On the ocean bill of lading, a role is often overlooked, but its importance cannot be underestimated. It is the notifier. Generally, there are two companies or even three companies to fill in the information part of the destination port, generally Consignee and Notify party. Some shipping company bills of lading also include the First Notify Party and the Second Notify Party.
Distinguish between Consignee and Notify Party.
Consignee refers to the Consignee, usually the customer of the destination port, which is the real buyer, and the letter of credit is usually the bank.
The Notify party refers to the notifying party, which refers to the contact party of the client in the destination port. If the customer can fill in the Same as consignee, otherwise it will be labeled as the customer's agent or trader in the port of destination.
Notice the bill of lading notifying people.
The meaning of the notifying party.
Upon arrival of the goods at the port of destination, the shipping company will inform the notifying party of the arrival information at the first time, so that the consignee may be notified to pick up the goods or to do other processing. Preventing the delay of the delivery of goods, resulting in the delay of detention and even large fines. So, in order to avoid notifications, sometimes there are two notifying people. Because the Consignee on the bill of lading is usually the issuing bank, rather than the real Consignee. When all documents are presented to the issuing bank, the issuing bank will notify the true consignee to proceed with the negotiation process.
Fill in the blanks
In many cases, inform the person as the person not know or do not communicate well in advance, lead to the arrival of the notice cannot arrive the consignee's hands, resulting in delivery delays and additional costs. This will need to be in the confirmation of bill of lading, notice square also should be careful, not optional.
Regarding To the order
Sometimes we meet the order bill of lading. To order bill of lading is To refer To bill of lading. The general format is' To order of XXX ', which requires the endorsement of 'XXX' To transfer or pick up the goods. If the consignee on the bill of lading is only 'To order', the meaning is' To order of shipper ', which requires the endorsement of 'shipper'. The notifier ACTS only as a notification to the consignee and is not related to the endorsement.
Questions about the notifier.
1) if the consignee of the bill of lading is not consistent with the notifier, who should be sent to the notice?
The consignee is generally informed. Most bills of lading are the main information of the consignee to contact the consignee with the information of the notifying party. Because the consignee of most bill of lading is To order, not directly named. Sometimes, if the person is not contacted, the consignee will be found, or if necessary, contact the shipper.
2) to do the telex release of the bill of lading, to whom?
The consignee. Whether the original or the telex release, it is the transfer of property rights, it is to transfer to the property right person. It is the consignee who really owns the goods.
3) is it ok for the consignee and the notifying party To order?
On the surface, the operation is convenient and can be transferred to any consignee. However, in practice, the general shipping company stipulates that the consignee and the notifier cannot simultaneously order To order. There can only be one, which is also to prevent shipping risks.
4) the customer's letter of credit requires that the bill of lading notify the person to write two companies together. Is that ok?
Some shipping company bills of lading will have the first notice and the second notifier. If not, you can fill in two companies under one of the notifying parties.
5) in the case of the consignee To order, can the notifier on the ocean bill of lading be able To pick up the goods?
No, when the consignee of the original bill of lading of the shipping company is To order, the shipper will not endorse the goods To the customer, and the consignee is not To be mentioned, let alone notify the person.
6) the customer request, the notifier of the bill of lading shows To order, can you?
It's best not To order. After all, the function of the notifier is to know the goods in time and inform the consignee to receive the goods in time. If not, you can write the Same as consignee.
7) the consignee of the bill of lading To order, the notifier is the Same as consignee.
If the consignee is To order, be sure To provide a detailed contact information of the Notify party, otherwise the ship To port, will be unable To inform the importer or the related responsibility caused by the goods cannot be withdraw, may even lead To serious consequences such as was confiscated by the customs. If it is to declare AMS/ACI, it may also result in a large fine imposed by the customs.
8) do you need To give an endorsement To order b/l?
If the consignee of the bill of lading is To order, and there is no other content after that, such as: not To order of the XXX, then this is called blank order bill of lading, which requires the Shipper To endorse it. The Notify party is the notifier of the port of destination, which has nothing to do with endorsement.
9) the goods have arrived at the port, the customer said that the notice was not written, and the order was required, otherwise the customs would not be cleared. Does it really matter?
If the consignee on the bill of lading is correct, the notifying information shall not affect the authenticity of the judgment, and will not affect the customs clearance and delivery of the goods in the port of destination.