House bill of lading (B/L)

House bill of lading (B/L),

Definition of House bill of lading (B/L):

  1. B/L issued by a freight forwarder to a shipper as a receipt for the goods being shipped with other cargo as one consignment (usually as a full container load). The shipping companys (carriers) B/L shows the forwarder as the consignor, and the name of forwarders agent at the port of destination as the consignee. Although it is not a complete document of title, a house B/L has a legal standing similar to that of a normal (carriers) B/L. If not specifically prohibited, it is capable of being negotiated and of acceptance by the importers bank for payment under a letter of credit. Also called forwarders bill of lading.

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