipping lines want to inccur these charges to me whereby i,m not a party on the bill of lading

RK
RK
7 years before

I am exporter from Noida. my buyer is from Haryana and consignee is in spain. consignee will pay to haryana and haryana buyer will pay to us. my first question is that who will claim Drawback and others incentive. spain will pay to haryana in foreign currency. can Haryana party remit us in foreign currency.

Soon Kian Lip
Soon Kian Lip
6 years before

Hi what is different between shipper (company) & (company o/b consignee)

meraj
meraj
6 years before

can we write only buyer bank details in consignee area

Pradeep
Pradeep
6 years before

Dear Mr.Rajiv, We want to import safety products from china and want to -re export it to europe country from custom bonded warehouse without paying duty, in this case can we get Certificate of origin / GSP ect from indian issuing authorities?

VRUSHAL
VRUSHAL
6 years before

if consignee don't want to clear container than notify party mention on bl can clear container ?

Deepak Kumar
Deepak Kumar
6 years before

Very much informatory

Pravin
Pravin
6 years before

Sir, please explain about BIMCO and ICS..

Engr. Escapade
Engr. Escapade
6 years before

Dear Capt. Rajeev, We are a trading company XYZ in India and purchasing goods from company ABC in USA for supply to Africa. ABC USA's is using a Freight Forwarder to arrange shipment to Africa and are paying the sea-freight since we are purchasing on CFR Basis. The BL's are made out with Shipper as "Freight Forwarder C/O XYZ India". In the event the OBL's are lost by a courier company, who will be liable to give LOI to the Shipping Line? Please can you elaborate on the procedure to obtain duplicate set of OBL's. Thanks.

Klodiana
Klodiana
6 years before

Dear SIr, we are a compania that opperate in Albania,we have sold the products to our client in portugal but the consigner is in africa,the shippment is prepared by our byer in portugal as the incoterm we have used in FOB albania.do you this is our responsability to take care that the final invoice for the consigner to arrive innafrica with the portugal prices,not with our prices?thank you

Venus Yao
Venus Yao
6 years before

Hello,sir,do you need freight forwarder in China,?We can handle all ports in China both in ocean and air.

Vincent
Vincent
6 years before

Hello Can the consignee be a physical person ? (not a company, not a bank) If the physical person own a company, is it more benefic for them to name the company as the consignee ?

Alex
Alex
6 years before

Hello, first of all thanks for all the information that one can gather here just by reading through the posts. But I have a different problem regarding the B/L - namely a bank in exporting country dictating how things should be done: Company A (Europe) is buying from Company B (Ethiopia) on FOB basis in Djibouti, while A is then organizing shippment (sea) to China in order so sell to Company C. Now the sellers bank in Ethiopia demands the following: shipper has to be seller / company B, consignee has to be the bank (made out to order of bank while not blank endorsing it) and the buyer is only the notifying party. From my understanding this an unfavourable constellation, or am I mistaken? Shouldn't at leat be the shipper company A (buyer) since A is organizing sea freight? Also having the bank as consingnee here doesn't sound right either... Sounds like company A never has the rights on the goods in this case.. Please, maybe someone can help here.

Pratik Bhoite
Pratik Bhoite
6 years before

Such nice and clear explanation. Wonderful information sir. Really very well explained.

Anthony
Anthony
6 years before

I am working on an LC shipment where the destination is Bahrain air port, however applicant requested to ship the cargo to UK to their customer. Documents required for the LC are Beneficiary's commercial invoice and Delivery note signed and stamped by Applicant. My concern here is; as per LC, destination is Bahrain and shipment is moving to UK to different consignee rather than the consignee mentioned in LC. I would really appreciate your assistance to know whether the above requirement from applicant can legally be accommodated or not.

Anthony
Anthony
6 years before

Dear Raeev Kindly assist on following doubt; I am working on an LC shipment where the destination is Bahrain air port, however applicant requested to ship the cargo to UK to their customer. Documents required for the LC are Beneficiary's commercial invoice and Delivery note signed and stamped by Applicant. My concern here is; as per LC, destination is Bahrain and shipment is moving to UK to different consignee rather than the consignee mentioned in LC. I would really appreciate your assistance to know whether the above requirement from applicant can legally be accommodated or not.

Franziska
Franziska
6 years before

Hi Rajiv, could you explain to me what the term "Consignment to Bank" means? My company "A" engages a factory in India to produce fabrics which then are shipped to us. At the moment we pay a deposit before production and the balance before shipment. I was recently recommended to change to the a "Consignment to Bank" practice. Could you please explain to me how this works in detail?

Edmar
Edmar
6 years before

Hi rajeev, thanks for your guidelines and explanations. It is very helpful to others and especially to the begginers like me who wants to engage in trading/import here in my country.

