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Shipment date

The date a shipment takes place, which is usually the date of the relevant transport document. For banking purposes, with shipments by vessel for which on-board marine transport document is issued, the shipment date is considered to be the date…

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Shipped on deck

Annotation in a bill of lading stating that the goods have been shipped on the deck of a ship. See bill of lading.

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Shipper

As the party who contracts for carriage, the party who enters in a contract of carriage with a carrier and pays the carrier is in a position to give the carrier handling instructions. For freight-prepaid shipments this would usually be…

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Shipper´s letter of instruction (SLI)

A form issued by a shipper to authorize a carrier to issue a bill of lading or an air waybill on the shipper´s behalf. The form contains all details of shipment and authorizes the carrier to sign the bill of…

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Shipper´s load and count

A carrier´s notation disclaiming responsibility for the quantity of the cargo´s contents; the quantity declared is thus purely the shipper´s statement. If there is a dispute because less than a contract quantity is delivered, the carrier wishes to be free…

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