Marine Bulk Liquids Transportation Use Case
Bill of Lading (B/L)
A document that establishes the terms of a
contract between a shipper and a transportation company. It serves as a document
of title, a contract of carriage and a receipt for goods.
Arrangements with a carrier for the acceptance and carriage of freight; i.e., a space reservation.
A written contract between the owner of a vessel and the person desiring to employ the vessel (charterer); sets forth the terms of the arrangement such as duration of agreement, freight rate and ports involved in the trip.
A person who arranges for transportation of loads for a percentage of the revenue from the load.
The person desiring to employ a vessel.
A person or firm, licensed by the treasury department of their country when required, engaged in entering and clearing goods through Customs for a client (importer).
Article shipped. For dangerous and hazardous cargo, the correct commodity identification is critical.
A person whose business is to act as an agent on behalf of the shipper. A freight forwarder frequently makes the booking reservation.
The transportation company that owns and operates the transport vessel(s) and is responsible for the safe transport of the commodity.
The entity that ships commodity.
A person whose business is to act as an agent on behalf of the shipper. A surveyor verifies the quantity of the commodity at transfer points specified by the shipper.