ELECTRONIC BILLS OF LADING – FAQ

On 27 September, UK P+I published a list of FAQ for the guidance of its members, starting with the basic position that such a system must ensure performance of the 3 functions of a bill of lading which customarily underpin P+I cover for shipping, namely: as a receipt, as a document of title, and as a contract of carriage which incorporates the Hague or HagueVisby Rules.  It lists the systems so far approved for use, and explains some of the risks and potential liabilities from using unapproved systems.

https://www.ukpandi.com/-/media/files/uk-p-and-i-club/articles/2020-general/electronic-bills-of-lading-clause-2014.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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