Mehreen Sherazee
Mehreen Sherazee
6 years before

Really helpful Thank u

Prinku Jain
Prinku Jain
5 years before

Hello sir...we did one contract of 30/70 TT payment with supplier in Bangladesh. Paid 30% against which supplier dispatched the good and rest 70% we have to pay after seeing copy of BL. The supplier presented scanned copy of BL in which he has put his bank as Consignee and my company as Notify party and asked us to do balance 70% payment. Supplier is saying that after payment his bank will endorse my company for getting the clearance of goods. I tied to explain him that is not CAD mode and secondly i cannt accept his bank as nominee on BL ...Is it ok to go as per his mentioned procedure..

ATTA
ATTA
5 years before

Hi Mr Raeev We have a buyer from Iran He would like to use another company to open the letter of credit. But he ask if we can make the bill of lading by his personal name (consigne and notify party) Is this possible to do in Iran

Mila
Mila
5 years before

Hi Rajeev. I want to ask if the B/L is consigned to the bank and we requested the shipper to send us 1/3 original B/L to us can we release the cargo ?

Kashif
Kashif
5 years before

Hi, My Question is who will receive the payment Beneficiary company (A) or Notify Party Company (B)?? Advance payment shipment

Darren
Darren
5 years before

Hello, My Question Is? We are sending an Item To Dubai Airport Only for Collection. Terms CIF. Who is the Consignee? The Agent or The Buyer??

OMGHatethisClient
OMGHatethisClient
5 years before

Company X is the shipper Taiwan. Company SHIT is the buyer Malaysia. Goods & original BL are produced in Europe. Shipper required the original BL to send to bank. My question is Buyer (Company SHIT) wants shipper to pay for the courier Original BL from Europe to Taiwan USD60. By right, it should be COMPANY SHIT to pay for the courier right? Is there any term for this rules or law? FOB order.

Juan Toscano
Juan Toscano
5 years before

Thanks for information, very helpful. I have a question.... what's the difference between consignee and first consigneee. thanks

Rakesh Vyas
Rakesh Vyas
5 years before

Can you please advice, Notyfy part and Consignee can be same (Buyer) on B/L.

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m
5 years before

When I get export documentation from my customers/or freight forwarders used by our customers. the form includes the shipper information (which is us), the consignee information which is our customer's location in the U.S. and the third party information which is a branch of our customer overseas. Is this BOL only proving the items went to the consignee or are they proving that the items went overseas? At the top of the form the origin and destination both say U.S.

Sumeet
Sumeet
5 years before

Could you please explain what is contract of Affreightment, and when does BOL/contract of carriage becomes COA

Igere Austin
Igere Austin
5 years before

I am clear now on the terminologies SHIPPER, CONSIGNEE & NOTIFY PARTY. Thank you so much.

Chicco
Chicco
5 years before

Do u have hiace #131962

A Mohamed Haroon
A Mohamed Haroon
5 years before

Dear sir, We want to purchase from a party from Brazil . We want to sell it to Sri lanka. We are in India.Here if we instruct the our supplier ( shipper) directly to sri lanka. "Is it enough to stand we as a notify party or consignor.Here how can we invoice our margin through Shippers invoice also How can we differ the payment documents.Kindly send reply thanks in Advance Kindly clarify the terms Shipper,Consignor, Consignee, Notifie party

indren gounder
indren gounder
5 years before

Dear Sir, We have a bulk shipment arriving from U.A.E, the owner/purchaser of the goods is based in Switzerland, he is shipping these goods to SA as holding stock. i.e. he will only sell the goods after they have landed and have been Customs cleared in SA. Can the owner based in Switzerland be the consignee on the bill of lading for goods being shipped to South Africa? if yes are there any concerns? the notify party will be the Customs broker in SA. the shipper will be the supplier from U.A.E. Thanking you in advance for your informed guidance.

rakesh patil
rakesh patil
5 years before

hi sir, we are sending goods in which the buyer is other than consignee so the payment of shipment is coming from buyer so bank need agreement between buyer seller and consignee. so is there any format of agreement to submit bank for payment terms.

Muhammad Atiq Arif
Muhammad Atiq Arif
5 years before

Hi Rajeev, Hope you are fine and doing well. very useful information. thanks! Atiq

Menno
Menno
4 years before

HI Rajeev, my client in China is requesting me to send a copy of master BL with them as shipper on it without having full payment from their side. It is possible to provide them without losing control over my goods?

Danial
Danial
4 years before

Can In the L/C mentioned different bank name or other party than issuing bank?

Amar Anand
Amar Anand
3 years before

great blog....

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Sachin Goyal
3 years before

I am facing one problem , my container have arrived India and I have filed bill of entry , but my supplier and freight forwarder is not ready to give me telex release , how can I release my container

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hend
3 years before

thank you very much it was really helpful.

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