LEGAL SENSE (Hint 26)
by ANSLAM C. AGIM, ESQ
BILL OF LADING
Bill of Lading is a document of title signed by the shipowner or by the master, or other agent of the shipowner which states that certain specified goods have been shipped upon a particular ship and which purports to set out the terms on which the goods have been delivered to and received by the ship. See, Avtar Singh, Law of Carriage Air, Land and Sea, Fourth Edition, 2005, Eastern Book Company; Lucknow, page 282.
Bill of Lading is also a receipt for goods shipped on board a vessel, signed by the person (or his or her agent) who contracts to carry them, and stating the conditions in which the goods were delivered to (and received by) the ship. See, Alan Branch, Export Practice and Management, 4th Edition, 2003, Thompson Learning, Page 301.