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Non-small bill of lading informant

  • Author:Alvin
  • Source:HKSG-GROPU
  • Release Date:2018-12-20
Non-small bill of lading informant

On the ocean bill of lading, there is a role that we often ignore, but its importance can not be underestimated, it is the informant. Usually the ocean bill of lading has two companies or even three companies in the destination port information section, usually Consignee and Notify party. Some shipping company bills of lading will also include the First Notify Party and the Second Notify Party.

Difference between Consignee and Notify Party

Consignee refers to the consignee, usually the destination port customer, that is, the real buyer. Under the condition of payment of the letter of credit, it will generally be a bank.

Notify party refers to the notifying party, which refers to the contact party of the destination port customer. If the customer is himself, it can be filled out as Same as consignee, otherwise it will be marked as the agent or trader of the customer at the port of destination.

The meaning of the notification party

After the goods arrive at the destination port, the shipping company will notify the notifying party of the arrival information at the first time, so that the informant can notify the consignee to pick up the goods or do other processing. Preventing the timely delivery of goods, resulting in demurrage of the port and even a huge fine. Therefore, in order to prevent notifications, there are sometimes two notifiers. Because under the condition of payment of the letter of credit, the Consignee on the bill of lading is often the issuing bank, not the real consignee; when all the documents are delivered to the issuing bank, the issuing bank will notify the real consignee to negotiate and other processes. .

Fill in is not free

In many cases, the notifier is not informed or communicated in advance as a notice, resulting in the arrival notice not reaching the consignee in time, resulting in delays in delivery and additional costs. This requires that when confirming the bill of lading, the notice party should also pay special attention to it, and it is not free.

About To order

Sometimes we will encounter a To order bill of lading. To order bill of lading refers to the bill of lading. The general format is ‘To order of xxx’, which requires an endorsement of ‘xxx’ to be transferred or picked up. If the consignee column on the bill of lading only has ‘To order’, then the meaning is ‘To order of shipper’, which requires an endorsement of ‘shipper’. The informant only serves to inform the consignee and has nothing to do with endorsement.


Question about the informant

1) If the consignee and the notifier of the bill of lading are inconsistent, who is the general delivery notice sent to?

Usually it is notified to the consignee. Most bills of lading are based on the information of the notifying party as the main information for the destination port agent to contact the consignee. Because the consignee of most bills of lading is To order, it is not directly named. Sometimes, the notified person can't contact, will find the consignee, or contact the consignor if necessary.