Bill of Lading

Export documentation is required by all countries to satisfy the requirements of Customs in the importing country or, depending on the payment method, by the overseas bank. Ultimately you will not be able to export without the right paperwork; incorrect paperwork can prove costly both in time, money and resource.

We are experts in trade documentation and can advise you on what specifics documents are required for each overseas market. Benefit from an unrivalled level of customer service with our award winning team who can issue you with all the documents you need.

What is the document for?

The Bill of Lading is a document issued by a carrier, or its agent, to the shipper as a contract of carriage of goods. The bill of lading also acts as a receipt of shipment when the goods have been delivered.

You can find a PDF version of the Bill of Lading Document on the Unsworth site.

Who will need it?

The Bill of Lading is one of the most important documents in the whole shipping and freight chain. The document must be completed and provided to the shipper when your freight is to be picked up. Bill of Lading

How this document will help with the shipping process?

A Bill of Lading has 3 basic purposes or roles:

  1. Evidence of Contract of Carriage
  2. Receipt of Goods 
  3. Document of Title to the goods

The B/L is the evidence of the contract of carriage entered into between the carrier and the shipper or cargo owner. Goods may then be transferred to the holder of the original or express bill of lading, giving the holder the rights to claim the goods or further transfer it to someone else.

We have a range of both import and export documents on our site. For more information on Export documentation or the Export process, please visit or contact the export department.


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