bill of lading

bill of lading
Document evidencing receipt of goods for shipment issued by person engaged in business of transporting or forwarding goods and it includes airbill. U.C.C. No. 1-201(6). An instrument in writing, signed by a carrier or his agent, describing the freight so as to identify it, stating the name of the consignor, the terms of the contract for carriage, and agreeing or directing that the freight be delivered to the order or assigns of a specified person at a specified place. It is receipt for goods, contract for their carriage, and is documentary evidence of title to goods. Schwalb v. Erie R. Co., 161 Misc. 743, 293 N.Y.S. 842, 846
@ bills in a set
A series of bills of lading each bearing a number and providing that a certain bill is valid only if goods have not been delivered against another U.C.C. No. 7-304.
@ clean bill of lading
One which contains nothing in the margin qualifying the words of the bill of lading itself. Bank of America Nat. Trust & Sav. Ass'n v. Liberty Nat. Bank & Trust Co. of Oklahoma City, D.C.Okl., 116 F.Supp. 233, 238, 239.
+ clean bill of lading
One without exception or reservation as to the place or manner of stowage of the goods, and importing that the goods are to be (or have been) safely and properly stowed under deck. One which contains nothing in the margin qualifying the words in the bill of lading itself
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Common law.
In common law, the written evidence of a contract for the carriage and delivery of goods sent by sea for a certain freight. A written memorandum, given by the person in command of a merchant vessel, acknowledging the receipt on board the ship of certain specified goods, in good order or "apparent good order," which he undertakes, in consideration of the payment of freight, to deliver in like good order (dangers of the sea excepted) at a designated place to the consignee therein named or to his assigns.
@ foul bill
Bill of lading containing notation that goods received by carrier were defective.
@ negotiable bill
One which by its terms calls for goods to be delivered to bearer or to order of named persons, or where recognized in overseas trade, if it runs to named persons or assigns. U.C.C. No. 7-104(lXaXb).
@ non-negotiable bill
Document of title in which goods are consigned to named persons. U.C.C. No. 7-104(2).
@ ocean bill
A negotiable bill of lading used in shipment by water.
@ on board bill
Bill of lading which shows that loading has been completed.
@ order bill
One in which it is stated that goods are consigned to order of any person named therein.
See negotiable bill, above; also, order bill of lading.
@ overseas bill
Where the contract contemplates overseas shipment and contains a term C.I.F. or C. & F. or F.O.B. vessel, the seller unless otherwise agreed must obtain a negotiable bill of lading stating that the goods have been loaded on board or, in the case of a term C.I.F. or C. & F., received for shipment. U.C.C. No. 2-323(1).
@ straight bill
A nonnegotiable bill of lading that specifies a consignee to whom the goods are to be deliveredthe carrier is contractually obligated to deliver the goods to that person only.
@ through bill
One by which a railroad contracts to transport over its own line for a certain distance carloads of merchandise or stock, there to deliver the same to its connecting lines to be transported to the place of destination at a fixed rate per carload for the whole distance. Embodies undertaking to be performed in part by persons acting as agents for issuer. U.C.C. No. 7-302
@ bill of lading acts
The principal acts governing bills of lading are Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the Federal Bills of Lading Act (49 U.S.C.A. No.No. 81-124), and the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act (49 U.S.C.A. No. 20(11)).
See also Harter Act
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Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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